Christian Living, Church history

9 Reasons Every Christian Should Study Church History

The Psalmist said, “We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old” (Ps. 44:1). Consider several important reasons why Christians should study the past in general, and Church history in particular. First, the past is a great stimulus to… Continue reading 9 Reasons Every Christian Should Study Church History

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Church, Church history, Culture & Society, Faith

The Healing of the Demon Possessed

AN EXPOSITION OF MATTEW 8:16-17      16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: The Jewish Sabbath officially ended when two stars could be seen in the sky in the evening.… Continue reading The Healing of the Demon Possessed

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church, Church history, Culture & Society, Death & Dying, Faith, Politics, Sin & Repentance, Theology

Why Do People Fight?

AN EXPOSITION OF JAMES 4:1-2    1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?      2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye… Continue reading Why Do People Fight?

Theology, Biblical Doctrines, Church history, Apologetics, Calvinism

Regeneration Precedes Faith

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part V The Speaker’s Statement. The speaker correctly points out that Calvinist teach that regeneration must precede faith. The speaker believes that is putting “the cart before the horse.” Response. The Bible does teach that regeneration, a new spiritual life, must precede faith, for only those with spiritual life have… Continue reading Regeneration Precedes Faith

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church, Church history, Faith, Sin & Repentance, Theology

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism

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

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church, Church history, Politics, Prophecy, Theology, World Religions

Tracing the First Act of Anti-Semitism

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