Is it Time for Civil Disobedience? Two Perspectives

Many of the blog's readers may already be aware of the divide that has been developing among conservative, biblically faithful Christians over the issue of civil disobedience in the face of the current government restrictions in many places regarding church gatherings. As I see it, there have arisen essentially two valid perspectives, both of which … Continue reading Is it Time for Civil Disobedience? Two Perspectives

Fasting for the Glory of God (Matthew 6:16-18 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As we approach this text, it is good to remember the preceding context. Earlier in this passage, our Lord Jesus warned us against hypocrisy in giving and called upon us to be concerned about giving for the glory of God rather than men (6:1-4). Then He warned us against hypocrisy in praying and called … Continue reading Fasting for the Glory of God (Matthew 6:16-18 Teaching Outline)

Marks of Genuine Revival (in the Life of Josiah, 2 Kings 22-23)

Introduction: On April 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation for a National Day of Fasting, in which he stated: We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation … Continue reading Marks of Genuine Revival (in the Life of Josiah, 2 Kings 22-23)

Why the Shelter-in-Place Order Does Not Equal Persecution of the Church

I have seen a few articles recently decrying the idea that the shelter-in-place mandate has shown that the American church has crumbled under persecution because the government is asking the church not to gather together for worship. There are those espousing that the government is violating our first amendment right and that this is leading … Continue reading Why the Shelter-in-Place Order Does Not Equal Persecution of the Church

Responding to Franklin Graham’s Fox News Commercial

While watching the Fox News Channel last week in an endeavor to keep up on the latest coronavirus updates, I repeatedly saw a commercial with Franklin Graham on behalf of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. I was surprised to see such a commercial, but I was even more surprised at what it said (or rather … Continue reading Responding to Franklin Graham’s Fox News Commercial

Michael Kruger on the Canon of the New Testament

Michael Kruger, author of my favorite book on New Testament canonicity, Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books, has made freely available a series of lectures on the subject at the Ligonier Ministries website here. Although I haven't yet had a chance to watch all the videos myself, I am … Continue reading Michael Kruger on the Canon of the New Testament

A Good Place to Find Online Particular Baptist Resources

The Petty France blog has a page dedicated to Online Particular Baptist Resources, and it is definitely worth checking out. Here is the page description: This page is dedicated to collating online links to copies of Particular Baptist literature (which are rare). PDF downloads of original sources are the preferred material, but transcribed works are … Continue reading A Good Place to Find Online Particular Baptist Resources