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 […]

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 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 […]

An Overview of Romans Part V: Chapter Four

Imputed Righteousness by Faith Romans 4 may be considered, or perhaps retitled “The Citadel of the Doctrine of Faith Alone” because this is where we discover the key and beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Martin Luther famously said that this doctrine is “the article upon which the Church stands or falls”. He was […]

A Fantastic Trilogy End That Fails

May the Fourth be with you! Before I dive into this review of the recent Star Wars trilogy, I want to make sure the reader understands that this is not meant to be simply a whinny review; something from one of those guys who need to pick a part every small detail of a movie […]

An Overview of Romans Part IV: Chapter Three

God is Always Just At the beginning of chapter three, therefore, Paul anticipates a series of objections to what he had just said, which we will sum up in this way, “Paul, if that’s true, then what was the point of all the circumcisions and adherence to the oracles of God? Doesn’t this mean that […]