Jellyfish Christianity

Jellyfish Christianity

Eighteen centuries ago the apostle Paul forewarned us, “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to...
Arminianism: The Road to Rome?

Arminianism: The Road to Rome?

Most Christians know (and love) the hymns “Rock of Ages” and “And Can it Be?”. It would certainly not be uncommon to have both of these hymns requested during a church hymn sing. Something most Christians don’t know is this: That the...
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...