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

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

A Presuppositional Sin Associated with the Doctrine of Predestination

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

Predestination is No Barrier to Salvation, but Cynicism Is

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

Worship: It Was All So Simple in the Beginning

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). The various worship services offered in American churches reflect the culture of the country, they are diverse. There is the traditional service which begins with a call to worship, confession of sin, congregational singing of … Continue reading Worship: It Was All So Simple in the Beginning