The regulative principle is the guiding principle of Reformed worship. It governs how we come before our holy God. Without this principle, God could be approached as we please, doing essentially what the Israelites did at the end of Judges, In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in... Continue Reading →
God Disciplines His Children
Thanks to The Particular Baptist team who reviewed and edited this article. The discipline of the Lord can come in different methods. I think in two different ways, at least primarily: through suffering and through His Word. We must not think that the Christian life will be one only of ease and that we will... Continue Reading →
Van Tillian Inconsistency
I want to start off by saying that I fall into the “presup” camp when it comes to apologetics. I find the position to be most consistent with Scripture (which I am not seeking to defend in this article). However, I find problems among those in the camp and even with some of Van Til’s... Continue Reading →
SEASONED WITH SALT: How Shall We Speak?
Have you ever encountered someone so harsh in speech that you become genuinely concerned for what might be going on in their spirit? Recently, I had the “joyful privilege” of being called: infidel, false prophet, heretic, son of hell, ignorant, Pharisee, ungodly coward, papist, liar, and an effeminate coward. Additionally, I was told to: shut... Continue Reading →
Roman Catholics: Mission Field or Family?
In this article, I want to bring something to the table that has confused many people over the years. It is a controversial discussion. It is a topic that many people feel they know the basics of but fall short when asked for an explanation. The subject is whether Roman Catholicism should be considered a... Continue Reading →
What Are You Thankful For?
THANKSGIVING. It’s finally over. The food was cooked, everybody is still full from Thursday, and there are enough leftovers to carry us into 2021. Perhaps, as you sat around the table, you may have partaken in the tradition of going around the room as each person shared one thing he or she is thankful for.... Continue Reading →
Hollow Deception: Are You Susceptible?
HOLLOW. It’s a term that conveys a sense of emptiness. I remember, when I was a kid, my parents bought me a large chocolate Easter bunny. I was excited as I bit into the ears (don’t we all?) only to be met with instant disappointment. While expected a thick chunk of milk chocolate, I was... Continue Reading →
God or Satan? Choose Responsibly.
CHOICE. It’s such an enticing word. For most, it implies a sense of freedom. Yet, at the same time, it can be one of the most burdensome words to ever exist, as it can also imply responsibility and accountability. The primary theme of this article is going to be the sovereignty of God. In particular,... Continue Reading →
Train Like You Fight, Fight Like You Train: Are You Ready for War?
WARFARE. It’s an ugly thing with very real consequences. Far too many soldiers have been brought home under the cover of the flag. Some never made it home at all. Having spent 20 years in the military, and four deployments to the Persian Gulf, I understand what goes into preparing for war. A service member... Continue Reading →
Glory to God Alone!
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us,But to Your name give gloryBecause of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.”Psalm 115:1, NASB NOT TO US. We live in a world that screams, "US!" Whether it be our job success, latest toys, or life experiences, the world says to always look out for #1. The sheer... Continue Reading →