Tag Archives: Reformed Faith

UNREGENERATE MAN IS TOTALLY DEAD, NOT “MOSTLY DEAD.”

The book of Ephesians is a sobering reminder of the total sinfulness and lostness from which God’s people have been redeemed.

TOZER: WE TRAVEL AN APPOINTED WAY

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

GERSTNER: COVENANT CHILDREN AND COVENANT REARING

The relationship between Christian parents and their children.

GERSTNER: THE PROBLEM OF PLEASURE

Why is there pleasure in this world? Why not all pain?

DR. JOHN GERSTNER: THE PC(USA), MY OWN DENOMINATION, IS APOSTATE

Many churches go by the name of Trinitarian when in fact they are Unitarian. They are no longer Christian churches.

BAHNSEN: THE JUST WAR

There is a type of war which is just in the sight of God.

DOES GOD CHANGE?

God’s attitude changes toward the repentant sinner precisely because His nature does not change. It is the sinner who changes; not God.

THE POWER OF GOD IS DISPLAYED IN RAISING UP THE PHARAOH OF EXODUS

God turned Pharaoh over to his own sinful heart.

THE MERCY OF GOD IS DISPLAYED IN THE CHOOSING OF JACOB OVER HIS TWIN BROTHER ESAU

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?

GOD’S SOVEREIGN ELECTION WORKS CONTINUOUSLY, CHOOSING SOME FROM WITHIN THE BROADER ELECTION …

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

GOD FORELOVES HIS PEOPLE AND THEREFORE HE PREDESTINES (ELECTS) THEM TO SALVATION …

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you … ” – Jesus of Nazareth (as quoted in John 15:16)

WHAT IS THE BEST FORM OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELDER AND A BISHOP?

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.

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A ROMAN CATHOLIC EVANGELICAL

Evangelicals and Roman Catholics can never, ever be together.

WHAT IS A CARNAL CHRISTIAN?

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.

NEO-ORTHODOXY EXPLAINED …

Neo-orthodox theologians figured out a way to state the great doctrines of the Bible without being vulnerable to the criticisms of affirming them.