Believers Are More Blessed than the Mother of God?

My title is somewhat provocative and needs some explanation. Clearly Mary, was immeasurably blessed when she was chosen by God to be the woman that would bear the Messiah. This has lead to many professed Christians to highly elevate her status. For example the Roman Catholic Church states: “All generations will call me blessed”: “TheContinue reading “Believers Are More Blessed than the Mother of God?”

The Word of God Kept Pure for us to Read in our Language

*Note this was adapted from a paper I wrote from Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. It includes a partial defense of the Confessional Text position and thus is not representative of the opinions of all the writers on The Particular Baptist. CLICK HERE to read the response by Daniel Vincent. The doctrine of the Scripture isContinue reading “The Word of God Kept Pure for us to Read in our Language”

Can Rome Even Identify the Word of God?

A frequent claim by Roman Catholics is that Protestants need Rome to know what the Bible is. After all, how could we infallibly know the contents of the Bible? We need an infallible authority, and Rome is just that authority they claim. However, I’d like to pose a question: Can Rome actually identify what theContinue reading “Can Rome Even Identify the Word of God?”

Should Each Local Church Have Multiple Bishops?

This is part 2 in a series on ecclesiology. Click here for part 1. Anyone unfamiliar with the debates about church government probably will be confused by the title of this post. When we think of bishops, what usually comes to mind is a man with long and ornate robes that sits and rules overContinue reading “Should Each Local Church Have Multiple Bishops?”

Does Biblical Ecclesiology Matter?

The word ecclesiology means theology as applied to the nature and structure of the Christian Church. There are many institutions calling themselves churches that look very different from each other. Some have a hierarchy of bishops and are headed by a Pope or a King. Others groups believe there is no institution higher than theContinue reading “Does Biblical Ecclesiology Matter?”

“Love Your Enemy” in Exodus and Leviticus

We’ve all heard someone espouse the idea that somehow “the God of the Old Testament” is different than “the God of the New Testament.” This is claimed because they say that in the New Testament God is so loving and caring while in the Old Testament God is wrathful and mean. This is extremely frustratingContinue reading ““Love Your Enemy” in Exodus and Leviticus”

A Plea To The Mocking Atheist

There are many types of atheists out there, both in terms of beliefs and attitudes. I’ve run into some polite atheists during my time as a Christian. However, in this post I want to focus mainly on what I call the mocking atheist. This is the atheist that Christians encounter that doesn’t seem to actuallyContinue reading “A Plea To The Mocking Atheist”

But the Scriptures do Produce Christianity, Mr. Stanley

Andy Stanley has produced another sermon that denigrates the Scriptures, in favor of the Resurrection, as the basis of Christianity. Although there’s a lot wrong with the sermon, I decided to focus on three major areas of discussion. I encourage the reader listen to the sermon to show that I have accurately represented Mr. StanleyContinue reading “But the Scriptures do Produce Christianity, Mr. Stanley”

Sin Written on the Heart?

As a Particular Baptist, I’m very familiar with Jeremiah 31:31-34. Its a commonly used verse in polemics against Paedo-baptists (as it teaches members of the New Covenant must be regenerate). However, today’s article is not written against the views of our Paedo-baptist brethren, but instead those of the Pelegians and synergists. I was listening toContinue reading “Sin Written on the Heart?”