The Sacraments of the Church: On Baptism

I wanted to do a couple of articles on the issue of the two essential sacraments of the church that, especially in Protestantism, we all agree are important. The two sacraments of course, are the Eucharist (The Lord’s Supper) and baptism. There is an ongoing debate today on both of these subjects. Thinking and reading […]

How God’s Not Dead Fails

Confession time: I did not like God’s Not Dead, a movie released in 2014 by PureFlix Entertainment. This is a statement that would not be unusual if I wasn’t a Christian. But I am a Christian, and hence that makes it perplexing to say the least; why would a Christian not like what is so […]

Trump and Abortion Abolitionism

I am a supporter of abortion abolitionism, and I am voting for Donald Trump in 2020. My position being stated, I want to then move to make the argument for why I believe as someone who supports the abortion abolition movement, it is consistent to vote for Trump, who is not an abortion abolitionist. Before […]

An Overview of Romans Part IX: Chapter Nine

Who is Israel? As if chapter 8 wasn’t controversial enough, we’re about to get even more controversial. Now we may not only be stepping on the toes of non-reformed people, but we may be stepping on the toes of premillennial believers. I hope you understand that neither of these are my intention; my desire is […]

An Overview of Romans Part VIII: Chapters 7 and 8

Chapter 7: Under Grace, not Law Don’t misunderstand the subtitle here, as it is not saying that we have a cheap-grace scenario. I intend those words as they were originally intended. How were they intended? Let’s answer that by looking at the analogy Paul gives at the beginning of chapter seven, which again, flows directly […]

An Overview of Romans Part VII: Chapter Six

Death in Adam, Life in Christ Paul begins chapter six with a rhetorical question, and you need to pay attention to these, because they are key to understanding Paul’s train of thought; he’s anticipating objections to his argument. If you’re asking questions that Paul isn’t asking, you’re not tracking with him. If you aren’t even […]

An Overview of Romans Part VI: Chapter Five

Peace with God Notice how chapter five begins, with a “therefore”, meaning, because of what just came before, now this. Now what? Peace with God. What does peace look like? Is it peace to have a day of bliss and not know if the next day will not be the same? Of course not. Anyone […]