This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Service is not a uniquely Christian concept. The language of service is something engrained throughout society....
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Hey everyone. I keep seeing the presbyterian conclusions of Genesis 17, but I come from a Baptist background and I can't help see the Baptist interpretation of that text. What I see is:
17:4 God made a covenant WITH ABRAHAM, making Abraham the covenant head and thus it was not the covenant of Grace.
17:6 National language begins to emerge
17:7 "I WILL establish my covenant between me and...
Over the past several years I've noticed a trend in my community where churches are increasingly involved in community service type projects in my area. Things like leaf-raking, picking up trash, landscaping, job skill programs, sports camps, etc. Typically everyone shows up to the event with matching t-shirts with something catchy like "love your city" emblazoned on it.
I'm curious; is this considered the point at which the apostles received Christian Baptism, or was it under John the Baptist?
I have been studying the Image of God for quite awhile. The PRCA also has much good resources about it. Luther's writings about this are particularity fascinating too.
Genesis 9:6 can mean that God is referring to when He created "Man" in His image, which is our first parents. It is then memorialized because at the fall the image was completely lost.
But when we look upon fallen man we...
I was wondering if anyone interprets this the same way I do: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabiti-anyabwile/an-evangel-and-an-ethic/.
As I understand it, according to Thabiti, we are all to assume responsibility for what past generations did no matter what current conditions are. If this is his argument, it is anti-gospel. We can...
What volumes would people recommend as an introduction to early church writings? Has anyone read any of the Desert Fathers? There's a volume of their writings by Penguin (I think). Are these guys to be avoided because they are the proto-monks or is there good stuff in them?
It’s not uncommon to hear a KJV only type or a fundamental Baptist accuse Calvinism of presenting a false Gospel. I had ignorantly hoped, that the Reformed community did not have this problem. Unfortunately, my ignorance was shattered when I heard a Reformed person leverage this same claim against those holding to Armenian theology.
It seems, that it is becoming more and more common to see...
Paedo-Baptism Answers Paedo-Baptism Answers - I read through the Baptism book I was recommended yesterday, and have a few points of clarification.I have 2 categories of question; the first is points of clarification, the second is points which I see as necessarily supporting the credo position. However, I'm only going to post the points of clarification in this post, so that I can understand better and perhaps answer some of my own questions through that.
The Book is "Baptism:Answers to Common Questions" by Guy M. Richard.
1: On page...
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