Tag: Reformed

  • Celebrating Holidays: Yay or Nay?

    Do you agree or disagree with Durbin? I agree with him. I don’t believe the regulative principle should be applied to ALL areas of life. Just because a holiday isn’t in the Bible doesn’t mean it is improper or that it can’t be God-honoring. I have wonderful childhood memories of celebrating Christmas and Easter with […]

  • The Reformed Church in America: Dating and Dysfunction

    It’s not easy being a 47-year-old (never married) single Reformed man, who is disabled and suffering from severe mental illnesses, in America and looking for a godly wife. I’m in a Reformed singles group on Facebook and after several years of careful observation, I must sadly recognize that the vast majority of the Reformed women […]

  • Imago Dei: Lost or Retained?

    Was the Imago Dei (Image of God) lost in the Fall of man, or was it retained, yet in a distorted or compromised sense? The phrase has its origins in Genesis 1:27, wherein “God created man in his own image…” I posit that the Image of God was lost in the Fall of man and […]

  • Water Baptism: A Reformed Examination of John 3:5

    When a person is baptized is it the water itself that regenerates? Or is it the washing by the Holy Spirit that regenerates? According to Calvin, and other Reformed commentators, the water in John 3:5 is not referring to water baptism. And it is the washing by the Holy Spirit that regenerates. And that alone. […]

  • The Gospel Call

    Fervently spread the Gospel to the lostNo matter how heavy the cost For it alone has the power, you seeTo set every captive free A sinless Christ was bornFor us, He faced men’s scorn He died for our sins on the crossAnd entered eternal doss But death had lost its stingLet choirs of angels sing […]

  • Being Reformed: Confessions and Identity

    I am sick and tired of people coming onto my Facebook timeline and berating, denigrating, and condescending to me because I am a Reformed Baptist who is dispensational in my eschatology. I follow the 1689 LBCF (London Baptist Confession of Faith), yet I disagree with its amillennial eschatology (End Times). I adhere to over 90% […]

  • The Reformed view of salvation

    Salvation is utterly an act of GodMan has no partGod chose the Elect before the world beganWe were selected, not on merit, from the start The natural man is totally depravedDue to original sin from Adam’s FallWe have hearts of stoneWe can’t respond to a Gospel call Apart from GodMan would lay dead in his […]

  • Saul’s Conversion

    Can God use the persecution of Christians for the good of bringing nonbelievers to Christ?  Christians would know the right answer is yes, yet many would not be persecuted if they don’t have to be.  In this classic booklet, famous preacher and Reformed English evangelist George Whitefield (he was the most famous preacher of his […]

  • Woke and Theologically Broke

    Sadly, in recent years, there has been an explosion in wokeness; which is defined by Critical Race Theory (CRT), social justice, intersectionality, progressive Christianity, etc. Wokeness is Marxist, explicitly racist (they teach hatred for white people, and those white people should be penalized in various ways for their whiteness), and Satanic – as it pits […]

  • Satan’s Stratagems

    Satan has been relegated, in our modern Western society, to an impersonal and nebulous force. One who is not a severe threat. The forces of darkness are fundamental. As Scripture says there are powers and principalities of evil in the spiritual world. Demons are one manifestation of these dark powers. Yet, most in the West […]