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
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
“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
“And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou… Continue reading The Centurion’s Faith
The Cleansing of the Leper AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 8:1-4 1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. Having completed the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus returned to normal acts of ministry, including that of healing. The miracle of healing the leper did not take place immediately after… Continue reading Being Touched by Jesus
“This baby is big enough to walk me to the bus stop.”—Kermit Gosnell moments before severing the spinal cord of a thirty-week infant. Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer is a compelling movie for students of social history, and for those who are concerned about America’s insatiable appetite for the slaughter of the… Continue reading Kermit Gosnell and the Murder of Baby Boy A
AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 7:1-5 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. A common understanding of this verse is that individuals are to think the best of other people, and not engage in any criticism. Some expositors take an extreme position, and teach that any censorious comments against another person is totally forbidden.… Continue reading Should Christians Judge Others?