Back in 2014 I noted then the currents of "social action" within The Gospel Coalition. The current controversies are not surprising, and it speaks to that we must be very careful how closely we associate with the group. Below is an excerpt of my thoughts from 2014 mostly unedited about both this group and Together … Continue reading Together for the Gospel & The Gospel Coalition – Thoughts from 2014
A testimony of how I reached the point of being a convinced dispensationalist.
On Day 2, the Council began meeting at 8;30AM with two additional papers to begin the day. The first one was presented by Dan Wiley (Ph.D. Student at Baptist Bible Seminary), titled "The Glory of God in the Book of Jude: A Defense of Ryrie’s Third Point in the Sine Qua Non of Dispensationalism." He presented a helpful examination of the multiple lines of … Continue reading Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 2
I had hoped to publish about my attendence at a council in September 2017, so while it is now been almost 6 months since the event perhaps it's better late than never. The papers for this council may be even available now at Our Hope (though the site is down currently), so feel free to look … Continue reading Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 1
I offer some brief comments on the book Ancient Wine and the Bible by David Brumbelow and how it has helped me in thinking through the issues around abstience. It shows that we should not assume that wine in the Bible is always alcoholic, but that rather we should let the historical context and the Biblical context inform how we understand references to wine.
Jesus who came from heaven has the authority of God. He speaks the words of God and has the Holy Spirit in His fullness.
We should live properly in view of the coming wrath of God. Our salvation from this coming wrath is assured by the blood of Christ, and we should encourage each other in view of it.
The Day of the LORD will come suddenly on the earth but the Thessalonians won't be surprised since they know the truth that they will be taken up before it begins.
A happy new year to you in 2018! If you read my blog, I am happy to receive feedback even if it is just to know you're out there. I have heard it said that blogs are done for various reasons, and I am no exception. I admit that so much of what I write … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!
Over the last 3 months or so my wife and I have been doing a challenge to read the whole Bible in 100 days, and we have been reading the New Testament for the last few weeks. As i have been reading, it has proved to present me fresh with the challenges we face in … Continue reading Book Review: How Does the New Testament Use the Old Testament?: A Survey of the Major Views by Michael J. Vlach