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Why the Federal Vision Resurgence?

October 18, 2017

Piper does not hold to any of the Reformed confessions or catechisms. That doesn’t mean he isn’t a Christian or that he doesn’t teach useful things. But it does mean that we shouldn’t be surprised when he teaches something outside the confessional standards.

Is it Wrong to Call Modern Bible Translations “the Word of God”?

July 19, 2017
Is it Wrong to Call Modern Bible Translations “the Word of God”?

Would we say that the early church, the medieval church, and the Reformation church were wrong in saying before they read from their translations, “This is God’s holy and inerrant Word”?

Stop Calling This Week “Holy Week”

April 10, 2017

He has particularly appointed one day in seven, for a Sabbath, to be kept holy unto him: which, from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, was the last day of the week (Westminster Confession of Faith 21:7).

“Christmas and Easter both have pagan origins.” Really?

December 23, 2016

We hear this evangelical rant every Christmas and Easter. But here are two articles, with short excerpts, debunking these myths.

“Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday?”

March 26, 2016
“Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday?”

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.

If Christians had a 200-year Crusade, Muslims have a 1,400-year Crusade (and still going)

November 20, 2015
If Christians had a 200-year Crusade, Muslims have a 1,400-year Crusade (and still going)

1492. The last Muslim armies defeated in and expelled from Spain after almost 800 years of occupation. 1529 and 1683. Muslims laid siege to Vienna and defeated both times.

5 Myths About the Calvin-Servetus Affair

November 4, 2015
5 Myths About the Calvin-Servetus Affair

Why this outrage against Calvin? Simply because the evangelical and liberal world cannot live with who he was and what he taught.

Gnosticism 101

July 13, 2015
Gnosticism 101

"The new birth, especially if one judges by the testimonies of converts, is not so much the preaching of the Cross, but the preaching of 'my personal relationship with Jesus,' the day when 'Jesus came into my heart.'”

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

December 4, 2013
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

During the week before Christmas Day, seven “Great ‘O’ Antiphons,” each of them in praise and wonderment (“O”) of an Old Testament name for the coming Messiah, were chanted.

“Amillennialism: Millennium Today” by David Wright

November 5, 2013
“Amillennialism: Millennium Today” by David Wright

“The devil is bound throughout the whole period, from the first coming of Christ to the end of the world, which will be Christ’s second coming. . . He is not permitted to exert his whole power of temptation, either by force or by guile to seduce people. . . ”

8 Reasons Why the Syrian Conflict is not a Sign of the End Times

September 12, 2013
8 Reasons Why the Syrian Conflict is not a Sign of the End Times

If Isaiah 17 is about Syria today, then America is Babylon or Assyria. If Isaiah 17 is not about al-Assad, Obama and Netanyahu, what is it for us today?

Praying for Our Christian Brethren in Egypt

August 16, 2013
Praying for Our Christian Brethren in Egypt

Father, Thou who used Egypt as a place of refuge for Thy Son, Jesus, when Joseph led Mary and the little Christ-child there to escape a madman named Herod, grant the same refuge and peace to Thy people in Egypt this day. Deliver the Church in Egypt through the attacks of madmen.

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