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To Young Evangelicals: Don’t Swim from Willow Creek to the Tiber; Swim to Lake Geneva

July 19, 2013
To Young Evangelicals: Don’t Swim from Willow Creek to the Tiber; Swim to Lake Geneva

So if you're one of those "young evangelicals" whose minds have been emptied out by the mindless cacophony of your "Willow Creek" church, don't swim back to the Tiber. You have another option, a great one: swim to "Lake Geneva" where your minds will be fed with "true, deep, intellectually robust spirituality" of the 16th century Protestant Reformation.

Are You Roman Catholic? Part 1: CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION

March 18, 2013
Are You Roman Catholic? Part 1: CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION

Confession and Absolution. These are not Roman Catholic, but catholic and orthodox, in other words, Scriptural doctrines. They are historical practices as well.

“We Won’t Get Fooled Again!” (UPDATED)

February 13, 2013
“We Won’t Get Fooled Again!” (UPDATED)

The real story of the papacy is a story of occasional virtue and piety but more frequently of venal characters, of power politics, of intrigue, and not even downright deceit.

Southern Baptists Affirm Doctrines of Grace…

June 27, 2012
Southern Baptists Affirm Doctrines of Grace…

Do these Southern Baptists know that what they are affirming is the Catholic prevenient grace, the view that God sends grace to all mankind that pries open the grip of sin on man ever so slightly that it is possible for them to cooperate with this grace and so believe the gospel?

Pacquiao: New-Found Faith or Gullible Victim?

June 25, 2012
Pacquiao: New-Found Faith or Gullible Victim?

After his loss, what did Pacquiao hear from these shameless hucksters? I'm almost sure that not a few of them told him he lacks faith, and he needs to "give more to the Lord," so the windows of heaven will pour down more blessings on him.

Conform, Reform or Leave? Part Three

March 10, 2012
Conform, Reform or Leave? Part Three

"This is to say nothing of the loss of the sacred in contemporary church music and worship, or of an overall aesthetic sensibility close to that of Wal-Mart."

How Should Christians View Contraception?

May 19, 2011
How Should Christians View Contraception?

Ultimately, all Christian arguments concerning birth control or “family planning” must be based on Scriptural principles. But we find very little explicit teaching about contraception, unlike numerous texts concerning human sexuality and marriage. 1. The Bible is very clear about procreation from the “cultural mandate” in Genesis 1:28: “And God blessed them. And God said […]

Evangelicals and Protestants Together for the Gospel

October 28, 2010
Evangelicals and Protestants Together for the Gospel

"After 1520 an evangelical was a person who was committed to the sufficiency of scripture, the priesthood of all believers, the total lostness of humans, the sole mediation of Christ, the gracious efficacy and finality of God's redemptive work in Christ through election, propitiation, calling and keeping."

Roman Catholic (Mega)Church?

December 29, 2009
Roman Catholic (Mega)Church?

A friend, pastor of an evangelical church in Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila, received a comment on his blog from a devotee of the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran. The comment has echoes of the evangelical mindset of big numbers and budgets as indicators of success and God's blessing.

How Pilgrims Persevere in Suffering

June 16, 2009

In 1 Peter 4:12-19, the apostle reminds us that as pilgrims in this fallen world, we are not to be surprised, we are not to be ashamed, and we are not to doubt God's faithfulness when sufferings come. This was how believers throughout history endured unimaginable sufferings.

“Christ in hell is a ‘little wormy spirit,'” and other heresies

April 8, 2009

In hell, "[demons] tortured him beyond anything that anybody has ever conceived… [Christ’s] emaciated, poured out, little, wormy spirit is down in the bottom of that thing [hell]." – 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.

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