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!
To be sure, the ideal is and should be that we have a local church where there is full Biblical agreement. Thus, it is not the ideal that I have disagreement with. I am forced however to observe that I have never known in my own Christian life and experience a church in which there is such unanamity and fullness and Christian experience as he speaks. Disagreement with my brothers and sisters to some degree has always been part of my church life and my fellowship with Christians in general. I have never known it myself--To have a place where I felt strongly that there was "a full biblical agenda" as I understand that biblical agenda to be.
I believe the Reformation does have value for those of us who aren't Reformed, including those who are believers in dispensationalism, free-grace, fundamentalist, and Baptist. The five "alones" of the Reformation are great expressions of truth, even if they aren't enough and even if later believers have added certain things.
A brief devotional-type format blog post about God's progressive revelation in history. God has revealed himself through many people in many ways. We must understand each part of the Bible on its own merits and fit it all together without allowing later truths to be read into the earlier truths.
Balance can be a concept that is used to justify unbiblical belief and practice, but it is still needed. We must know, proclaim, and live all the Word of God. We must be balanced in all our doctrine and life. This is what it means to have a truly Biblical worldview.
Premillennialism contributes some distinctive and BIblical truths to tells us what the Blessed Hope will mean for those who are saved and for those who are lost. This post offers four reasons why Premillennialism matters.
A fundamental of the genuine Christian faith have always been a defense of Scriptural authority. This concept can involve more than one idea, let me just throw out some key ideas. First, the saying sola Scriptura, the concept of Scripture alone, referring to the exclusive nature of the Bible's authority. Second, the concept of the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Self-Authenticating Bible
Today, I would like to share some thoughts on Free Grace theology and its relationship to the requirement of holiness. What am I referring to when I say "free grace theology"? Put briefly, free grace theology is marked by a firm defense of salvation through simple trust in Christ alone and the protection of that … Continue reading Free Grace Theology and the Requirement of Holiness
As I begin this blog, I feel it is only right to start with some introductory comments on the two areas I mentioned in my welcome post, namely theology and apologetics. Today, allow me to start on theology. The task of theology is indeed a task. By this, I mean that the Bible does not … Continue reading Introductory Musings on Theology