Men love their free will. But, upon examination, the Doctrine of Free will – what does it do? “It magnifies man into God. It declares God's purposes a nullity, since they cannot be carried out unless men are willing. It makes God's will a waiting servant to the will of man, and the whole covenant… Continue reading The Doctrine of Election Must Be Important
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Rom. 1:17). For many years the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church made sense to Martin Luther. After all, he was a faithful priest of the Church. Luther had vowed poverty, chastity,… Continue reading After Salvation, Continue to Live Life by Faith
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly [without doubt], that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" (1 Timothy 4:1). The reference to “the latter times” is a small phrase that has brought endless mischief to the Church, because Christians have an insatiable appetite for… Continue reading Are We Living in the Last Days?
On June 17, 2019, Mayor Peter Buttigieg from South Bend, Indiana cast a terrible aspersion on all former United States presidents by insisting that more than one of them was a practicing homosexual. “We’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones,” Buttigieg said in an interview with “Axios… Continue reading Mayor Peter: Projecting Personal Problems into the Presidential Campaign
AN EXPOSITION OF JEREMIAH 2:25-27 25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go. Judah was once under the protection of the Lord. However, the people became spiritually unfaithful. They wandered from… Continue reading How God Brings People Back to Himself
AN EXPOSITION OF 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7 The world has an idea of what constitutes the perfect pastor. Generally speaking, the thinking is along the following lines. The Perfect Pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin roundly, but never hurts anyone's feelings. He works from 8 a.m. until midnight, and is also the church janitor.… Continue reading God’s Perfect Pastor
In the early days of the Church, when the persecution was the strongest, men needed encouragement to assume this holy office, and so Paul wrote to say in 1 Timothy 3:1: “If a man desire the office of a bishop [Gk. episkopes, overseer], he desireth a good work.” The desire to be a bishop must… Continue reading Are You Called to be a Pastor?