A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.3: The Sufficiency of the Scriptures

Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, Paragraph 6 6._____The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelation of the Spirit, … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.3: The Sufficiency of the Scriptures

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.2: The Identity and Authority of the Scriptures

Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, Paragraphs 2-5 2._____Under the name of Holy Scripture, or the Word of God written, are now contained all the books of the Old and New Testaments, which are these: OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings, … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.2: The Identity and Authority of the Scriptures

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.1: The Necessity of Scripture

Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, Paragraph 1 1___The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.1: The Necessity of Scripture

Those who Truly Belong to Christ will Persevere to the End

Why Use Perseverance? Perseverance of the saints provides a clear understanding of the two-fold nature of eternal security. It first indicates all those who are truly “born again” by the Spirit of God, will be kept eternally by the the Spirit\ of God.  Secondly, perseverance reveals that there is a need to continue in faithfulness, … Continue reading Those who Truly Belong to Christ will Persevere to the End

The Deity of Christ was Not Invented at Nicaea

Irenaeus and Nicene Language The Council of Nicaea’s debate and solution regarding the nature of Christ and the problem of the Trinity was not a novel discussion for the church. From as early as the mid to late 2nd century, heretical groups had already begun to espouse new teachings regarding the Godhead and the person … Continue reading The Deity of Christ was Not Invented at Nicaea

The Black Robed Regiment: The Role of American Clergy in the American Revolution

"It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776.  In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself.  Muhlenberg's text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, 'To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under … Continue reading The Black Robed Regiment: The Role of American Clergy in the American Revolution

The Battle for the Bible: The Rise of Higher Criticism and the Fight over Biblical Inerrancy

In the mid to late 19th century, two new areas of scholarship would forever change the landscape of Christianity: Darwinism and Higher-Criticism. Though most are aware of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, few are as familiar with higher-criticism. Higher-criticism ultimately owes its origin to German Biblical Scholars. The idea behind higher-criticism was to remove the supernatural … Continue reading The Battle for the Bible: The Rise of Higher Criticism and the Fight over Biblical Inerrancy