The Context of Luther Martin Luther was born in 1483 during a time when the Renaissance was permeating throughout all of Europe with the invention of Gutenburg’s printing press. He was born to a copper miner and grew up in Mansfield in the center of Germany’s mining industry. Luther originally went to the University of … Continue reading The “Free Grace” of Martin Luther
Yes, the Early Church Worshipped on Sunday.
Recently, I have come in contact with many who argue that Sunday worship was a Pagan practice adopted by the church after the conversion of Constantine, but that is absurdly false. Not only do I believe there is Scriptural support that shows the importance of Sunday in New Testament Worship (Acts 2:14, 41; 20:7; 1 … Continue reading Yes, the Early Church Worshipped on Sunday.
The Marks of a Fruitful Church
In 1741, the great Jonathan Edwards first published his now-classic book The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God. In this important work, Edwards is analyzing and synthesizing all he’s experienced in the revivals of his day (chronicled most notably in A Narrative of Surprising Conversions and An Account of the Revival of Religion in … Continue reading The Marks of a Fruitful Church
Andrew Fuller: Balance in a Time of Extremes
Andrew Fuller was fully aware of the state of his denomination as he entered the pulpit. From the beginning of his pastoral ministry, Fuller set out to correct the many extremes that had overtaken the Baptists in his day. As noted earlier, the General Baptists by 1750 had almost dwindled to nothing because of the … Continue reading Andrew Fuller: Balance in a Time of Extremes
Soli Deo Gloria: Why 501 Years later, the Reformation still Matters.
501 Years ago today, an Augustinian monk Martin Luther, nailed his famous 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Hoping to simply debate the matters which he addressed, little did Luther know that God was providentially moving to bring His church out darkness and back into the light (post tenebras … Continue reading Soli Deo Gloria: Why 501 Years later, the Reformation still Matters.
Does the Bible Teach that Noah’s Flood was Global or Local?
There are many today who try to argue that Noah's flood only referred to a local or regional flood, not a global one. My goal here is to not and try to lay out the physical evidence that the latter indeed was the case (though I believe there are many such evidences), but to show … Continue reading Does the Bible Teach that Noah’s Flood was Global or Local?
Kiffin, Knollys, and the Formation of Baptist Ecclesiology
William Kiffin was one of the most influential and outstanding of the Particular Baptist leaders in 17th century England. In the 1630’s around the age of 21, Kiffin began his sixty-year pastorate at the Devonshire Square Particular Baptist Church. Kiffin’s ministry can be seen as one that was religiously radical, and politically moderate. Kiffin argued … Continue reading Kiffin, Knollys, and the Formation of Baptist Ecclesiology