The book of Ephesians is a sobering reminder of the total sinfulness and lostness from which God’s people have been redeemed.
It is unthinkable that a God of infinite wisdom and power would create a world without a definite plan for that world. And because God is thus infinite His plan must extend to every detail of the world’s existence. If we could see the world in all its relations, past, present, and future, we would see that it is following a predetermined course with exact precision. – Lorraine Boettner
The relationship between Christian parents and their children.
Why is there pleasure in this world? Why not all pain?
Many churches go by the name of Trinitarian when in fact they are Unitarian. They are no longer Christian churches.
There is a type of war which is just in the sight of God.
God’s attitude changes toward the repentant sinner precisely because His nature does not change. It is the sinner who changes; not God.
God turned Pharaoh over to his own sinful heart.
God’s mercy is on display when He chooses certain individuals to receive eternal life. Why should He choose any sinners at all among a corrupt human race?
Not all of Abraham’s children are Children of Promise. Not even all of Isaac’s children are Children of Promise. God chooses Children of Promise from those not yet born, and He is choosing in our own day
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you … ” – Jesus of Nazareth (as quoted in John 15:16)
Excerpted from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s Book of Church Order:
Christ who has instituted government in his church has furnished some men, beside the ministers of the Word, with gifts for government, and with commission to execute the same when called thereto. Such officers, chosen by the people from among their number, are to join with the ministers in the government of the church, and are properly called ruling elders.
Those who fill this office should be sound in the faith and of exemplary Christian life, men of wisdom and discretion, worthy of the esteem of the congregation as spiritual fathers.
Evangelicals and Roman Catholics can never, ever be together.
According to the Apostle Paul a ‘carnal Christian’ is one who is immature, factious, and undeveloped. But this ‘carnal Christian is not totally devoid of good works.