The Atheist and the Meaning to Life

The Westminster Shorter Catechism was completed in 1647 by the Westminster Assembly, and continues to serve as part of the doctrinal standards of many Presbyterian churches to undergird faith. When the Christian is asked, “What is the chief end of man?” The proper answer is given. “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to … Continue reading The Atheist and the Meaning to Life

Atheism: Denying the God Who is There

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). While it is impossible to know the exact number of people who self-identify as atheists, the number seems to be growing. A commonly reported number is that 1.6 percent of Americans … Continue reading Atheism: Denying the God Who is There

Let the Government Know This: Christ, Not Caesar, Is Head of the Church

At least 63 times in the Authorized Version of the Bible, the phrase “fear not” is used. From Genesis to Revelation the exhortation is given not to be afraid. Sin has made people afraid. When Adam heard the voice of God calling to him after his transgression, he said “I was afraid…and I hid myself” … Continue reading Let the Government Know This: Christ, Not Caesar, Is Head of the Church

There is a Kingdom Which Cannot Be Moved

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Heb. 12:19). For many decades, geological scientists have been warning that the 750-mile San Andreas fault will one day rupture causing unspeakable damage to people and property. As recently as July … Continue reading There is a Kingdom Which Cannot Be Moved

The Day the Son of David Had Mercy

AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 9: 27-31 27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. Following the healing of the daughter of Jarius, “Jesus departed.” The Lord Jesus was on the road once more to minister to others. It did not take … Continue reading The Day the Son of David Had Mercy

Socrates, Christians, and Modern Society

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