Notre Dame’s Crown of Thorns

Notre Dame’s Crown of Thorns

While the recent fire at Notre Dame is certainly sad news, the stories about Jesus’ actual crown of thorns being located there deserve at least some scrutiny. Many churches throughout history have claimed to be in possession of such “sacred relics” and very few ever...
What is Justification?

What is Justification?

Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,[1] in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;[2] not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,[3] but only for the perfect obedience and full...
The Divine Decrees

The Divine Decrees

The following is an excerpt from a Systematic Theology written by Louis Berkhof (October 14, 1873 – May 18, 1957). Dr. Berkhof was an American-Dutch theologian and his theological writings remain required reading in all conservative theological seminaries. I. The...
Modern Man’s Problem

Modern Man’s Problem

A choice quote from C.S. Lewis’ essay, “God in the Dock” “The ancient man approached God (or even the gods) as the accused person approaches his judge. For the modern man the roles are reversed. He is the judge: God is in the dock.  He is quite...
The State of Theology

The State of Theology

What do Americans think about God, Jesus Christ, sin, and eternity? Ligonier Ministries conducts a theological survey every two years to help uncover the answers. It would be well worth your time to explore some of the results. We have a lot of work to do as the...
Questionnaire for Catholics

Questionnaire for Catholics

Did you enjoy mass last Sunday? Did you enjoy calling the priest “Father” even though Jesus told us not to use this title for church leaders (Matthew 23:8-9)? Did you enjoy all the extra-biblcal ceremonies of the mass even though Jesus warned about the danger of...