This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…their works follow them” (Revelation 14:13) David Brainerd (1718-1747) was an 18th century American missionary to the native American Indians of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Robert Murray...
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A question for those who oppose the celebration of the Lord's Supper in any setting other than corporate Lord's Day worship: what are your thoughts on the following?
- Celebrated in a hospital with a member who is unable to attend worship
- Made public (perhaps announcing to the congregation that "The Lord's supper will be celebrated at the Main St. Hospital at 11:00 on Tuesday")...
Sometimes knowing God can be difficult for children. This evening we were reading in Matthew 4 where Jesus healed all the sick people. I then pointed out to my son that God was the one who just healed him too, and it's always good to ask God to heal us. And then he so rationally said "Jesus isn't here with us, daddy." I then tried to explain the theology of who God is, but I felt like it just...
Last Friday I attended a lecture at an OPC church given by Professor Michael McClymond of St Louis University who has written a new book, The Devil's Redemption. The book is a response to Rob Bell's Love Wins. It is a scholarly, two volume work dealing with the issue of Christian universalism. In the book he deals with such issues as Gnosticism, Origen, Jakob Bohme,...
Before my wife and I left Kansas to come to seminary in Grand Rapids, we were heavily involved in a PCA church plant called Kirk of the Plains. My Dad is the church planting Pastor who has been faithfully working to establish this new church just outside of Wichita, Kansas. My Dad is one of my heroes: he's in his mid-fifties, a time when many people are seeking...
Did Jesus celebrate Purim and Hanukkah?
Does it matter if he did?
Does the establishment of Purim (Esther 9:20-22) and Hanukkah (1 Macc. 4:59; see also John 10:22) go against the set patterns of days and festivals that God had given through Moses?
How does this affect the doctrine of the Regulative Principle? Does it show that believers are at liberty to set aside festival days?
Here's a short clip from the interview in which Dr. MacArthur says that Christians and Jews worship the same God:
I think that's clearly wrong (see John 8:19 among other verses). Can anyone recommend any resources for helping explain this issue to a friend that doesn't see it that way?
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