“Last evening I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, Old hammers, worn with beating years of time. '‘How many anvils have you had,’ said I, ‘To wear and batter all these hammers so?’ 'Just one,’ said he, and then with… Continue reading The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”
AN EXPOSITION OF 1 Peter 1:13-25 13 Wherefore gird [bind] up the loins [procreative powers] of your mind, be sober [watch], and hope [have confidence] to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; The transitional word “wherefore”, explains why believers should not be… Continue reading Be Holy
The Bible says of itself that it is inspired. Scripture is the Word of God to men. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Throughout human history, philosophers have argued, from man to God, in order to answer… Continue reading A Choice to Make About the Bible
What Am I? “I speak every language and enter every corner of the earth. I bring information, inspiration and recreation to all who heed my words. I treat all persons alike, regardless of race, creed, color, or condition. I have power to stretch man's vision, to deepen his feeling, and to enrich his life. I… Continue reading Preparation for the King
It is sometimes difficult to have patience with the modern skeptic who has not taken the time to seriously consider the evidence for Christianity. Many skeptics have never bothered to read the Bible. They simply attack Christ and His followers as simpletons, with the air of arrogance reserved for those intellectually superior to all others.… Continue reading The Historical Jesus
While visiting a church in the south, I noticed in the bulletin that the men’s Bible class was ready to study a book, Game Plan for Life, by former football, Super Bowl winning, head coach of the Washington Redskins, Joe Gibbs. In preparation for the study, the book could be purchased for $15.99. Then, during… Continue reading Why Not Just Study the Bible?
A foundational principle in a formal debate is that the person who can frame the argument and define the terms will generally prevail. This principle applies to spiritual debates as well. When an Arminian talks about the Biblical doctrine of election, it is not uncommon to immediately state that election is always according to a… Continue reading But Does God Have An Elect People?