Browsing Tag »faith«

“Pastor, what does baptizo mean in 1 Cor 10:2?”

August 28, 2008

After a two-year "self-review process" in which it solicited questions and concerns about the examination, the Presbyteries' Cooperative Committee on Examinations (PCCEC) has junked a couple of exegetical examination requirements: (1) a working knowledge of Biblical Greek and Hebrew; and (2) understanding the "principal meaning" of the assigned examination text.

Bill Hybels and Mother Teresa

August 13, 2008

Bill Hybels' address at the 2008 Leadership Summit was the result of months of studying Mother Teresa. He told 50,000 attendees that no one has affected him more deeply than Mother Teresa. Why do Hybels and other pop evangelical leaders frequently praise their non-Biblical, even non-Christian, heroes?

Does one become a believer by his own decision?

August 7, 2008
Does one become a believer by his own decision?

How did the dry bones in Ezekiel 37:1-10 arise to become "a great army"? How did Lazarus come out of the grave and hear Jesus' command? Did they give life to themselves so they could respond to God's call?

95 Theses Against Dispensationalism (Updated)

August 5, 2008
95 Theses Against Dispensationalism (Updated)

Thanks to Albert for leading me to a thorough refutation of dispensational premillennialism: "The Ninety-Five Theses Against Dispensationalism" written by Dr. Robert L. Reymond for the NiceneCouncil.com

Westminster Confession of Faith in Tagalog

July 21, 2008

Here at last is the first form of a project I have been thinking about over the past few years: The Westminster Confession of Faith Tagalog-English Diglot Version.

A Tale of Two New Year Prophecies

January 1, 2008

It’s the beginning of a new year again, and with it, are a couple of contrasting prophecies. I think of Pat Robertson’s annual false prophecy bash – remember his January 2007 prediction of a huge terrorist attack on the U. S. in which possibly millions will die? If he hasn’t repented of his false teachings, […]

“God has a terrible plan for your life, if…”

October 19, 2007
“God has a terrible plan for your life, if…”

Jeremiah 29:11 then is not a promise to the man on the street that God loves him, that God has “a wonderful plan” for his life, and that “God hates his sin, but loves him the sinner.”

The Malling of Evangelicalism

September 7, 2007
The Malling of Evangelicalism

Non-threatening. Relevance. Love. Coffee shop. Fun and games. These are the code words for today's evangelical churches. But what about church words like these: Offense of the cross. Sin. God's wrath. Liturgy. Sacrament. Suffering. None of that irrelevance - the Bible is out, Starbucks (or Purpose-Driven Life) is in.

“One Nation Under God”?

May 8, 2007

I’m re-posting this article I wrote back in May 2007. In view of the May 14 midterm elections in the Philippines, and of the current presidential campaign in the United States, I have been pondering the age-old question of how a Christian should relate to the culture around him. What must the Christian’s response be […]

Decoding the Da Vinci Code

April 14, 2007

“THERE IS TRUTH. THERE IS FICTION. YOU DECIDE. YOU DON’T NEED FAITH … JUST A COMPUTER.” This is what you’ll read in a Website to be launched by Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) on Good Friday, April 14. The Website, http://www.thetruthaboutdavinci.com is dedicated to presenting a factual response to the claims in Dan Brown’s runaway best-seller […]

Calvinist? Reformed? Who are They?

March 15, 2007

In 1993, Dr. Richard Muller, Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI), published an essay entitled “How Many Points,” republished in: http://kimriddlebarger.squarespace.com/how-many-points/ Here, he demonstrates the fallacy of the claim that believing in the so-called “Five Points of Calvinism” makes one a Calvinist. This reminds me of a controversy in our former […]

False Prophet: Here We Go Again…

January 3, 2007

Deuteronomy 18:20: But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. Pat Robertson, the Jeane Dixon of evangelicalism, is at it again: he says God told him that there will […]

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