As Christians, we are thankful for many reasons, for God’s grace to us in Christ, for our salvation, our standing before God (Romans 8:1).Read More
What does it mean to “keep the faith” or more precisely what is the motivation to “keep the faith”? First, faith must be defined Biblically. There is a story in the middle of the book of Isaiah that tells of the leader of the Assyrian army who relays a message from Sennacherib King of Assyria to Hezekiah King of Judah.Read More
It is an odd thing to hear, that in weakness is strength. That is very un-american. Its un-human. But why do we pretend to be so strong when in fact we are so weak. And why is it, that when we come up against painful experiences we often boast in ourselves, our own strength, and ability rather than resting in the all sufficient grace God?Read More
God will not allow injustice towards Him. So, what is it that God did in response? Paul states that “God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator”Read More
The phrase that stands out here is that man is a “hater of God” (v.30). Paul uses the word θεοστυγής (haters of God) here to describe unbelief. Unbelief does not fully manifest itself in the disbelief of the existence of God, but in the hatred of God.Read More
The phrase “to the Jew first and also to the Greek” suggests the priority of the Jews in their receiving of the gospel and then the Greeks. Paul will address later why it is even the case that Greeks receive the gospel.Read More
If someone were to ask you to point to the first time the promise of the Gospel is mentioned in scripture, where would you go? Most would flip to the most well known verse in scripture, John 3:16. Perhaps those who are a little more Bible savvy would go to Isaiah 53 and the suffering servant. But what if I told you that the same chapter that contained one of the darkest moments in history also contained one of the most glorious promises?Read More
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
The aim of this article is to make the case for infant baptism using biblical evidence, covenant theology, church history, and the fact that it is absolutely necessary in the church today. This will be positively put forth in favor of infant baptism without much arguing against credobaptism, though that is inevitableRead More
Matthew 7:1 may be the most misquoted verse in the entire bible. “Judge not” is what we hear. How ironic it is though, that these words are most often used by those who instinctively know that what they are doing is against some law. However, just because it’s quoted often, doesn’t mean that it’s used accurately.Read More
Many throughout history have been influenced by the apostle Paul. But, of all his writings, the letter to the Romans can be said to be one of the most influential. From Augustine to Luther and from Luther to the Puritans, the letter of Romans shaped not only the theological landscape of the West, but also went on to permeate all strata of western society.Read More
As we see in Genesis 1, God has created all things, the heavens, the Earth, animals, etc. Then, He creates man in His own image, forming him from dust and breathing life into him. There we see the uniqueness of the relationship between God and his people. We are image bearers of the triune God; something that other creatures can’t lay claim to. God then gives the newly formed Adam responsibilities; works.Read More
let’s begin by thinking about the first question of the The Westminster Confession of Faith Shorter Catechism. Q.1 What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.Read More
As reformed Christians we believe this. We do not diminish God in order to make him more tolerable to outsiders, or to make him obedient to our demands; we rejoice in the infinite incomprehensible nature of God because we know the comfort that comes from a God who is perfect and unchanging.Read More