A husband promises to love and to cherish his wife, but would he keep this promise if his wife was unfaithful? Not so with Christ, who, like Hosea, kept his promise, even to an adulterous Bride: he â€œloved the church and gave himself up for her.â€
"A Glossary of Terms Used in Reformed Churches Frequently Thought to be Catholic." People from mainstream evangelical churches who visit Reformed churches usually come away with the feeling that they had been to a Roman Catholic Mass or something similar. For example, when they hear us mention sacrament, they imagine a priest conducting Holy Communion. And in the Apostles' Creed, why do we "believe in the holy catholic church"?
Calvinism "offers a rock-steady deity who orchestrates absolutely everything, including illness (or home foreclosure!), by a logic we may not understand but don't have to second-guess" and that "our satisfactionâ€”and our purposeâ€”is fulfilled simply by 'glorifying' him."
"Apart from election, no one will be saved because we are all totally depraved. Election compels evangelism. Election leads to holiness. Rejecting particular redemption leads to a confusion among the Persons of the Trinity in the work of salvation." -- Dr. Joel R. Beeke
After persevering through the catechism and review classes, and 1-1/2 to 2 hours of interviewing by the elders, Maria Teresa Cadaoas, Jill Abarra and Russel De Guzman: welcome to the San Carlos United Covenant Reformed Church family of Christ!
2 Timothy 2:11-12 certainly does not make Paul a first-century male chauvinist bigot in a male-dominated Greco-Roman-Jewish culture. What most egalitarians miss are the verses that follow.
Dr. Robert Godfrey's new book, John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor, will be released on April 30. Having listened to Dr. Godfrey's expert knowledge of church historyâ€”coupled with his witty lecture and writing style, I expect another must read.
A book entitled Path of Miracles. Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, a Pentecostal pastor, has released this title which has echoes of Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn and other prosperity gospel false teachers, plus Origen's allegories. And lo and behold, right in Chapter 1, he says, "Rick Warren talks about..."
"Either the the flood waters/baptism waters are a judgment, i.e. they signal condemnation (for those who are not identified with Christ) or they signal salvation for those who are identified with Christ, who are in the ark." - Dr. R. Scott Clark
McRoy's thesis is that Easter, name and celebration, was not pagan in origin. The assertion of pagan origin of the name is largely based on the English and German names for the celebration: Easter in English and Ostern in German. However, in most of the world, especially in Europe, the name for the Christian celebration is derived from the Greek word Pascha, which comes from pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover.
In hell, "[demons] tortured him beyond anything that anybody has ever conceivedâ€¦ [Christâ€™s] emaciated, poured out, little, wormy spirit is down in the bottom of that thing [hell]." â€“ Kenneth Copeland. But if there is one who should be called "a little wormy spirit," it is each one of us miserable sinners who does not deserve the devotion of our Savior's and Sovereign's sacred head.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus entered Jerusalem in humility and peace. The Jews acknowledged him as "the King who comes in the name of the Lord" with shouts of joy and acclamation. But when he returns, he will come as the exalted and victorious Warrior who will exact complete vengeance on his enemies as the "King of kings and Lord of lords."