I attended a church this morning that has no pulpit. It was removed some time ago to make room on the "stage" for musical instruments, etc. I spent some time meditating today on what message this sends to the modern evangelical church. As I was thinking, I was reminded of a story I recently heard … Continue reading The Pulpit
It's the season for New Year's Resolutions and I've been reading various lists here and there of goals that people have set for themselves in 2018. This goal setting and resolving remind me of some resolutions I read several years ago that were penned by Jonathan Edwards. I was able to find these again at … Continue reading The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
[New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have … Continue reading Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 Oct 1769
The questions below come from Chapter 4 of Volume 7 of BH Carroll‘s “An Interpretation of the English Bible.” Q. Who was Hosea? Hosea was a prophet of the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of Jeroboam, the son of Joash. His name means savior (or deliverer) and is a shortened form … Continue reading Who Was Hosea?
It's that time of year again! It's the time when the laziness of long warm summer days give way to the short cool crispness of autumn. It's the time when our streets and sidewalks are strewn with colored leaves and porches are adorned with pumpkins, dried stalks of corn, and small bales of hay. These … Continue reading Reformation Sunday – 2017
Former Muslim, Nabeel Qureshi, explains the true nature of Islam - a stark contradiction to what is presented in popular news and television... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2htOWOF4gqs
The life of Luther in pictures…
Jason’s blog post has some good thoughts on the New Covenant fulfillment of some Old Covenant promises. These unexpected means that God used to fulfill his promises are what Paul referred to as “mystery” in Galatians 3 and underscores the necessity to interpret the shadowy and typological old by means of the clear and anti-typical new.
Dispensationalists claim to view scripture literally. This is often contrary to the manner in which the Apostles viewed the Old Testament. I’m not suggesting we have the authority of the Apostles to take scripture and spiritualize it as they often did, rather, I hope to view scripture in the way it was intended to be understood. Dispensationalists and Amillennialist both agree on the historical-grammatical method of understanding scripture but we differ on how to gleam the “literal meaning” of scripture. A good example of a forced and therefore false literalism can be found in the differing interpretations of the eschatological Temple mentioned in Ezekiel and Revelation. To gain some idea of how the Dispensationalist forces a meaning on scripture considering Amos 9 and Acts 15.
We read, “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a…
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The questions below come from Chapter 4 of Volume 7 of BH Carroll‘s “An Interpretation of the English Bible.” Q. What does the sections 3:1 to 6:14 consist and how does each part commence? 3:1 to 6:14 contain 4 oracles of destruction prophesied against the Kingdom of Israel. You only have I known of all … Continue reading Who Was Amos, Part 2
The below helpful post apeared on the 1689 Federalism blog yesterday. Here's a link to the original post: LINK . James Haldane (1768 – 1851) was converted later in life and entered the ministry as a Scottish Presbyterian. Upon further study, he and his brother (Robert) became baptists. Through their evangelistic efforts they planted many … Continue reading Robert Haldane on Hebrews 8