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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."

Resources for Liturgical Worship (2): Call to Worship

August 30, 2010
Resources for Liturgical Worship (2): Call to Worship

It is God who calls us to assembly; we do not assemble together of our own desire. God does not need our worship because he does not need anything in himself. On the contrary, he commands us his covenant people to worship him.

Are Our Songs Fit for the Church?

July 30, 2010
Are Our Songs Fit for the Church?

Since there is so much discussion about worship and worship music, I thought that the following principles and guidelines for selecting music for the church would be very helpful. It was written by our federation of churches back in our Synod 2004. Those who use CCM please specially note Guidelines 7, 10 and 11. To […]

Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture: Part 6

April 15, 2010
Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture: Part 6

All mankind – not only Christians – have a personal relationship with God. One group is in a relationship of grace and mercy, while the other group is in a relationship of wrath and judgment.

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

“Could Instruments Be Idols?”

May 7, 2008
“Could Instruments Be Idols?”

Dr. R. Scott Clark, Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, has quite a challenging post about musical instruments in worship: "Could Instruments Be Idols?" He points out two major problems with the use of musical instruments in worship.

“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.

Sin: according to the Pope, Osteen, Warren

March 21, 2008

I wonder how Joel Osteen and Rick Warren preach the death and resurrection of Christ without mentioning sin, God's wrath, and judgment. Here are some quotes from USA Today:

Pastor Mike as President?

January 10, 2008

Now that former Baptist minister Mike Huckabee is doing well in the presidential primary campaign, it is well for Christians to think about the relationship between church and state. Kim Riddlebarger’s “Mike Huckabee and the Two Kingdoms” is a useful read on this matter. I also have two other posts related to this subject. The […]

The Word of God

December 20, 2006

Belgic Confession Article 3 We confess that this Word of God did not come by the impulse of man, but that men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God, as the apostle Peter says (2 Pet 1:21). Thereafter, in His special care for us and our salvation, God commanded His servants, the prophets and […]

The Means By Which We Know God

December 7, 2006

Belgic Confession Article 2 We know him by two means: First, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe, since that universe is before our eyes like a beautiful book1 in which all creatures, great and small, are as letters to make us ponder the invisible things of God: his eternal power and his […]

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