A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.10: The Literal Nature of Creation

Chapter 4: Of Creation, para. 1 1._____ In the beginning it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to create or make the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.10: The Literal Nature of Creation

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.9: God’s Decree of Predestination to Life

Chapter 3: Of God’s Decree, paras. 3-7 3._____ By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ, to the praise of his glorious grace; others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.9: God’s Decree of Predestination to Life

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.8: God’s General Decree of All Events

  Chapter 3: Of God's Decree, paras. 1-2 1._____ God hath decreed in himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably, all things, whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby is God neither the author of sin nor hath fellowship with any therein; nor … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.8: God’s General Decree of All Events

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.7: The Trinity

Chapter 2: Of God and of the Holy Trinity, para. 3 3._____ In this divine and infinite Being there are three subsistences, the Father, the Word or Son, and Holy Spirit, of one substance, power, and eternity, each having the whole divine essence, yet the essence undivided: the Father is of none, neither begotten nor … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.7: The Trinity

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 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