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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.

Transformed by Incomprehensible Love (Repost)

February 13, 2012
Transformed by Incomprehensible Love (Repost)

A husband promises to love and to cherish his wife, but would he keep this promise if his wife was unfaithful? Not so with Christ, who, like Hosea, kept his promise, even to an adulterous Bride: he "loved the church and gave himself up for her."

Biblical Idolatry (Updated)

January 10, 2012
Biblical Idolatry (Updated)

Therefore, whether it be God or a creature that is imaged, the moment you fall prostrate before it in veneration, you are so far fascinated by superstition. For this reason, the Lord not only forbade the erection of statues to himself, but also the consecration of titles and stones which might be set up for adoration.

Mount Ebal to Mount Gerizim: From Cursed to Blessed

May 10, 2010
Mount Ebal to Mount Gerizim: From Cursed to Blessed

How shall we escape from these curses and receive God's blessings when we can never perfectly obey God's law? We are to march from the Ebal, the Mount of Cursing to Gerizim, the Mount of Blessing, through the perfect obedience of another Man.

Dichotomy, Trichotomy, or Polychotomy?

March 20, 2010
Dichotomy, Trichotomy, or Polychotomy?

the pagan Gnostic impulse of evangelicalism—"a quest for secret knowledge apart from the text of Scripture (gnosis), a disparaging of matter, including an aversion to things physical and intellectual"—finds an effective beachhead in many evangelicals today through this tripartite view.

Bored with the Word

February 25, 2010
Bored with the Word

It seems that evangelicals with normal attention spans only come down with ADHD as soon as they hear the Word of God read or preached.

Israel’s Jubilee Fulfilled in the Philippines!

February 12, 2010

Really? If Moses were alive today, he would have died laughing at the "Intercessors for the Philippines," a group of Filipinos so gullible to the deception of Cindy Jacobs, a well-known false prophet.

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.

God’s Grace for His Own Special Possession

January 5, 2010
God’s Grace for His Own Special Possession

Paul connects three of his major themes in his epistles: God’s grace in election, redemption and sanctification. We are his own chosen possession, redeemed and cleansed from all our sins and uncleannesses, and as elect and redeemed people, we are to live godly and righteous lives in this present age while waiting for our blessed hope in the age to come.

Roman Catholic (Mega)Church?

December 29, 2009
Roman Catholic (Mega)Church?

A friend, pastor of an evangelical church in Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila, received a comment on his blog from a devotee of the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran. The comment has echoes of the evangelical mindset of big numbers and budgets as indicators of success and God's blessing.

A Ruler and Shepherd Born in Bethlehem

December 25, 2009
A Ruler and Shepherd Born in Bethlehem

As you celebrate Christmas, remember that as a Christian, you have a King from Bethlehem who rules over your lives. Is Jesus the King of your lives? And as your Shepherd, do you know his voice when he calls you, and follow his commands as he leads you in your earthly pilgrimage?

The Origins of the Christ-Child

December 18, 2009
The Origins of the Christ-Child

Beneath Matthew’s genealogy is the story of God’s salvation plan through Abraham, David, and Christ. Notice that the record includes not only Jews, but also a few Gentiles, all of them women who had tarnished reputations. But as Paul says, all those who are Christ’s are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise (Gal 3:29).

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