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Blasphemy in Song

For those who know the background or meaning of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, the following is a public service announcement. Blasphemy in Song by Laurence M. Vance by Laurence M. Vance This past weekend, since it was the closest weekend to the Fourth of July holiday that we observe today, churches all across America […]

Is the Mosaic law tripartite?

Is the Mosaic law tripartite? By Maël Introduction During my last semester at SEBTS, I took a Christian Ethics class. It seems customary, when studying Christian ethics, to assume that the Mosaic law is tripartite, which means that the Old Testament law is assumed to be divided into three parts: moral, ceremonial, and civil/judicial. Following […]

The Sabbath Complete

THE SABBATH COMPLETE a review by Stuart Brogden The latter half of the 20th century has brought a growing interest in Reformed Theology, in striking contrast to the growing apostasy that has gripped many evangelical denominations. Many of my fellow Baptists aggressively and happily embraced the doctrines of grace and the great theological truths about […]

Who is This Man Who says he is God?

Luke 4:31-44   And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a […]

Jesus is our Hiding Place

Matthew Smith is a young musician who takes lyrics from old folk songs and hymns, modifies them if need be, and puts them to his music. Here is a wonderful hymn from a Baptist hymnal printed in 1776. Listen to this song, free, here. Then buy lots of his work. Hiding Place Against the God […]

Futureville – A Bridge Too Far

Futureville – A Bridge Too Far A review by Stuart Brogden The premise behind Skye Jethani’s book, Futureville, is a good one – “What we think about tomorrow matters because our vision of the future is what determines how we understand the present.” (page 3) Chapters 3 and 4 serve to provide common, but flawed, […]

A True Believer in Christ – Part 3

Comes now the final chapter in this short series. I pray you have been convicted, encouraged, edified, reproofed, and drawn closer to the Lord who shed His blood to redeem those the Father chose before time as His. As I noted in my remarks on part 2, when one is healed from spiritual death by […]

A True Believer in Christ – Part 2

With so many professing Christians who, by their lives, deny the truth of the gospel, these messages are good for all! While no human is without sin until he dies or Christ returns, there is no basis for comforting a soul as being in Christ if there is NO mark of being a new creature in […]

A True Believer in Christ – Part 1

Here is another short series from Igor Shafhid, a dear brother in Christ from Russia. It is my prayer that each of us examine himself to see if we be in the faith, as the Apostle Paul exhorts to do. Brother Igor is arm-in-arm with the Apostle. Part 1 is here

Noah’s Ark

NOAHS ARK By Edward Griffin (1770—1837) Edward Griffin AUDIO gems With all the hoopla about the movie (which I recommend you don’t spent time or money on), this article could not be timed better. “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his […]

False Prophets in the Church – Part 2

Here is the second message in this two-part series. I hope this has informed and encouraged you to stand for truth, not take anything for granted, and serve well our Lord and His people. Part 2 is here.

False Prophets in the Church – Part 1

This is the first of a two-part message broadcast over the radio several years ago. Each part is about 30 minutes. While there are nits that can be picked regarding a few things he says, this man is on target and the church needs to hear this message. Part 1 is here.

A Catholic Priest is Biblically Saved

A dear brother in Christ, who I had the pleasure of meeting several years ago, testifies of how the great and mighty Creator God saved his soul, from the pit of being a Roman Catholic Priest.

Declaration of the Faith and Practice of the Church of Christ

A Baptist perspective on how to do church, from the mid-1600s. Declaration of the Faith and Practice of the Church of Christ, in Carter-Lane, Southwark, under the Pastoral Care of Dr. John Gill, Read and assented to, at the Admission of Members. HAVING been enabled, through divine grace, to give up ourselves to the Lord, […]

All Hail the Pope!

At least that’s what Rome would have ya do. Here’s more heresy from Rome, from a 19th century article. The following is taken from Ferraris’ “Ecclesiastical Dictionary” (Roman Catholic), article “Pope.” The latest edition of this book was issued from the Press of the Propaganda at Rome in 1899, which shows that it has the approval […]

Discussing Free Will – Part 4

In this four-part series (audio is about an hour long), Jim McClarty and his friend Alex Franzone discuss various aspects of free will. What is it and – most importantly – what does the Bible say about it? Here’s the fourth and last part. Listen and talk among yourselves. I pray this short series has been […]

Discussing Free Will – Part 3

In this four-part series (audio is about an hour long), Jim McClarty and his friend Alex Franzone discuss various aspects of free will. What is it and – most importantly – what does the Bible say about it? Here’s part three. Part four in a few days. Listen and talk among yourselves.

Discussing Free Will – Part 2

In this four-part series (audio is about an hour long), Jim McClarty and his friend Alex Franzone discuss various aspects of free will. What is it and – most importantly – what does the Bible say about it? Here’s part two. Part three in a few days. Listen and talk among yourselves.

Discussing Free Will – Part 1

In this four-part series (audio is about an hour long), Jim McClarty and his friend Alex Franzone discuss various aspects of free will. What is it and – most importantly – what does the Bible say about it? Here’s part one. Part two in a few days. Listen and talk among yourselves.

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Final Post

This is the final part of the analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 9 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/18/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-9/  Following are the final 15 theses from the NiceneCouncil.com’s concise but thorough examination of the critical errors with the theological system known as dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is, like most other systems, not comprised […]

When Good Men go Wrong.

Augustine is a man beloved by both Calvinists and Catholics. I dare most who read this blog can think of one or reasons we like him. How many of us are aware of the gross error he taught? Here’s a sample of why Rome loves this man. Augustine of Hippo, did not shrink from giving […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 9

This is part 9 of analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 8 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/18/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-8/  Following are the next ten theses from the NiceneCouncil.com’s concise but thorough examination of the critical errors with the theological system known as dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is, like most other systems, not comprised of a […]

The World a Sorry Comforter

The World a Sorry Comforter George Mylne, 1871 The Preacher speaks of some who “had no comforter,” because, as we infer that they sought comfort wrongly — on earthly, and not on heavenly grounds. And so it is too often with the bereaved — people try to cure their broken hearts with human remedies, the quackery […]

Biblical Christianity vs. Roman Catholicism

There will always be, until the Lord returns with a triumphant shout and the sound of trumpets (1 Thess 4:16), people who confuse one false religion or another for the biblical faith Creator God revealed to us in His Scriptures and His Son. To help us keep in focus some of the essential differences between […]

God’s Moral Law

This post is a quiz! Most Christians acknowledge a moral law at work in all men, seeing this in myriad places in Scripture – most explicitly, perhaps, in Romans 2: For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 8

This is part 8 of analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 7 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/18/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-7/  Following are the next ten theses from the NiceneCouncil.com’s concise but thorough examination of the critical errors with the theological system known as dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is, like most other systems, not comprised of a […]

The Road to Emmaus

The biblical passage in Luke 24 known as the Road to Emmaus is – like many passages – twisted and misused, sometimes innocently, many times intentionally. There is a mystical three-day retreat called The Walk to Emmaus (also known as Chrysalis) that was modeled after the Roman Catholic retreat known as Cursillo, which started in […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 7

This is part 7 of analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 6 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/18/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-6/  Following are the next ten theses from the NiceneCouncil.com’s concise but thorough examination of the critical errors with the theological system known as dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is, like most other systems, not comprised of a […]

Hell – Wrongly Presented

All You Want to Know About Hell  by Steve Gregg a review by Stuart Brogden From the not-so-fine folks at Westboro Baptist Church to Rob Bell, it seems that nearly everyone has an opinion about Hell and who will end up there. Steve Gregg’s book promises to tell us everything we want to know about […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 6

This is part 6 of analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 5 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/18/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-5/  Following are the next ten theses from the NiceneCouncil.com’s concise but thorough examination of the critical errors with the theological system known as dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is, like most other systems, not comprised of a […]