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dasuweng
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How would you counsel someone who has been approached by a cult group? (eg. Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Christadelphians, and Christian Scientists)
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The idea brought forth by those who claim that we who hold to God's sovereignty in all things are similar to the Greek pagans is without warranted. As Ronald Nash states in his book The Gospel and the Greeks, these so called gods were limited by their own weakness both physical and moral. Not to...
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It has been quite common on various atheist websites that seek to refute Christianity to use the argument that when Jesus was resurrected from the dead it was no different than what we see in modern zombie movies. The zombies come back to life and start attacking people and eating them, and...
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Deism is defined as the belief that reason and and the Natural world are sufficient to determine the existence of God. Deists believe God is not knowable and untouchable. God is seen as the first cause of all creation, but he is not interactive within creation. Here is an analogy, think of God...
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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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The Burning of the Wooden Shoes POSTED BY CHRISTOPHER J. GORDON It was a painful decision for my father to leave the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRC). He was pulled apart over it. He expressed all of his concerns to the new minister. "The direction you're taking," my father said...
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Before I became a Presbyterian, I learned a lot of theological doctrines which I considered wrong or heretical. Such doctrines were mostly based on the doctrines of Witness Lee and Watchman Nee. Before officially leaving my local church and moving in to the Presbyterian church, I wrote this...
scottmaciver
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Originally appeared on my blog, Hebridean Outpost. “The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked.” (Isaiah 57:20-21) The Isle of Lewis is steeped in history, heritage and distinctiveness. It may...
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The attached article is a brief historical-theological exploration of the four best arguments for Christ's impeccability. In addition, the objections to it as framed by Charles Hodge are briefly answered, and some attention is paid to the confessional and ecclesiological status of the doctrine...
scottmaciver
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Originally appeared on my blog, Hebridean Outpost. “…The Lord will give grace and glory…” (Psalm 84:11) In ancient days, when larger ships were unable to get close enough to shore to dock due to stormy conditions, the ship’s anchor would be placed in a small boat called a forerunner. The...
BlackCalvinist
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New article series I'm running on my site at blackcalvinist.com. This is the first installment. I’ve literally been working on this article for about seventeen years. That’s roughly the amount of time I’ve been reformed. Back then, attending a solid-ish independent baptist church and directing...
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The purpose for this table is simply to show side-by-side, and with accompanying Scripture, how both OT and NT covenant-signs make substantially the same statements, and teach substantially the same truth; while allowing for NT improvement wherever appropriate. Inward and outward...
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This article was posted on my blog at www.hebrideanoutpost.com “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering” (Hebrews 10:23) The Presbyterian Church in Scotland has long associated itself with a Confession of Faith as its subordinate standard, so much so that Scottish...
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An article I wrote, with the aid of JC Ryle, on the need for doctrine in Scotland, originally posted at... http://www.hebrideanoutpost.com "That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Ephesians 4:14) Many people today react...
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This Day in Presbyterian History Daily devotional readings in Scripture, the Westminster Standards, & Presbyterian history. http://www.thisday.pcahistory.org/2017/03/march-18-4/ A visiting minister was asked to lead in prayer in Sunday school, and when he had finished, a teacher heard one of...
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First published, “Antiquary: The Development of the “Traditional Form of The Westminster Standards, The Confessional Presbyterian 1 (2005): 168–177. Appendix C omitted (but see the old PBTJ here). The Westminster Confession of Faith was approved and adopted by the General Assembly of the Church...
Ask Mr. Religion
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At Delivered By Grace a piece by Josh Buice calls attention to the frequently used "God Told Me" by some: http://www.deliveredbygrace.com/stop-saying-god-told-me/ Buice begins... It happened again recently. I was listening to a sermon online and the preacher said, “God told me.” Apparently...
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