Part I A Sermon Against Total Depravity In November, 2018, I was asked to review a sermon by an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor in Florida who is emotionally hostile to that system of theology called Calvinism. I was willing to do so for two very good reasons. First, with Charles Spurgeon, I believe that the… Continue reading An Arminian Assaults Calvinism
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered… Continue reading What Does It Mean to be Born Again?
“But let a man examine himself.” 1 Corinthians 11:28 Prior to his death in 399 BC for allegedly corrupting the morals of the youth of Athens, Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He was right. Many people have never bothered to examine their own lives. Many do not know what they believe,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Reason Why
Veteran Day Thanks November 11, 2018 Pastor Dennis Phillips First Baptist Church of Rockledge Rockledge, Florida There are some strong ironies in the lives of military personnel. First, military personnel love America, yet they spend long weeks, months and years away from our country. To today’s military and especially those in our fellowship who served,… Continue reading Appreciation for all Veterans
AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 8:14-15 14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. There are many jokes made about the mother-in-law. Some of the attempted humor can be very cruel. Most negative comments are not warranted. Peter’s mother-in-law is presented in… Continue reading A Good Moment for A Mother in Law
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”— Proverbs 14:12 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.” –Revelation 21:1 It is often difficult to have an intelligent, and reasonable conversation,… Continue reading Hope for a Better Tomorrow
At 9:50 AM (EDT), on Saturday, October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services were being held, eight men and three women were killed and six wounded at the conservative Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filled with irrational hatred of Jewish people, 46 year old Robert Bower, armed with… Continue reading Tracing the First Act of Anti-Semitism