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A Little Bit About Me

Broadly speaking, some areas I write on are: the Christian life, apologetics, ministry, philosophy, and theology (specifically Reformed Theology). These tend to be the categories on which I enjoy writing, reading, and thinking about.

Everyone approaches the bible with a presupposed “system”, and this “system” is how we interpret this God given and preserved revelation. My “method” of reading and understanding the Scriptures and their overall message could generally be described as Covenantal. I subscribe to the Westminster Standards (Westminster Confession of Faith, Westminster Larger Catechism and Westminster Shorter Catechism). Hence my view of baptism is paedo and therefore I am Reformed. In my view, the Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper) actually mean something and we receive grace through the ordinary means through which the benefits of Christ are communicated, those ordained by God (the Word, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and prayer). (WSC 88) My position on eschatology is that Jesus is ruling and reigning right now, and he will return one time (and only one time) to save the world. This is the final judgment where he will separate the godly from the wicked. The godly to enter into an eternal state of glory and righteousness and the wicked to enter into an eternal state of eternal displeasure.

Having said all of that, I would echo the sentiment of the statement of Rabbi Duncan, the Scottish minister from the 19th century, “I’m first a Christian, next a catholic, then a Calvinist, fourth a paedobaptist, and fifth a Presbyterian. I cannot reverse this order.”

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  1. revphilhill says:

    Though I am a Baptist, my heart leapt with joful agreement with you! Great quote from Rabbi Duncan as well – thanks!

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