Introduction In my own past study of the Lord's Supper, some twenty six years ago now, I spent some time wrestling with John Calvin's understanding of the Lord's Supper, especially as he addressed the matter in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, and it started me thinking in a different way about it than I … Continue reading Toward a Proper Understanding of the Lord’s Supper as a Visible Word
Given the current cultural milieu, in which pluralism and relativism are becoming ever rampant problems, many Christians and churches struggle with how to apply the Bible to the many issues we face. Indeed, I often hear disagreements about whether or not a particular practice is Biblical, and it seems that a significant part of the … Continue reading How to Determine Whether a Practice Is Biblical
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpx9lZO9THk Yesterday, Anthony Uvenio interviewed Brandon Adams of 1689Federalism.com, which I think is the best website for anyone who wants to become acquainted with Reformed Baptist theology. It is a very interesting discussion, and I recommend taking time to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YvSHBCTeeA In honor of all those who have fallen in service to the United States of America, I was honored to take part in such a ceremony yesterday morning in Bloomington, Illinois. I was there serving as Chaplain and offering prayers in behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 454 and American Legion Post … Continue reading Three Volleys and Taps for Memorial Day
I have been a long time user of e-Sword (alongside BibleWorks and now also Logos, for which there is also a free version available) and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a free Bible study software program that rivals many that you would have to pay for and is better than most. This program also … Continue reading e-Sword 13.0.0 Is Available
Michael Cheng, a friend of mine and a dear brother, has created a new Reformed Baptist Church Directory that he believes is more comprehensive and current than other directories. I am grateful for his work, and I wanted to share it with the blog's readers.
At this year's Great Awokening Conference Phil Johnson offered an excellent summary of the crucial difference between what is called "social justice" and true Biblical justice. I highly recommend it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-5CkaqCHkU Phil was also very helpful in the following interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4dy96jPZQ0&feature=youtu.be In the interview Phil mentions The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel -- … Continue reading Social Justice vs. Authentic Biblical Justice by Phil Johnson
Free Grace Press has announced that Calvin on Sovereignty, Providence, and Predestination by Joel Beeke is now available for pre-order for only $8.00. You can purchase your copy here. You may also want to check out other books that are coming soon here. These book include Jeff Johnson's upcoming book The Failure of Natural Theology … Continue reading Books Coming Soon to Free Grace Press
In the preceding context (vss. 3-7), the Apostle Paul discusses how the false teachers who had arisen in Ephesus had desired to be law-teachers akin to the Jewish rabbis and thus had begun to focus their teaching on Jewish “myths and genealogies.” However, the problem was not that they desired to teach the Old Testament … Continue reading The Lawful Use of the Old Testament Law (1 Timothy 1:8)
Introduction: Can infants be saved? Do they need to be saved? Are they born sinners? If they are born sinners, are they culpable for their sins? Do they become culpable for their sins only when they reach a certain age? There are a number of Scriptures and themes that need to be considered in an … Continue reading Infant Salvation and an “Age of Accountability”