A Systematic Defense for the Textus Receptus

Disclaimer: The Particular Baptist is evenly split on the issue of the Textus Receptus, with the hosts of the podcast having a debate on the subject here. As such, the following post does not represent the views of the blog as a whole. You can also read Dan and Sean’s articles here and here, respectively.Continue reading “A Systematic Defense for the Textus Receptus”

How Much Devil Should You Study?

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. For your obedience isContinue reading “How Much Devil Should You Study?”

Leighton’s Ministry of Selfishness

In a twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan’s head spin, Leighton Flowers recently released an hour-plus long video on … Calvinism! In his latest installment of Quantity over Quality, Leighton joins his friend, Eric Kemp, in trying to smoke out the Hyper-Calvinist of John Piper’s doctrine by setting a stadium’s worth of strawmen onContinue reading “Leighton’s Ministry of Selfishness”

THE TRINITY IN ETERNITY AND CREATION: How the Relations are Magnified in Redemptive History

In my last post, I dealt with the distinctions of the Persons within the Godhead, and explained how these eternal distinctions can exist in One and the same Being. In it, we saw that the orthodox, biblical view of the Trinity is that the Persons are distinguished only by their relative properties, and not byContinue reading “THE TRINITY IN ETERNITY AND CREATION: How the Relations are Magnified in Redemptive History”

Errors About the Trinity: A Classical Defense

There is perhaps no doctrine more frequently misunderstood or more difficult to comprehend than the doctrine of the Trinity. A large amount of our errors stem from our refusal to acknowledge that we cannot fully grasp it, and that the inner-workings of our almighty, infinite God are far beyond the capacity of even the bestContinue reading “Errors About the Trinity: A Classical Defense”

Against Postmillennialism’s Eschatological Feminism

No doubt many of you will think this is a sensationalist title, and that I’m just trying to aggravate and inflame emotions. Well, it is meant to pack a punch, but not without a good reason. The reason I aim to get your attention is to confront you bluntly with the perverseness of this doctrine,Continue reading “Against Postmillennialism’s Eschatological Feminism”

THE PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE: An Antidote to Rome’s Epistemological Sophistry

Have you heard this argument before? “Sure, the Bible may be infallible, but are you infallible? If you’re not infallible, how do you know your interpretation of the Bible is correct? An infallible Bible isn’t helpful without an infallible interpreter, and therefore we need the infallible interpretation of [insert authority here]!” In most cases, theContinue reading “THE PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE: An Antidote to Rome’s Epistemological Sophistry”

JESUS: That Sweet Name Above All Names

My heart is inditing a good matter… my tongue is the pen of a ready writer (Psalm 45:1). In a world full of darkness, error, and confusion, the Christian seems to constantly be engaged in a war of innumerable fronts. Satan’s legions are wide and varied, dawning many different uniforms under many different generals, butContinue reading “JESUS: That Sweet Name Above All Names”

Is the Constitution the “Powers that Be” of Romans 13? COVID-19 and Assembling for the Lord’s Day

Our Savior has commanded – not suggested – that we render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s. In doing so, we obey the God who is not just sovereign over spiritual things, but over earthly things as well. “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein”Continue reading “Is the Constitution the “Powers that Be” of Romans 13? COVID-19 and Assembling for the Lord’s Day”

Against Christian Hedonism

Two men set out on a journey. They walk at the same pace, and profess to have the same destination – due north. However, one thing separates the friends: one of their compasses has a defect. It’s just slightly off, pointing one degree away from north. The man with the good compass has a sharpContinue reading “Against Christian Hedonism”