Tag: sanctification

  • 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 […]

  • Overwhelmed: Breaking Point

    I have so much wrong with me! I NEED YOUR PRAYERS DESPERATELY! PRAYERS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED!!! Satan is a liar! I will not fall into despair, bitterness, or anger. “Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him.” Job 13:15 My physical and mental suffering unites me with […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mental Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?

    I know that most readers may be taken aback by the title of this post. Some will be confused as to how mental illness could be a blessing. Can something which disturbs your life on a fundamental level, which causes so much pain, heartache, grief and even despair, be on any level good? I say […]

  • Problems in Roman Catholic Theology

    As a Reformed Protestant, it should be no surprise that I have numerous problems with Roman Catholic theology. We actually agree on some things, such as the Real Presence of Christ in communion. Roman Catholics describe this process as transubstantiation whereas I prefer to keep it a mystery and eschew the outdated Aristotelian categories of […]

  • Justification: by works or by faith?

    Justification by faith alone (Sola Fide) is the sine qua non (the essential thing without which it cannot be) of the Protestant Reformation. It is this doctrine upon which the Reformation stands or falls. However, there is sharp disagreement with the Roman Catholic church on this topic. What does the Bible say? Who is more […]

  • My struggle

    When I was a child I had boundless energy. I used to spend hours playing outside (8-12 no joke!). I was actually hyperactive. I once ran around our entire block, at our home on Meadowbrook Blvd. in Brentwood, about 20 times in a row without stopping! I am thankful to God for giving me a […]

  • Sanctification Considered

    Sanctification is the spiritual process of us sinners becoming holy by the work of God as we are in union with Christ. When we are first regenerated and born again (second birth) we receive justification and initial definite sanctification. But as we live our Christian lives, we engage in progressive sanctification whereby we are made […]

  • Sanctification

    Denying the desiresOf the flesh each day Resisting temptationsWhen they come our way Doing the difficult thingWhen you feel weak Pushing through doubt and fearWhen the road ahead looks bleak Your darkest impulsesYou must allay Soon your thinking has changedIn a profound way No longer a prisonerTo the chains of sin Your soul has changedBy […]