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

Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society

A Good Moment for A Mother in Law

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

Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, End Times Issues, Faith, God's Law, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit, Homosexuality, Marriage & the Family, Politics

Hope for a Better Tomorrow

“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

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

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

Did Moses Influence the Greek Philosophers?

In his lecture on Plato, Aristotle, and Stoicism, Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge), Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, provides an excellent general overview of the contribution and influence of Zeno, the Father of Stoicism, Plato, and Aristotle, on western society. As I made my way through his material on Plato and… Continue reading Did Moses Influence the Greek Philosophers?

Christian Living, Church, Faith, Sin & Repentance, Theology

The Glory of the Cross

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”--Galatians 6:14 All over the world, there is the sign of the cross. In London, on the top of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral sits a… Continue reading The Glory of the Cross

Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, Faith

What It Means to be a Good Christian

A Vital Faith on Display AN EXPOSITION OF JAMES 2:14-17      14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?      15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,      16 And one of… Continue reading What It Means to be a Good Christian