Our first duty before God is the governance of our own selves. Our first duty is repentance of personal sins and to live holy in our daily lives. No amount of good parenting, discipling others in your local fellowship, or social activism makes up for secret personal sin, nor can we reasonably expect God to […]Read more "Foundations Are Laid First"
Abolitionism is not a more radical, Protestantized, immediatist, form of prolifeism. It is so much more than that. Many have become involved in this movement or interested in this movement because of abolitionism’s stance against regulationism. They are drawn to the uncompromised rhetoric, our bold critiquing of the failed Prolife Industrial Complex, and our obvious […]Read more "Faux Obligation and Faux Abolitionism"
There really is such a thing as Reformed Papists. Sometimes called Romish, or Romanists, these men will balk at these apt handles. They will mock and they will scoff. After all, THEY believe in Sola Fide and all that good stuff. Surely THEY can’t have anything to do with Rome. But they can, and many […]Read more "Reformed Papists, Being Offended, and Rushdoony"
I haven’t always liked articles from Joe Carter or the Gospel Coalition, but his recent article, Beware of Broken Wolves, is great. The Church has forgotten the age old adage, “hurt people hurt people”. The victim becomes the victimizer. The abused becomes the abuser. The bullied becomes the bully. The sinned against becomes the sinner. Of course, […]Read more "Beware of Broken Wolf Dens"
“What does Jesus look like?” That is the opening question of this episode of R. Scott Clark’s Heidelcast podcast. When asked for the best defenses of the traditional Reformed view of the Second Commandment, this podcast came up. This podcast always comes up. Perhaps it is just the social circles I swim in. I know […]Read more "R. Scott Clark, Cartoon Jesus, and Evil Cows"
Two-Kingdom ecclesiology is incompatible with the Kingdom of God. Something is amiss, even in Reconstructionist circles. Two-Kingdom ecclesiology has truncated the Kingdom of God and equivocated on the Bride of Christ. These are errors to any Christian but it is blatant inconsistency on the part of those who hold to these errors while at the […]Read more "A Tale of Two Kingdom Ecclesiology: The Road to Rome and Escondido"
The Bride of Christ has been shrunk. With an equivocation on doctrinal terms, the Church of Jesus Christ has been shrunk, confined, and truncated. I’ve recently been told by multiple Reformed churchmen that the visible catholic (universal) Church, according to Scripture and Reformed Confession, is the same thing as the local church. This claim has […]Read more "The Incredible Shrinking Bride of Christ"