John Owen: The Father loves us, and “chose us before the foundation of the world;” but in the pursuit of that love, he “blesseth us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ,” Eph. i. 3, 4. From his love, he sheds or pours out the Holy Spirit richly upon us, through Jesus Christ … Continue reading God is Love
"In the midst of battle, it is easy to get discouraged by the bumps, bruises, and wounds that we suffer. When we see other Christians fail, fall, or pass away, it can be devastating. So, we must be reminded that our Captain has already conquered sin and death. He is risen indeed! His strategies will … Continue reading Christian Soldier
Reblog from Reformed Covenanter: Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition (2 Thessalonians 2:3) Papists vainly pretend that the pope is the successor of Peter. Granted, the pope is the successor of an apostle. As … Continue reading Pope’s “apostolic succession” from Judas Iscariot
My uniform is on. Belt is tied. The room is full of people busy performing different Karate kata, punching and kicking, kiai! Shouts fill the room. I work through my kata once. Twice. Three times. Over and over again. With each repetition I pick up speed and use more power. I torque my hips and … Continue reading In Motion
It seems Jerome Zanchius is articulating that God to be the architect, designer, etc of sin. I have no problem with this idea and Reformed [Calvinistic] Christians shouldn’t either, especially the way Zanchius explains how the ultimate end will result in good…somehow. God, as the primary and efficient cause of all things, is not only the Author … Continue reading God – Author of Sin?
Posted on FM last year: "WE HAVE NO superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we … Continue reading Spurgeon on Christmass
Posted in 2015 Does Romans 14 give us a defense for keeping Christmas? I've seen v.5 cited often as a general defense for the keeping of holy days. It reads; One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Well folks, I … Continue reading A Romans 14 Christmas?
From last year, 2015: Friends on facebook have already started posting pictures of Christmas Trees! Oh, well. Christmas is my favorite secular holiday, you will not find me "keeping Christ in Christmas" (He was never there in the first place) but enjoying this secular holiday with friends and family. "The Demons it may be would … Continue reading Do Demons Love Christmas?