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Astonished by Millennial Temple Foolishness

June 7, 2008
Astonished by Millennial Temple Foolishness

After Christ reigns for 1,000 years over glorified saints who came back from heaven, multitudes led by Gog and Magog rebel against God! Where did all these wicked people come from? Does this mean that in the perfect age to come, glorified saints will mingle with sinful people?

“Who Sent the Earthquake and the Tsunami?”

May 13, 2008

Christians will surely ask the age-old question, "Why do these things happen?" "Is God in control of these disasters?" After the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Indonesia and south Asia in 2004, I wrote an article for Reformed Perspective magazine entitled, "Who Sent the Earthquake and the Tsunami?" in wrestling with questions about evil and suffering in the world.

Why Ordain Ministers?

May 3, 2008

Why ordination? This question might be on the minds of many evangelicals whenever they hear of someone (like myself) being ordained to be a minister or pastor of a church. In this age of anti-intellectualism and anti-authority coupled with a low view of Scripture, creeds, church, and ministers, ordination is looked upon as unusual, unnecessary, and maybe even Roman Catholic.

“All Roads Lead to Rome (or Rather, Heaven)”

April 13, 2008

And among these five essentials, "Christ alone" is often attacked today, not only by non-Christians, but also by Christians of various colors in two ways: universalism and inclusivism. Throughout church history, but especially in our postmodern society, both universalism and inclusivism are affirmed by churches of various persuasions.

The Death of Christ and the Eternal Covenant

March 21, 2008

The first time I talked to a Christian friend about the doctrine of "limited" atonement, the reaction was immediate shock and indignation: "That's so wrong!" "That can't be true!" Out of the notable "five points of Calvinism," two usually generate heated conversations: "unconditional election" and "limited atonement." Both doctrines evoke images of a whimsical divine puppetmaster who amuses himself by toying with his created beings.

“Nuke Iran!” – John Hagee and Evangelical Zionists

March 19, 2008
“Nuke Iran!” – John Hagee and Evangelical Zionists

For a printer-friendly PDF copy, click here. I’m re-posting this article from October 26, 2007 1:30 pm. Warning: I wrote this post to provoke readers to reassess well-entrenched, preconceived ideas about Israel, the Church, and the Second Coming. Be a patient reader, ponder the Scriptures, and those ideas will be shaken! “We want you to […]

Reformed Worship Part 1: The Church and Its Business

February 3, 2008
Reformed Worship Part 1: The Church and Its Business

What is Reformed worship? It's none other than worship recovered by the 16th century Reformers such as Luther, Calvin and Bucer, after they realized that the medieval church had strayed far from Biblical worship.

5 Reasons Why “Christmas is Pagan” is a Myth

December 17, 2007
5 Reasons Why “Christmas is Pagan” is a Myth

Every Christmas, Christians debate whether it should be celebrated or not. Reformed believers in particular question whether this celebration violates the regulative principle, a principle that upholds the primacy of Scripture in worship, doctrine, and practice: The acceptable way of worshiping the true God has been instituted by himself, and so limited by his own […]

John Hagee: “Jesus refused to be the Messiah”

November 27, 2007

John Hagee the Zionist is at it again, promoting yet another sure money-making book, In Defense of Israel. In this promotional video, he states the following heresies: This book will expose the sins of the fathers and the vicious abuse of the Jew[s]… will shake Christian theology… [T]he Jewish people as a whole did not […]

Reformed Worship Introduction: “On the Necessity of Reforming the Church,” Today!

October 31, 2007
Reformed Worship Introduction: “On the Necessity of Reforming the Church,” Today!

What did Calvin teach about public worship? If you see in your own church a lack of God-centered, Christ- centered, Word-and-Sacrament-centered worship, then ask yourself, “Is our church an heir of the 16th century Protestant Reformation, or is our church in need of another sweeping 21st century Reformation?"

Where Has Church Discipline Gone?

October 5, 2007

“If you were the pastor of a paedobaptistic church, and an unmarried couple asks you to baptize their infant child, would you?” I asked this question to my students at the Bible school. Six out of eleven said no, for various reasons. The other five said they would, also for various reasons which include: if […]

The One True Church?

July 11, 2007
The One True Church?

Does the Roman church exhibit any of these three marks? Maybe some, maybe sometimes. For sure, the true gospel of justification by faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone is not preached. Does the Roman church properly administer the sacraments in believing the doctrine of transubstantiation and baptismal regeneration? No. Does the Roman church exercise discipline among its clergy and people? We know it certainly does not.

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