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“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.

Still Snoozing Ten Years After a Wake-Up Call

September 12, 2011
Still Snoozing Ten Years After a Wake-Up Call

“What is most tragic is that when we were given a wake-up call ten years ago on 9/11, we pushed the snooze button and went back to sleep.” Ten years ago, R. C. Sproul reflected on what millions of Christians asked, “Where was God on 9/11?”: God was in the precise place on 9/11 that He […]

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 […]

“Let’s Give a Clap Offering to the Lord!”

May 9, 2011
“Let’s Give a Clap Offering to the Lord!”

In the Bible, most of the clapping is for two things, both of which have nothing to do with “clap offerings” today.

Cremation and Its Pagan Connections

October 7, 2010
Cremation and Its Pagan Connections

In the Philippines, where financial costs are almost always the biggest factor in major life decisions, cremation is a much cheaper option over traditional burial. Although Roman Catholicism frowns upon it, its popularity has risen not only because of its lower cost, but also due to some prominent celebrities and politicians declaring that they would […]

Is it Biblical for a lifeguard to perform a baptism?

May 11, 2010
Is it Biblical for a lifeguard to perform a baptism?

In the secular world, accountants, auto mechanics, doctors, engineers, electricians, lawyers, plumbers, train operators, etc., can only practice their profession if they have a license. But if evangelicals would not trust a doctor to build their houses or an auto mechanic to do a root canal, why do they put a biblically-illiterate Tommy Lee in charge of their souls?

Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 1

March 7, 2010
Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 1

In Joshua 24:15, what choices were Joshua presenting to Israel when he told them, "Choose this day whom you will serve. . ."

God’s Grace for His Own Special Possession

January 5, 2010
God’s Grace for His Own Special Possession

Paul connects three of his major themes in his epistles: God’s grace in election, redemption and sanctification. We are his own chosen possession, redeemed and cleansed from all our sins and uncleannesses, and as elect and redeemed people, we are to live godly and righteous lives in this present age while waiting for our blessed hope in the age to come.

“Christless” Christianity? Or is it…

December 11, 2009
“Christless” Christianity? Or is it…

The latest Pew Forum survey found out that American Christianity is closer to Buddhism, Hinduism, and New Age than Christianity. Here are some "surprising" (really?) findings...

Calvin: “The Counselor to the Afflicted”

October 27, 2009

Calvin carried on a very extensive correspondence throughout his ministry, writing to people and churches he knew and even to those he did not know. He answered theological questions, offered advice to troubled churches, encouraged pastors and friends, and wrote letters of consolation to those in distress.

Calvin 500 Symposium Thoughts

October 15, 2009

"It is incredible...that there were any people who spoke, [even] by the influence of the Spirit, in a language they did not know themselves! For the gift of tongues was not bestowed merely for the purpose of making a noise, but rather for the purpose of communication, of course!" - Calvin

Strike Two, and You’re Out of the Promised Land!

September 17, 2009
Strike Two, and You’re Out of the Promised Land!

With two, not three, swings of his staff at the rock, Moses struck out of the Promised Land! But we have a Mediator better and more complete than Moses. Moses could not give the people Living Water. Only God could. And Moses could not accompany God’s people into the Promised Land. Only Christ could, by his provision of the Living Water of eternal life.

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