Category Archives: The Gospel

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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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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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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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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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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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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Easter Has Implications

The implications of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus are inexhaustible. Literally, inexhaustible. There is one implication, however, that I think is relevant in our current cultural mess which deems repeating. Easter is public. The death, burial, and resurrection … Continue reading

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