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Prayers at the 9/11 Memorial: Theistic or Therapeutic?

September 8, 2011
Prayers at the 9/11 Memorial: Theistic or Therapeutic?

Is prayer an act of worship directed to a particular deity, or is its value psychotherapeutic, to "find solace and healing," "relief and repose," and to "cope with the loss of loved ones"?

Is 9/11 a Wake-up Call for God’s People?

September 6, 2011
Is 9/11 a Wake-up Call for God’s People?

It is the height of American arrogance to claim that 9/11 was a wake-up call for the church, as if the United States is God's holy people, and God is only concerned about Americans.

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 Burn Lambs While We Sing to the Beat of Drums

November 1, 2010
Let’s Burn Lambs While We Sing to the Beat of Drums

These two sacrifices—Christ's and ours—fulfill the old covenant burnt offerings which have become obsolete. So, our early church and Protestant heritage should prevent us from using musical instruments in the public worship of God.

The Order for Morning Fellowship

August 31, 2010
The Order for Morning Fellowship

The Cacophony: Here, many loud prayers, in English and other prayer languages, shall be offered simultaneously. And after these, followeth a long pastoral prayer, the people devoutly sitting. The Minister shall begin with “O Lord, we just really praise you,” and continue with selected prayer requests, as many as he can recall from memory, for no less than ten and no more than twenty minutes, being sure to avoid such vain repetition as the Lord’s Prayer.

Resources for Liturgical Worship (2): Call to Worship

August 30, 2010
Resources for Liturgical Worship (2): Call to Worship

It is God who calls us to assembly; we do not assemble together of our own desire. God does not need our worship because he does not need anything in himself. On the contrary, he commands us his covenant people to worship him.

Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture: Part 6

April 15, 2010
Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture: Part 6

All mankind – not only Christians – have a personal relationship with God. One group is in a relationship of grace and mercy, while the other group is in a relationship of wrath and judgment.

Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 5

March 26, 2010
Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 5

2 Chronicles 7:14 is a call for God's people Israel to repent of its sin and return to him in order for God to restore his blessings on them, not an exhortation to the church to work for establishing a Christian nation.

Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 4

March 12, 2010
Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 4

This picture of Jesus knocking at the door of the church in Laodicea is likened to a husband knocking on the door of the bedchamber, entreating his wife to open the door to her beloved so they may restore their fellowship.

A Big Post-Conference Question

February 5, 2010
A Big Post-Conference Question

The Conference on Theology in Manila featuring Dr. Michael Horton enlightened many Filipino believers on what exactly are these Reformed "doctrines of grace," and how these are different from evangelicalism's doctrine of salvation.

Will the True Israel Please Stand?

January 25, 2010
Will the True Israel Please Stand?

No earthly promise to Israel remains unfulfilled, contradicting the claim that God's promises to Abraham still have to be fulfilled in a future millennial reign.

Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

January 21, 2010
Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

The New Testament says that Christ, the Church, and every believer fulfill the Old Testament temple today. The temple was a part of the Old Covenant and is obsolete. There is no temple in heaven; therefore, there is no temple in the age to come.

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