I Would Have peace

I would have peace if I could just delude myself into thinking that assent to Gospel truth; knowledge of core biblical facts; a love for said truth and facts; and a desire to defend them before men… alone… evidenced salvation; I am under no such delusion. I would have peace if I had the assurance…

Knowledge: On Knowledge, Pride, Grace, and Agape Love

Sad Reality Picture the majority of people operating within the inner square of knowledge. The farther out from center you are, the more apt you are to be proud (puffed up) in your knowledge and to be impatient with (and irritated by) those closer to the center. Contrarily, the closer you are to the center,…

The Testimony of Christ: Not “Their” Testimony

NOT “THEIR” TESTIMONY Mark 1:34 “And He healed many [great numbers] who had illness of various diseases. And he cast out many [great numbers of] demons, and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.” There were legions, vast numbers even, of demons in that one region of the world. Every…

The Cross: The Muzzling of the Unclean Spirit

THE MUZZLING OF THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT Mark 1:23-25 “And a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. And he cried out, 24 saying [and per the Greek, interjecting with indignation/wonder/fear], AH! LET US BE. What is to us and to You, Jesus, Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know You, who…

Doctrinal Orthodoxy: Thoughts On Edification

Thoughts On Edification 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” To edify is essentially to build up, like one would a home or…

Sin: A.W. Pink on Sin

“Sin is a renouncing of Him who made me. It is refusing Him His right to govern me. It is the determination to please myself; thus, it is rebellion against the Almighty. Sin is spiritual lawlessness, and utter disregard for God’s authority. It is saying in my heart: I care not what God requires, I…