Bible Reference Notes

Redemptive Historical Perspective

From Dispensationalism Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow by Grover Gunn  In Reformed interpretation, the unifying theme that is the key to understanding the development of redemptive history is the saving work of Jesus Christ. God created Adam and gave him the earth to rule and to subdue. Because of Adam’s fall into sin, the earth was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 5

This is part 5 of analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 4 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/18/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-4/  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 […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 4

This is part 4 of analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 3 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/18/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-3/  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 […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 3

This is part 3 of analysis of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. Part 2 can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/11/95-theses-agai…onalism-part-2/  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 […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM – Part 2

This is part 2, the first week of actual critique of the 19th century theological invention known as dispensationalism. The introduction can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2014/01/03/95-theses-against-dispensationalism/ Following are the first 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 […]

95 THESES AGAINST DISPENSATIONALISM

Each week, I will list a portion of the short paragraphs from the NiceneCouncil.com’s concise but thorough examination of the critical errors with the theological system known as dispensationalism. Of course, dispensationalism is, like most other systems, not comprised of a monolithic group who all believe alike. So please bear in mind this series in […]

The Trouble with the Tribulation

Strange Fire

Strange Fire by John MacArthur   a review One area many – dare I say most – current day evangelicals have gone astray from orthodox Christianity is the topic of MacArthur’s latest book. From Southern Baptists to contemporary “Christian” radio, slogans and anecdotes fill space and airways with the message that it’s normal to hear […]

What’s the Significance of the Lord’s Supper?

As with baptism, there is much more meaning in this ordinance than what meets the eye. Every time we are given the blessed opportunity to be nourished spiritually with this ordinance, how it represents the broken body and shed blood of Christ, which cut the New Covenant and in which we have our adoption as […]

Making Your Calling and Election Sure

This is a wonderful post by Mike Ratcliff. It is most important for every professing Christian to strive for holiness and not take the grace of Christ for granted. Here’s the introduction, make sure you head over to Mike’s blog to read the whole article. It will convict you if you are a child of […]

Truth and Error

Truth and error Near Truth:  Departing from what God has said is serious. God’s Truth: Genesis 2:16 – 17 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for […]

The Reformation We Need

None of us, as individuals or as local churches, has arrived. We all have need of continual repentance and reformation, knowing that sin easily entangles us and we all have different blind spot and unexamined presuppositions. This sermon addresses three basic areas where men tend to go astray and exhorts all to repent and follow […]

God’s Wonderful Plan for Your Life!

Does God love you and have a wonderful plan for your life? Have you heard preachers declare this and then leave you  wondering how on Earth are you supposed to determine what that wonderful plan is? Does the almighty creator and ruler of all things have one person you are to fall in love with […]

The Necessity and Sufficiency of Scripture

Scripture: Necessity and Sufficiency  Last week, we studied the authority and clarity of Scripture. Anyone recall anything about those subjects and why they’re important?  Today, we examine the necessity and sufficiency of Scripture. Again, two tightly connected attributes of God’s Word that are closely tied to the two we looked at last week. If any […]

Scripture: Authority and Clarity

Why is it important for us to study the authority and clarity of Scripture – anyone have any ideas? Does The Fall reveal anything of the importance of these two issues? Let’s take a look at Genesis, but bear in mind the nature of Scripture – the Word of God. Now the serpent was more […]

What Day Did Christ Die?

For many, the Friday before Resurrection Sunday has become like a holy day. It is almost anathema to consider that Christ may have died on any other day. Of course, it is known as “Good Friday” in remembrance this was supposedly the day that Christ died. The view that Christ must have died on Friday […]