True Conversion: What’s Wrong with Everybody? | John MacArthur (Video)

Note: This is truly one of the most important sermons that I’ve come across from a modern pastor/preacher. Election, predestination, righteousness imputed, sovereign grace, etc., are all absolutely blessed doctrines. However, this type of message (or warning) is no less important, seeing that it identifies the scriptural evidences of true spiritual life, and true spiritual…

Spiritual Restoration: Regret… and Hope

One cannot live in the past, and yet, one can regret much of their past. Of my many regrets (and there are many), on a spiritual level, forsaking sound teaching, sound doctrine and exhortation, for the more-pleasing-to-the-flesh Anomian error, is truly one of my biggest. I had books, quite a few really incredible books, from…

Divine Judgment: Judgment | William S. Plumer

ASSOCIATED PASSAGES: Hebrews 10:37 “For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with…

Reprobation: Ephraim is Joined to Idols, Let Him Alone | Jeremiah Burroughs (Video)

Link to the text of the video content: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo2/A77979.0001.001/1:5.1.17?rgn=div3;view=fulltext ASSOCIATED PASSAGES: Hosea 4:17 “Ephraim [is] joined to idols: let him alone.” Psalm 81:10-16 “I [am] the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 But my people would not hearken to…

Hermeneutics: A Quick Biblical Test

QUESTION: What is the best way to (a) understand Scripture, (b) determine Biblical truth, and (c) settle doctrinal controversies/disputes? Is it to: 1. Rely primarily on the confessions, catechisms, and statements of faith drafted by men (especially, men ‘more faithful and learned‘ than you)? -or- 2. Rely primarily upon what ‘feels right,‘ what ‘personally resonates…