Genocide in the Scripture

I was listening to a podcast on genocide in Scripture recently. The question will sooner or later come across our ears, by someone outside the church and most certainly from those within the church. Text such as these: Death of the Firstborn - “So Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘About midnight I will go out … Continue reading Genocide in the Scripture

The Gospel Proclaims Eternal Life in Jesus

John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.  A Christian who lacks joy is an odd creature. The reason it is so odd is because by definition a Christian has joy. A Christian is a possessor of eternal life and that … Continue reading The Gospel Proclaims Eternal Life in Jesus

Turretin: Infant Baptism Proved Because Infants Belong to the Kingdom of Heaven

Turretin’s fourth argument for infant baptism is from Matthew 19:13 where the attempt is made to hand a child to Jesus ignorer for him to lay his hands on them and pray for them. Matt. 19:13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked … Continue reading Turretin: Infant Baptism Proved Because Infants Belong to the Kingdom of Heaven

Can Christians Serve in the Military?

Veteran’s Day is a time to thank those men and women who have served the nation. Sometimes Christians rethink their service in the military during this time. They question their professions and reconsider their commitments to the nation in light of their commitment to Christ. Should Christians, who are part of the kingdom of God, … Continue reading Can Christians Serve in the Military?

The Abrahamic Covenant Made the Sacred Distinct from the Secular

In David VanDrunen's book Living in God's Two Kingdoms he gives a helpful discussion of the Abrahamic Covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant, is a prominent covenant in Scripture. It is repeatedly pointed to in both the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, Israel is reminded of the promises God made to Abraham. In the New Testament, … Continue reading The Abrahamic Covenant Made the Sacred Distinct from the Secular

Jesus of Nazareth was Yahweh

Michael Horton discusses an aspect of Jesus that made him distinct from all the other preceding prophets. Jesus used titles of God from the Old Testament, an act which no prophet had done. To use or take the name or title of God as your own was considered a blasphemous act, a charge that came … Continue reading Jesus of Nazareth was Yahweh

The Trinity is Foundational

The Reformed faith is framed by covenantal thinking. The covenants of Scripture are what you see when you take away everything related to Reformed faith and practice. At the foundation of our doctrines is the doctrine of the Trinity. We don’t look at the Trinity as one of the doctrines that are added on or part of … Continue reading The Trinity is Foundational