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....
The Puritan Board
Has anyone ran across this? According to information I have read this is the fastest growing "Christian" movement in the USA. Their theology believes in continuing revelation and their leaders are labeled as "prophets and and apostles". They are independent and "have attracted millions of followers with promises of direct access to God through signs and wonders."
With the lack of knowledge of...
I would like others to weigh in on this particular portion of scripture. I found the below commentary on this scripture from "MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (pp. 1785–1787). Nashville: Thomas Nelson." which I have to say I personally think was written extremely well and I agree as to its biblical exegesis.
I have been reading some excellent historical books lately: John Ferling's accounts of the War of Independence, and Shelby Foote's awesome history of the Civil War. What has become blindingly obvious to me is that history is unbelievably complicated. Even understanding the various causes of a war, say, is very complicated. Ignorance of history tends to produce overly simplified accounts of...
The Bible tells us to be anxious for nothing. In the Garden of Gethsemene Jesus had a great burden upon him. How would we describe it? He wept in 2 other places in Scripture.
I recently heard a pastor say that anxiety was sin. He did not say depression was sin. But he did say anxiety was sin because the bible commands us not to do it.
What about during the life of Jesus? Did he ever...
While I agree that contemporary “Reformed” and “Evangelical” converts to RCC do not have a solid understanding of the biblical faith, I’m confounded by the conversion of J.H.Newman to Rome. On one hand, he was very well raised in a Anglican background with heavy Reformed influences and he himself displayed piety and faith in Christ. Yet, on the other hand, he sought to find a “media” between...
In Matthew Henry's commentary on Romans 1, he has the below to say:
It has been observed that the most refined nations, that made the greatest show of wisdom, were the arrantest fools in religion. The barbarians adored the sun and moon, which of all others was the most specious idolatry; while the learned Egyptians worshipped an ox and an onion. The Grecians, who excelled them in...
I know there has been a trend in some circles for 'Protestants' to convert to Roman Catholicism. I grew up in a strong Roman Catholic region myself. I was hoping to read more on the subject.
I was aware that "Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment"
by Gregg Allison has been praised by Reformed pastors. However I was reading this...
Is anyone familiar with Decatur Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Decatur, Alabama? My sister has grown to love the worship typical in the OPC. Will this PCA be similar in the sense of having a traditional worship, or will it be more "contemporary?"
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