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22NOV 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Twelve.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   NEXT-   CHAPTER 1 OF THE HOLY……..[Read More]

10NOV 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Eleven.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   NEXT-   CHAPTER 1 OF THE HOLY……..[Read More]

03NOV 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Ten.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   NEXT-   CHAPTER 1OF THE HOLY……..[Read More]

25OCT 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Nine.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   NEXT-     CHAPTER 1OF THE……..[Read More]

18OCT 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Eight.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   NEXT-    CHAPTER 1OF THE HOLY……..[Read More]

12OCT 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Seven.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   NEXT-   CHAPTER 1OF THE HOLY……..[Read More]

06OCT 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Six.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   NEXT- OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES Paragraph 5.……..[Read More]

26SEP 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Five.

Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   Next- CHAPTER 1 OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES Paragraph……..[Read More]

14SEP 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Four.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   Next-   Chapter 1: Of the……..[Read More]

07SEP 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Three.

  Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   Next-     CHAPTER 1 OF……..[Read More]

30AUG 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part Two.

Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor.   Next-   CHAPTER 1 OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES……..[Read More]

22AUG 2014

LBCF 1689 Reflections. Part One.

Reflections on the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. 23 Aug 14 began a perhaps unbroken, orderly, and personal journey through my favorite written confession of faith. This will be my personal reflections on this beloved written codification of the Christian faith according to a Baptist flavor. 23 Aug 14   CHAPTER 1 OF THE……..[Read More]

13AUG 2014

There are no Secrets to Growth

  Paul reminds his son Timothy, "that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus,” 2 Timothy 3:15. Salvation alone depends on the mercy of God. It is not based on one’s knowledge of the Bible. Before there was a Bible……..[Read More]

01AUG 2014

God Does Not Love Everyone in the Same Way

John 3:36 reads: “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”      We live in a day that celebrates, “The fatherly love of God.” This, to me, is nothing more than a vantage……..[Read More]

19JUL 2014

Judgment

  Satan has gained tremendous ground in the church in our day by the mantra: “Judge not.” I firmly believe this stems in most ways from the superficiality of most people in the church today. A person well trained in administrative law has no qualms, if placed in the position, about executing their duties in……..[Read More]

13JUL 2014

Why Eternal Life Is Eternal

  The fact that there are any teachers or preachers in the Christian church who actually teach that a true salvation can in any way be lost is a very sad reality. We should work to combat this great error wherever we find it. We must do so poignantly yet also with meekness, love and……..[Read More]

05JUL 2014

The World We Do Not Have and Can Hardly Imagine

    1 John 3:11-12 says: “For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.”      Imagine a……..[Read More]

28JUN 2014

The Surety of Grace is Christ

  “But [Jesus], after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God…For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified,” Hebrews 10:12, 14. The certainty a Christian has in grace is truly something worth singing about. It’s passages like this that at times……..[Read More]

21JUN 2014

Trials

  A dear friend once asked me: "Could God trust you with suffering?" I didn't know how to answer him then. The question always stuck with me. I hope this short message will help you answer that question. One of the greatest ways I’ve learned to identify a false preacher is not one often instantly apparent. What……..[Read More]

16JUN 2014

America

  The Nation of Israel (even its priests) was once told: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge…Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6.      That’s us too. Chapters one and two of Romans is our story. Particularly I’m……..[Read More]

07JUN 2014

Multiple Witnesses

  The first four books in the New Testament (NT) are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They're called, "gospels." The word gospel means, "Good news." They were written in the same order as they appear in your Bible. The dates of their authorship are as follows: on or prior to A.D. 50, sometime in the……..[Read More]

25MAY 2014

An Inheritance of Promise

Sorry for the delay! Afghanistan's internet isn't as good as the states. “For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise,” Galatians 3:18. Around 1450 B.C. the law was added to the promise(s) made much earlier……..[Read More]

03MAY 2014

The Eternal God

  “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God,” Psalm 90:2. This eternity is no less applicable to the Son (Ephesians 3:11) or the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 9:14) than it is to the Father! This is a triune affirmation we can make. This becomes……..[Read More]

26APR 2014

The Dead Seriousness of Joy in Christ

  I just don’t get it, but I’m working at it. By the grace of the Holy Spirit’s illumination I pray I’ll one day see the depth of the dead sobriety and paramount importance of joy in Christ. Joy is more of an overwhelming doctrine than most of us have expanded our minds to search……..[Read More]

20APR 2014

Reading with Passion

I recently listened to a number of sermons in John’s Gospel by Pastor Mark Dever while traveling here to Afghanistan. If you’ve not had the benefit of this man’s teaching I’d like to cordially invite you to Google the name and download away. As I was listening to him I noticed something lacking in my……..[Read More]