Articles Posted in the " Philippines " Category

  • A Holiday for Every Religion and Cult

    A Holiday for Every Religion and Cult

    Today, President Arroyo declared September 7 as a national day of mourning for the late Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leader Bro. Eraño Manalo. All flags will be flown at half mast on Monday. The INC rejects the Trinity and like the 4th century Arians, believes that Jesus is only a created being (as do the Jehovah’s Witnesses).


  • 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.



  • Spies on a Mission in the Promised Land

    Spies on a Mission in the Promised Land

    Christian, Jesus is your “spy” who knows everything about your Promised Land because he came down from there. He assures you that your Promised Land is the heavenly city, beautiful and abounding in God’s blessings. Its inhabitants are not wicked enemies you have to fight and conquer, but righteous friends with whom you will fellowship for eternity. Its fortifications do not just reach up to heaven, but the city is in heaven itself, safe and secure from all evil.


  • UPDATED: No Divorce: Only in the Philippines…

    Not exactly. Actually, the Philippines is one of only two countries in the world that I know of where divorce is not legalized, the other of course being Vatican City. And in spite of its evil and tendency to be abused, I believe it’s time to legalize divorce in the Philippines…




  • Reformed Essentials Booklet

    Reformed Essentials Booklet

    While preparing for a book table at the recently-concluded Manila Conference on Theology, I thought it would be useful to introduce others to the Reformed faith through a booklet that has essays on Reformed basics.


  • Beeke Conference Outline Notes

    Beeke Conference Outline Notes

    “Apart from election, no one will be saved because we are all totally depraved. Election compels evangelism. Election leads to holiness. Rejecting particular redemption leads to a confusion among the Persons of the Trinity in the work of salvation.” — Dr. Joel R. Beeke




  • Early Presbyterianism in the Philippines Part 2

    Early Presbyterianism in the Philippines Part 2

    After the American forces defeated the Spanish colonialists in the Philippines in 1898, Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist leaders met in New York to discuss how to evangelize the new colony. The leaders signed a comity agreement “to unite all the evangelical forces in the Philippine Islands for the purpose of securing comity and effectiveness in their missionary operations.”