There are many verses in scripture, which proclaim that God is the sovereign ruler of the universe and that God’s sovereignty is one of His principal attributes. Before examining any of these texts, I first want us to understand what sovereignty means, so we can have a correct understanding of...
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A small mosque is being built in my town, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. What ought the correct response of the church be to the establishment of the first mosque on our Islands?
Opposition has come from the moderator of the Presbytery of the Free Church (Continuing), Rev Greg Macdonald who said, “On the basis of this biblical teaching, we object to the promotion of all false religion,...
In his book "The Great Omission" Dallas Willard writes:
"For at least several decades the churches of the Western world have not made discipleship a condition of being a Christian. One is not required to be, a disciple in order to become a Christian, and one may remain a Christian without any signs of progress toward or in discipleship. Contemporary American churches in particular do not...
Hello everyone, I have been seeing a lot lately regarding the newest documentary by the creator of “the exorcist”.
His new Doc is about Father Amorth, the foremost Vatican exorcist. They claim to have recorded a real exorcism but I was interested in asking here on PB about demonic forces and exorcisms.
Are excorsisms nowadays real? What did the puritans think about demon possession?
Below is a small portion of a letter to a pastor regarding singing of the Psalms. The second paragraph is a familiar quote by Isaac Watts. But I include it for the sake of the few who may not have heard it.
Has God so changed his program of grace in these days that you believe, like Isaac Watts did, that many of the Psalms are not fit for Christian consumption. Below are Watts’ words from an...
How would you answer the question, "What is the greatest challenge in the church today?"
As I've been studying and trying to synthesize some of our theology in a way that the average person with no confessional understanding or Reformed background (which, in our Southern, rural context, is quite literally everyone) can easily understand, I'm running into a lot of really good stuff but also feeling overwhelmed.
I'm seeing the mnemonics and grids that others go through such as...
This post seems to be a bit related to both the speed limit thread and also the pastor on trial thread.
This week I went to town from the jungle to renew my visa. It normally takes maybe an hour at most. I was told that I was to be questioned, however. I had to come back the next day. I waited all day. Then I was brought in to go through a special 6-page report on me. I was under...
Is anyone here familiar with this new evangelism tool, The God Test? It is a series of questions to help facilitate a dialogue with an unbeliever and then present the gospel. One series of questions is for the skeptic/atheist. A second series of questions is for someone who believes in some form of theism. We are trying to find new tools to help share Christ for our congregation and I stumbled...
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