Articles Posted in the " christ " Category


  • WWJ. . .

    WWJ. . .

    Who said this?: “Musical instruments in celebrating the praises of God would be no more suitable than the burning of incense, the lighting of lamps, and the restoration of the other shadows of the law.”


  • Psalm 46: God is Our Refuge, Strength and Help

    Psalm 46: God is Our Refuge, Strength and Help

    Tens of thousands of people in the Metro Manila area and several provinces suffered in the onslaught of record rainfall from Storm Ketsana. God has encouraging words for them as well as those of us who were not affected much by the storm. Psalm 46 is one chapter that assures and quiets our souls, especially in times of great distress such as this.


  • Victories of Faith at Last (Numbers 21)

    Victories of Faith at Last (Numbers 21)

    The new spiritual life that results from looking to Jesus lifted high on the cross by faith corresponds to the new physical life given to mortally snakebitten Israelites in the desert who by faith fixed their eyes on the bronze serpent.


  • Esther: adored despite being “godless”

    Esther: adored despite being “godless”

    The book says about the women’s turns in the king’s chamber, “In the evening she would go in, and in the morning she would return to the second harem” (Est 2:14). Now we know that a night with a king widely known for being a womanizer was not spent on exchanging pleasantries.


  • Beza: Why the Savior Must be God-Man

    Beza: Why the Savior Must be God-Man

    In a response to a commenter on a recent post, I pointed out that even those whom we consider today as theological giants are as grasshoppers compared with the intellectual and theological giants of the 16th century Reformation period. One of those giants is Theodore Beza (1519-1605).


  • Mangled “Message” of the Beatitudes

    When the focus of The Beatitudes becomes “you” instead of Christ and his kingdom, it merely becomes a moral lesson no different from all other religions that teach salvation by good works–helping the poor and those who grieve and are oppressed, being humble and honest, and promoting peace among people.



  • What if a Calvinist’s daughter was damned?

    What if a Calvinist’s daughter was damned?

    “According to Calvinists this means that the reason God chooses to damn some people is because his glory shines through more fully as a result, and God’s glory is God’s supreme concern.” – Randal Rauser, a seminary professor who can’t fathom God’s sovereignty in election.



  • Calvinism Changing the World

    Calvinism Changing the World

    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 satisfaction—and our purpose—is fulfilled simply by ‘glorifying’ him.”