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

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

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