In the nineteenth century, one of the most influential thinkers was Soren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855). He was known as the Danish Gadfly. Kierkegaard explored a number of notable ideas. The Absurd. “The Absurd” refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life, and the human inability to … Continue reading Socrates, Christians, and Modern Society
AN EXPOSITION OF LUKE 4:16-21 “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the … Continue reading Why Did Jesus Stop Reading Isaiah the Prophet in the Middle of the Verse?
It is not uncommon for a non-Christian to react emotionally against the Biblical doctrine of predestination, and assume that they are not numbered among the elect. The question for such a person is this: “Who told you to think that you are not predestined for salvation?” It is a wicked thought, and a presumptuous position … Continue reading A Presuppositional Sin Associated with the Doctrine of Predestination
Since coming to an understanding of predestination, I have tried to understand why people are hostile to the doctrines of God’s electing grace, and why people assume they are not among the elect. Before those inquires can be examined, it must be affirmed, by all, that predestination is a Biblical doctrine, despite open hostility against … Continue reading Predestination is No Barrier to Salvation, but Cynicism Is
Good works are indispensable to justification. James explains. “For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso … Continue reading Good Works and Justification
The rallying cry of the Reformation was Sola Fide, meaning justification by faith, alone. The challenge for the average Evangelical Christian is to articulate what this means, and here is where the Church should be concerned. Despite being in a local religious assembly for many years, multitudes of professing believers are still at a basic … Continue reading Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation
“In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Gen. 1:1-2) One of the most popular movies that has ever been made is the … Continue reading The Garden of Eden: The Original Jurassic Park