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"
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"
Ecclesiology is so hot right now. And there is so much to be said. For now I want to briefly focus on a particular claim. The claim is that “church membership is necessary for our sanctification”. The claim also came with an assurance that “Church membership will justify no one.” Simply put, this is a […]Read more "Local Church Membership As Necessary"
Read PART ONE here. LOCAL CHURCH AUTONOMY Some Reformed Baptists have said that Church Repent is an assault on the autonomy of the local church. This is absurd on its face because a man with a sign and some literature isn’t trying to formally govern the particular Baptist church. This dearly held Reformed Baptist view […]Read more "(Church) Repent Isn’t a Dirty Word: Part Two"
Don’t be fooled by soundbites. I confess that I was once an avid critic of the Church Repent Project. I recall one evening after I watched a video from a producer of “Babies Are Murdered Here”. I was truly upset. I came close to unliking the public Abolish Human Abortion Facebook page, boxing up my […]Read more "(Church) Repent Isn’t a Dirty Word: Part One"