Throughout my years as a believer, I have been told and taught that when one reads or studies the Bible that one should not come with any preconceived theology in mind but allow the Word of God and the Spirit of God to work as one reads and studies the text. This is, of course, … Continue reading Of Bible Reading and Theological Formulation
I grew up in a tradition in which I was largely unaware of the Protestant Reformation. I knew I wasn’t a Roman Catholic and I really was unsure why. But I knew to be “Catholic” was bad, and to be “Baptist” was good. Much to my shock one day as I read the Apostle’s Creed … Continue reading Why Celebrate the Reformation?
On Saturday Bob Gonzales, the Academic Dean and a professor at Reformed Baptist Seminary, posted an article giving A Brief History of the RBS International. I am so thankful to our Lord Jesus for His gracious working through RBS, not only here in America, but also in other countries where there is such a great … Continue reading A Brief History of RBS International
A dear brother named Michael Cheng has recently developed a website for a new online version of the Baptist Confession of 1689. Here are a few words from him about it: My goal was to create a place to read the 1689 confession that had all the features I liked, and more, including an on-page … Continue reading New Online Version of the 1689 Baptist Confession
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 makes … Continue reading e-Sword 12.0.1 Is Available
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD; Lord, hear my voice! … Continue reading Who Can Stand? A Meditation on Psalm 130:1-3
At the recent Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) a number of resolutions were adopted concerning issues facing the churches today. On the website containing the list of this year's resolutions, they define a resolution this way: A resolution has traditionally been defined as an expression of opinion or concern, as compared to … Continue reading SBC Resolution 9: An Enemy Beachhead?
Introduction: In this post I am going to attempt to tackle a difficult saying of our Lord Jesus, one that has often been misunderstood but which contains a crucial teaching that we must all learn to heed. This teaching comes in the form of a principle stated by means of metaphor, a principle which offers … Continue reading A Principle Concerning When Not to Share the Truth (Matthew 7:6)
Introduction: In the following illustration Kent Hughes relates the “experience of a certain young bachelor”: Every time he brought a prospective wife home, his mother criticized her unmercifully. The young man was at his wits end when a friend offered this advice: “Find someone like your mother.” So he looked and looked until he found … Continue reading The Importance of Proper Judging (Matthew 7:1-5)
I recently read an article entitled Calvin's Four Rules of Prayer by Dr. Carlton Wynne, assistant professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary. He introduces the subject this way: Reading through some old notes on Calvin's Institutes made me realize what always gets dropped when life feels like one giant game of … Continue reading Calvin’s Four Rules of Prayer by Carlton Wynne