Archive | March 2011
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I admit that, although passionate about the subject of the dividing of the family in the church (and the damage it has caused), I was not moved by the trailer for the new documentary on the subject entitled Divided when I first watched it a couple months ago. It wasn’t until my wife ordered the […]
Your sermon of the week is Remember the Sabbath. This is part five of a fantastic series on The Ten Commandments by Phil Johnson. Look for the next installment in two weeks.
There has never been a time in this dispensation of grace when the enemies of the gospel have so actively sought the support of the Lord’s people. The doctrine-free, false prophets of ecumenism are the respected apostles of our age. They turn to us with invitations to cooperate, share pulpits, join campaigns, reach communities, and […]
A few years ago those who observed that John Piper was heading down a bad road when he began validating Mark Driscoll were all but crucified by those who thought the ones raising the concern were jumping to conclusions. But then the next shoe dropped: Piper invited Rick Warren to speak at last year’s Desiring […]
Whether God smites us immediately as He did Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5) or appears to let it slide, we can rest assured that every sin receives just recompense (Romans 3:21-26). Thus, in the economy of God every act of disobedience is ultimately punished whether we see it immediately or not. That is why it […]
The basic principle of Calvinism is the sovereignty of God. – L. Boettner 1901 – 1990
It is a crime against lost humanity to go in the name of Christ and missions just to do social work yet neglect calling men to repent—to give up their idols and rebellion—and follow Christ with all their hearts. – K.P. Yohannan
Tired of hearing what critics say family integrated churches believe? Dissuaded by the mischaracterization of what others claim family integrated churches teach? Want to hear what those in family integrated churches actually believe? Then you will want to listen to what Scott Brown of The National Center for Family Integrated Churches (NCFIC) has to say […]
Whenever a Church keeps back Christ crucified, or puts anything whatsoever in that foremost place which Christ crucified should always have, from that moment a Church ceases to be useful. Without Christ crucified in her pulpits, a Church is little better than a dead carcass, a well without water, a barren fig-tree, a sleeping watchman, […]
Late last year I stumbled across a Baptist Reformed blog discussion about a new book that was aimed at refuting infant baptism. With no malice towards those who practice infant baptism, the author of the book explained his aim as that of examining the presuppositions that led to this view with the objective being to […]
I recently read an article about cults in Mexico that I found absolutely fascinating. It seems that the Roman Catholic organization is experiencing some competition in one of their stronghold nations. Here’s a quote from the article about the growing worship of fictional drug-trafficking saint, Jesús Malverde: “The emotional pressures, the tensions of living in […]
Apostate false preachers unite behind Rob Bell! Carlton Pearson to the “rescue”, quoting Wayne Dyer and denying the Bible as the Word of God – he claims it’s the “inspired word of man about God.” He sounds just like Rob Bell and enthusiastically agrees with him in the video below. Thin ice, a tender strand […]
Your sermon of the week is a wonderfully convicting message by Phil Johnson entitled What’s In A Name? I say “wonderfully convicting” because it really opened my eyes to what it means to “take the Lord’s name in vain” and challenged me to be even more vigilant to keep His name holy and unprofaned. Warning: […]
The NAE has long been a friend of the World Council of Churches and false prophets. Ted Haggard did them no favors as president. And now – proving that the doctrine of Total Depravity does NOT mean that people are as bad as they can be, the NAE collectively displays this doctrine of man’s innate […]
Your sermon of the week, Evangelizing Your World, is yet another fine message by John MacArthur that I encourage the readers of DefCon to check out.
“Anything that partakes of the nature of swamping our personality out of our control is never of God. Do we ever find a time in the life of our Lord when He was carried beyond His control? Never once. Do we ever find Him in a spiritual panic, crediting God with it? Never once; and […]
Will you call Him “Lord” now–or when it’s too late? 2nd Corinthians 1:1-3—Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and […]
The Bible is described by faithful men of God as self-authenticating and self-attesting; it does not rely on the human recipients to validate it. Yet sinful man continues to twist and corrupt what God has revealed – this should not surprise us, as He told us this has happened and will continue to happen. Read […]
Your sermon of the week is A Jealous God by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that are being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).
“For the Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor language, nor the customs which they observe. For they neither inhabit cities of their own, nor employ a peculiar form of speech, nor lead a life which is marked out by any singularity. The course of conduct which they follow has not been […]
“Will you let Jesus take the heroic right out of you? Will you let Him make you see yourself as He sees you until for one moment you stand before the Cross and say, ‘Nothing in my hands I bring”? How many of us are there to-day? Talk about getting people to hear that, they […]