Author Archives: Zak Fixler

One Who Rules in the Kingdoms of Men

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 Foundational to this biblical truth are two other biblical truths, both of which will become increasingly important for us to cement into our minds. Let me explain. If … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Legalism

Legalism is a two-headed, fire breathing monster. Christians get devoured by this beast on a regular basis. Not just individuals, but entire churches. How do we go about lopping off these ugly heads? What is Legalism? Legalism, as I understand … Continue reading

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When Law and Gospel Meet

I have heard many times, and often lamented myself, that the Christian Church is far too often identified by what it stands against, rather than what it proclaims. As is generally the case, there are truths embedded in both extremes; … Continue reading

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Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith

So, consider this a recommendation. Bahnsen was known for his precision, scholarship, and deep commitment to the Lord Jesus. This work, published posthumously, displays all of these things. It also shows his pastoral care for Christ’s Church. If you are … Continue reading

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Not Their Party

When Christians get into a scholarly scuffle, we too often end up conceding this or that starting point. This may happen for various reasons, but the Christian apologist should always be conscious of where he stands during any conversation. The … Continue reading

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Machen on Freedom and Law

This excerpt is worth sharing, so, here I go. “…all sorts of things are being proposed to check the ravages of crime. One proposes that we shall all be fingerprinted and be treated like paroled criminals required to show identification … Continue reading

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To Hear Christ’s Name

“I have read of an old Welsh believer who used to walk several miles every Sunday to hear an English clergyman preach, though she did not understand a word of English. She was asked why she did so. She replied … Continue reading

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Setting Jesus Against Himself

Sometimes Jesus is in vogue, and this happens in different ways. I am not talking about the History Channel around Christmas and Easter, but rather about ethics and liberal Christianity. There are a great many number of people who pit … Continue reading

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Swapping Ideals

Christianity is the sort of thing that should, and necessarily will, change culture. In our own day, however, many Christians are far more content to let culture change Christianity. Reform without unity is chaos, and unity requires common goals. Here … Continue reading

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Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics

Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation by Graeme Goldsworthy, InterVarsity Press, 2006. Goldsworthy packs a lot into these 317 pages, and its all worth the time and energy to understand. In his words, “Gospel-centered hermeneutics is above … Continue reading

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