Sayings Not Found In Scripture

This “Sayings Not Found In Scripture” is an interesting read on an interesting website.

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Published in: on 2006/12/30 at 21:08  Comments (1)  

Trinkets of the Whore

Trinkets of the Whore article.

Published in: on 2006/12/27 at 17:26  Comments Off on Trinkets of the Whore  

Compatibilism

Compatibilism articles on Monergism.com.

Published in: on 2006/12/26 at 21:22  Comments Off on Compatibilism  

Disturbing My Calvinism

Yes, sometimes my Calvinism gets disturbed, even by Scripture itself. That is why articles such as this one, Luke 13:34 Disturbs My Calvinism, are so helpful. Also interesting is Can Catholics Be Saved? And, Doctrine at Reformation. For a quick eschatology overview of different millenial positions, don’t miss Millenial Views.

However, I do not agree with everything on the site. I specifically disagree with Grudem on Baptism: Meaning and Mode (opposing), and Infant Baptism (1), and Infant Baptism (2), but they are all excellent articles and should be read, even if you hold to the Credobaptist position as I do. I believe that the site is basically Presbyterian in theology, and that should be kept in mind when perusing the site: it has excellent theological information.

OK, that’s a LOT of links for one post, but this really is a good site! Bookmark it. Or even better, bookmark this blog instead. 😉

Published in: on 2006/12/26 at 17:54  Comments Off on Disturbing My Calvinism  

Some Christmas Thoughts By James White

Some Christmas Thoughts – Pros Apologian

I need to be careful and not post too many links to James White’s blog. Some people may find his blog more interesting and never come back. And it might already be too late! 🙂

Seriously though, James White always seems to have something interesting and helpful to say, and he is a true scholar. Now, for those who went to his blog and came back here, I did not link to his blog because it talks about Ergun Caner (though I confess I find that an interesting topic). But the primary reason for the link is for the Scriptural texts that he quotes which speak of the eternality of the Son of God, helping to balance the almost exclusive focus on the Incarnation. The Incarnation is a wonderful truth, but we place way too much emphasis on the infancy of Jesus Christ. It’s almost like we want Him to be weak and vulnerable in His appearance to us instead of Sovereign and Lord. Portraying Christ as Sovereign and Lord in glorious majesty and dominion over all, with Lordship and salvation belonging exclusively to Him and no other, offends the majority of human beings, but it is nothing short of the truth desperately needed to be proclaimed in these dark days. “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jonah 2:9 KJV).

Published in: on 2006/12/25 at 11:46  Comments Off on Some Christmas Thoughts By James White  

Roman Catholic Infant Baptism

Horrific Argumentation Illustration #5498 – Pros Apologian

This is a good post against Roman Catholic Infant Baptism; or rather, it is against one Catholic apologist’s faulty views of Catholic infant baptism, at the very least.

Published in: on 2006/12/22 at 11:48  Comments (8)  

Is Christmas Christian?

Just found this very interesting link, Is Christmas Christian?, at Still Waters Revival Books which seems to clearly state some of my rather serious misgivings about Christmas. I have not read the entire free E-Book yet, nor listened to the SermonAudio MP3s, but I’m already certain to find more personal agreement than disagreement in this material. This whole holiday (holy-day, supposedly) reminds me of the idol-makers of Ephesus crying out, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” (Acts 19:23-28 NASB and commentary), for obvious reasons. Perhaps this entire culture would be better off without it.

Published in: on 2006/12/20 at 16:31  Comments (6)  

Moving From Blogger To WordPress

Rather than duplicate the post here, I’ll link to the post on my other blog: Upgrading to Reality 2.0 Not Entirely Smooth.

Published in: on 2006/12/19 at 17:09  Comments Off on Moving From Blogger To WordPress  

Are You Sure You Like Spurgeon?

I had been looking for this article, and I finally found it.

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Why I don’t want to be a Southern Baptist At Times

There are times when I don’t want to be a Southern Baptist. The post I linked to above is the first in a series of 16 articles (no, I have not read the others). I think he makes some good points. But I think his main point is that we have lost the Gospel in the SBC. The latest blog entry of Dr. Tom Ascol of Founders is the first blog posting I read on this issue and is short but well worth reading.

http://www.founders.org/blog/2006/12/nathan-finn-on-what-ails-sbc.html

Please understand, this is not (necessarily) a Calvinism issue, nor should it be. This is an issue of the Gospel itself and calling sinners to redemption and transformation in Christ. Though I have serious doubts about the future of the SBC, I have strong hopes as well. We have many excellent young men resolved to live lives of obedience and faith to God, and determined to make a difference. We have many older Christian gentlemen who serve us as wise mentors and veteran soldiers in the fight of faith against the deadening effects of sin in our culture. God reserved 7,000 to His name who had not bowed the knee to Baal or kissed him (1 Kings 19:18 and Romans 11:1-5), and they were completely unknown to the greatest prophet Israel had at that time apparently. So there remains hope. But as always that hope must be centered in God and in His Son Jesus Christ.

Published in: on 2006/12/14 at 11:32  Comments (6)