The Particular Baptists were not strangers to controversy. One of, if not their biggest, disagreements with the establishment around them was on the issue of infant baptism. They were distinct in that they generally argued against it from the perspective of covenant theology (see Sam Renihan's book, From Shadow to Substance). Although they agreed with... 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 →
Theonomy No More
THEONOMY. Perhaps there is no word more beautifully deceptive than this. Literally meaning God's Law (theos: God, nomos: law), it sets forth the proposition that our civil magistrates must adhere to God's standard and that our earthly laws should reflect His moral law. Keeping this in mind, it's easy to see how the Christian might... Continue Reading →
Rome, Constantinople, and Plotinus: How Neo-Platonic Philosophy Corrupted the Ecclesiology of the Church
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (~5th-6th Century AD) was a heavily influential early church father for medieval Christendom. Thomas Aquinas - the scholastic theologian par excellence - quotes him a whopping 1700 times in his writings . What's more, the Areopagite's writings were greatly consulted by the primary early adversary of Luther, John Eck, specifically in defense... Continue Reading →