Author Archives: Zak Fixler

Seven Signs of a False Teacher

Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680), an English Puritan, gave the church an excellent work on the tactics of Satan: Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices (which can be read online here). One chief way in which Satan spoils the soul is … Continue reading

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Five Prayers for Family Worship

Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714), famous for his Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible, wrote numerous other tracts and treatises which are very helpful and edifying. One such treatise was A Church in the House or Family Religion (available online … Continue reading

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Should Christians Celebrate Easter?

Perhaps the question itself strikes you as bizarre, odd, or novel. Why would this question be raised? What could be wrong with celebrating the resurrection of Christ? If you’ve run in Reformed circles for any length of time, you’ve probably … Continue reading

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On Feeding Your Wife

Men know instinctively that they are required to provide for their families. Whether they attribute this instinct to societal constructs, cultural tradition, or the inward revelation of the law of God in their hearts (cf. Rom. 2:15), makes little difference. … Continue reading

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A Table in the Mist

Jeffrey J. Meyers. Ecclesiastes Through New Eyes: A Table in the Mist. Athanasius Press; Monroe, Louisiana. 2006. Kindle Edition (2013). A Table in the Mist starts to teach, in keeping with Solomon’s wisdom, what living by faith in an unpredictable … Continue reading

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Limited Atonement and the Unity of Purpose

These thoughts arose out of discussing the Covenant of Redemption with a good friend, who can be read here. Out of all the things we Calvinists believe, the doctrine of “limited atonement” quite possibly comes under the heaviest opposition. What … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Leader at Home

The Shepherd Leader at Home by Timothy Witmer (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012). Marriage is not in trouble. Perhaps this statement seems bizarre, especially given the amount of discussion surrounding marriage in secular and Christian circles. Isn’t marriage what all the … Continue reading

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The End of God’s Law in Society

“For he [the civil magistrate] is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” Rom. 13:4b “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Rom. 13:10 Many … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards, New Creation, and the Christian Sabbath

Every once in a while I come across a quote worth saving, and I figure that makes it also worth sharing. Consider this one of those. The ancient churches, being commanded to keep a seventh day in commemoration of the … Continue reading

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On the Reality of Meaning

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Postmodernism has … Continue reading

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