Category: 06. Error & Sin

False Gospels: On Blindness > Antics > Compromise

These debates were quite difficult to endure (so much misrepresentation, non sequiturs, and other logical fallacies). Whether “Church of Christ” or “Oneness Pentecostal,” and as with many other such organizations, pathos far exceeds logos in these discussions. Emotional conviction, strong emphatic passion, and (not so) “witty” antics, cannot make up for the inability to follow…

On The Nature Of Grace (And Why It Matters)

SINCE GOD HAS TO GIVE GRACE TO BELIEVE THE GOSPEL…As even the leaders amongst the Arminians and Sacramentalists concede (as opposed to the Pelagians and most Semi-Pelagians, as often found in the pews): 1) It stands to reason that man, by nature, cannot believe without said grace. 2) If man cannot believe without said grace,…

Idolatry: On Images/Icons Purporting To Be Of God

Idolatry: On Images/Icons Purporting To Be Of God Shaun King [BLM, etc.] wants all “jesus” images and icons removed; personally, so do I (albeit for very different reasons). Exodus 20:4 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or ANY LIKENESS [temuwnah, H8544, form, image, representation, semblance] [OF ANYTHING] THAT [IS] IN HEAVEN ABOVE,…

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…

Pharisaism: MacArthur on Theological Orthodoxy (Right Doctrine) and Pharisaism

MacArthur on Theological Orthodoxy (Right Doctrine) and Pharisaism “The Pharisees were in no sense guilty of an undue emphasis on theological orthodoxy. If anything, their problem was the opposite. They weren’t careful enough in seeking to understand the Scriptures. In fact, they set Scripture aside in favor of their own rote traditions. Tradition, not theology,…

Politics: The Civil Should Reflect the Spiritual

The Civil Should Reflect the Spiritual God’s authority is manifested via (1) The Spiritual/Ecclesiological realm and (2) The Civil/Secular Governmental realm. Satan seeks to deceive and destroy via both; thus, Christian’s should seek to inform and edify via both. Our politics should reflect our spiritual state and doctrinal beliefs. We should be able to point…