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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.

Will the True Israel Please Stand?

January 25, 2010
Will the True Israel Please Stand?

No earthly promise to Israel remains unfulfilled, contradicting the claim that God's promises to Abraham still have to be fulfilled in a future millennial reign.

Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

January 21, 2010
Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

The New Testament says that Christ, the Church, and every believer fulfill the Old Testament temple today. The temple was a part of the Old Covenant and is obsolete. There is no temple in heaven; therefore, there is no temple in the age to come.

Jesus died for and loves even those who are weeping and gnashing their teeth in hell?

January 21, 2010
Jesus died for and loves even those who are weeping and gnashing their teeth in hell?

So if Christ died for those who are now and will be in hell, what becomes of Christ’s death on the cross for him: Useless! Makes no sense! Infinitely unfair to our Suffering Servant!

The Unshakable Church

January 19, 2010
The Unshakable Church

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 22:15-25; Revelation 3:7-13 A sermon preached on January 17, 2009 at Davao United Covenant Reformed Church on the occasion of their 10th Anniversary To download a printer-friendly PDF version of this sermon, click here. Introduction When Vic Bernales, Pete Dimaya and I considered starting Sunday worship services in the latter part of […]

Conform, Reform, or Leave?

January 13, 2010
Conform, Reform, or Leave?

Dr. Scott Clark has good advice for many of those whom I have recently spoken to regarding the sorry state of their churches or denominations.

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).

“Christless” Christianity? Or is it…

December 11, 2009
“Christless” Christianity? Or is it…

The latest Pew Forum survey found out that American Christianity is closer to Buddhism, Hinduism, and New Age than Christianity. Here are some "surprising" (really?) findings...

A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

December 7, 2009
A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

This is why we celebrate Christmas. This is why we have joy at Christmas. This is why we could say with David, “My heart shall rejoice in your salvation!” This is why the angels in heaven rejoiced at the birth of Christ, because his birth was “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”

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