In conclusion it should be pointed out that the doctrine of Scripture set forth above sets before men the fact of God. God requires of men that the love and obey him. He made them perfect in his image. They rebelled against him. Now he is, in grace, calling them to repentance through his Son. … More On the Authority of Scripture: A Quote From Cornelius Van Til Quoting Herman Bavinck
Jonathan Edwards’ particular insights have helped many theologians, pastors, and Christians attain a better grasp of the infinite scope of God’s grandeur and beauty. His theological and intellectual precision easily place him within the ranks of the greats, but it is his vivid language and radiant warmth that make him a favorite for many different … More Love: The Biblical Doctrine Seen Through the Eyes of Jonathan Edwards
Quell the Doctrinal Strife. v. 3-4 The Urgency in the Doctrinal Strife (v. 3a) “As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine” Verse 3 tells us that Paul is wanting Timothy to stay in Ephesus, the setting … More The Heart of a Pastor: A Commentary on 1 Timothy 1:3-11
Just as we are guilty of breaking all the commands if we break just one, so, in like manner, the denial of one divine truth leads to the denial of many others. There is a glorious connection between all the points of doctrine in Scripture because it is a system of truth, harmonious and consistent … More The Need for Believers to Apprehend the Deity of Christ
To be a member of a historically Reformed church is to be confessional Due in part to Gutenberg’s invention of his printing press which made documents much easier to reproduce and to distribute, and due to the Reforming work of the Holy Spirit to call the church back to her Biblical moorings, there was a literary explosion … More What does it mean to be Confessionally Reformed?
Original Text καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ Φαρισαῖοι, ἰδόντες αὐτὸν ἐσθίοντα μετὰ τῶν τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν ἔλεγον τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ Τι ὅτι μετὰ τῶν τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν ἐσθίει καὶ πίνει καὶ ἀκούσας ὁ Ἰησοῦς λέγει αὐτοῖς Οὐ χρείαν ἔχουσιν οἱ ἰσχύοντες ἰατροῦ ἀλλ’ οἱ κακῶς ἔχοντες· οὐκ ἦλθον καλέσαι δικαίους ἀλλὰ ἁμαρτωλούς εἰς μετάνοιαν Translation “And the Scribes and the Pharisees, having … More Mark 2:16-17
Part 1 here Role of Sex It has been previously alluded to before that sex has a unitive function for the husband and wife. There are those who say that this aspect of bonding and unifying is only a secondary consequence of sex, and that it is below in rank of importance under its purpose … More The Seventh Command (Part 2)