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…

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,…

Repentance: Repentance But Not From Sin?

Repentance… BUT NOT… From Sin? Does That Even Sound Right To You? Matthew 9:13 “But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.“ Lamentations 5:21 “Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be…

Systematic theology: Drew Goodmanson & Timothy Keller on Expository Sermons

ON EXPOSITORY PREACHING Drew Goodmanson stated: “Expository Sermons: An expository sermon is following a book of the Bible, passage-by-passage to allow the text to determine the point. (eg. Galatians 1:1-4). Most conservative churches would argue that expository preaching is the only way to preach. Reformed churches stress lectio continua (preaching through whole books of the…