Browsing Tag »Reformed«

A Puritan Library Wish List

June 25, 2013
A Puritan Library Wish List

"Doctrinally, Puritanism was a kind of vigorous Calvinism; experientially, it was warm and contagious; evangelistically, it was aggressive, yet tender; ecclesiastically, it was theocentric and worshipful; politically, it aimed to be scriptural, balanced, and bound by conscience before God in the relationships of king, Parliament, and subjects; culturally, it had lasting impact throughout succeeding generations and centuries until today."

“Always Reforming”: Always Re-forming?

June 18, 2013
“Always Reforming”: Always Re-forming?

"When we invoke the whole phrase — “the church Reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God” — we confess that we belong to the church and not simply to ourselves and that this church is always created and renewed by the Word of God rather than by the spirit of the age."

“More Reformed than Jesus”?

June 4, 2013
“More Reformed than Jesus”?

One of the biggest false doctrines taught today is that believers in the church do not need to hear the gospel!

Life is Fifteen Minutes of Vanity

April 30, 2013
Life is Fifteen Minutes of Vanity

The world is not in an endless, meaningless spin, but is swiftly moving to an end. Though “creation was subjected to futility,” or meaninglessness or vanity, it will be "set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”

Should Reformed Churches Recognize Rome’s Baptisms?

February 8, 2013
Should Reformed Churches Recognize Rome’s Baptisms?

Read the Minority Report, then tell us what you think: Should Reformed churches recognize Roman Catholic baptisms?

A Dysfunctional “Lutheran” Pastor

January 26, 2013
A Dysfunctional “Lutheran” Pastor

"It is so full of misunderstandings and theological bloopers that one does not know where to begin ... I don’t, however, expect a Lutheran pastor to reject this teaching or to misunderstand it in such a spectacular way. In what sense, I wonder, can he still consider himself a Lutheran?" ~ Gene Veith, on Dan Denzell's un-Lutheran views

Idolatry By Any Other Name Would Be …

October 22, 2012
Idolatry By Any Other Name Would Be …

Bowing down, kneeling, and falling down before an idol are variations of the same thing: idolatry. They can do all kinds of spin, hocus-pocus, and gymnastics to distinguish “veneration” from “worship,” but this is idolatry, plain and simple.

Southern Baptists Affirm Doctrines of Grace…

June 27, 2012
Southern Baptists Affirm Doctrines of Grace…

Do these Southern Baptists know that what they are affirming is the Catholic prevenient grace, the view that God sends grace to all mankind that pries open the grip of sin on man ever so slightly that it is possible for them to cooperate with this grace and so believe the gospel?

Summary Points on Christian Baptism

May 17, 2012
Summary Points on Christian Baptism

Baptism is not a Christian's public profession of his own decision to believe in Christ (a truly Arminian idea), but the sign and seal of Christ's own work of washing of a sinner to save him.

“Abraham the Father of All Who Believe”

May 15, 2012
“Abraham the Father of All Who Believe”

To thousands of new Jewish converts to Christianity, this was the meaning of believers-only baptism: as soon as they believed in Christ, their children, formerly members of God's own treasured people, now have become unclean, detestable pagans, cut off from God's covenant promises. And not one of them dared question the apostles; they just sheepishly accepted this horrific fact.

“Why Study Theology?”

May 8, 2012
“Why Study Theology?”

"I don't get into that theology stuff. I let my pastor handle all that because he went to seminary." If you trust in your pastor's faith, what happens if your pastor runs off with the church secretary? If you leave theology to the so-called experts, how will you know if your church begins to teach false doctrine?

“There Is No Male And Female”

May 4, 2012
“There Is No Male And Female”

One noted pastor has said that God gave Christianity a "masculine feel." Another contrasted "latte-sipping Cabriolet drivers" with "real men." Jesus and his buddies were "dudes: heterosexual, win-a-fight, punch-you-in-the-nose dudes." Real Christian men like Jesus and Paul "are aggressive, assertive, and nonverbal."

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