Hermeneutics/Exegesis: Our Opinions Do Not Matter

OUR OPINIONS DO NOT MATTER… …when it comes to biblical issues. Rarely are doctrinal disputes adequately addressed by mere assertions; everything should be backed by Scripture (accurately and contextually quoted) even if it’s just with one verse, to start. I’m not saying you always have to be right (I know I’m not) but what I…

TRUTH: PONDER DEEPLY…

PONDER DEEPLY HOW BETTER OFF WE WOULD BE IF WE COULD SPEAK THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, WITHOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, AND WITHOUT EXCESS TRIGGERING AND HURT FEELINGS THEN PONDER DEEPLY HOW BETTER OFF WE WOULD BE IF WE COULD TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION, REAL, CONCRETE ACTION, WITHOUT UNINFORMED OPPOSITION, WITHOUT SELF-INTERESTED INTERFERENCE, AND WITHOUT SLANDER…

Ministerial Warning Concerning the Law of God

MINISTERIAL WARNING… If one cannot distinguish between (a) striving to keep the law to OBTAIN a righteousness that satisfies God, one that is apart from (and thus opposed to) the finished work of Christ on the cross and (b) endeavouring to live uprightly, in accordance with God’s extant law (i.e. all of the imperatives/commands for…

A.W. Pink on Spiritual Struggles

“Ah, my reader, if you are one of God’s elect, expect not a smooth and easy path down here, but be prepared for varying circumstances and drastic changes. The Christian’s resting place is not in this world, for “here have we no continuing city” (Heb. 13:14). The Christian is a “pilgrim,” on a journey; he…

John MacArthur On The True Nature of Saving Grace

“God’s grace is not a static attribute whereby he passively accepts hardened, unrepentant sinners. Grace does not change a person’s standing before God yet leave his character untouched. Real grace does not include, as Chafer claimed, “the Christian’s liberty to do precisely as he chooses.” True grace, according to scripture, teaches us to “deny ungodliness…

Biblical Separation: Arrogance or Adamance? Prudence or pride?

ARROGANCE OR ADAMANCE? PRUDENCE OR PRIDE? The linked article is perhaps the best write-up I’ve seen on the subject of rightly judging others, naming names, and disfellowshipping where required: http://www.av1611.org/crock/judbynum.html We must distinguish between (1) boldness and adamance and (2) being unkind and unloving. The Apostles did not tolerate hereticks and we shouldn’t either. Paul,…