The below letter (recently discovered) was penned by President Reagan to his Father-in-Law as the latter lay dying. I have cut/pasted it from The Washington Post. Would to God we had such leaders in this day! When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. (Proverbs … Continue reading President Reagan’s Letter to Dying FiL
In my last post, I wrote about the purpose of life - to glorify God! In this, I look at how we do this. To this end, we turn our attention to Thomas Watson's masterful work, A Body of Divinity - a really great and readable Puritan work and one my my top 5 books … Continue reading In How Many Ways May We Glorify God?
The first question of the 1646 Westminster Shorter Catechism aks: Q: What is the chief end of man? Today, we might ask - "what is the meaning of life?" The answer given by the Westminster Assembly was: A: To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Note that the answer is not phrased in the man-centered … Continue reading What Is the Purpose of Life?
In recent years, the Mormon church has tried to re-brand itself as a Christian denomination. It takes very little investigation, however, to discover that this odd cult is anything but. In fact, the Christian faith actually has far more in common with Islam than it does with Mormonism, in spite of sharing the Bible and … Continue reading The Mormon is Not My Brother
All reformed denominations rightly understand (from a correct understanding of Romans 5 and 1 Cor 15) that all people are either fallen in Adam or stand in Christ. Those that are fallen in Adam fell with him in his failure to maintain his estate under the Covenant of Works. Those who stand righteous before God, … Continue reading The Baptist Covenantal Position, part 2
One of my favorite Christian pastors is Fred Malone of First Baptist Church in Clinton, Louisiana. He is known for an excellent sermon series on the Bible's Covenants. Brother Malone was recently a guest on the Iron Sharpens Iron Radio broadcast and I submitted a few questions via email for the host to ask. In … Continue reading The Baptist Covenantal Position, part 1
Q. What is the character of this division, as contrasted with the first three chapters of Hosea? The first three chapters is a biographical sketch of Hosea's relationship to his adulterous wife. This serves as a type of idolatrous Israel, which is expanded upon in chapters 4 through 14. Q. What was Jehovah's controversy with … Continue reading Who Was Hosea? part 2
The Prayer of Manasseh is not inspired, but worth meditating on... O Lord Almighty, God of our fathers, of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and of their righteous posterity; you who have made heaven and earth with all their ornament; who have shackled the sea by your word of command, who have confined the deep … Continue reading The Prayer of Manasseh
Below is an interview with Michael Kruger and a few of his helpful blog series on the NT Canon. Audio 10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon: The Term “Canon” Can Only Refer to a Fixed, Closed List of Books Nothing in Early Christianity Dictated That There Would be a Canon The New Testament Authors … Continue reading Michael Kruger on Dividing Line