Preaching is the First Mark of the True Church: Why Faithful Pastors Matter So Much

John Calvin, in his Commentary on 1 Timothy, expresses the foundational importance of pastors to the church. They are the ones who propagate, defend and spread the truth. They are charged with [...]

The Resurrection of the Ministry of the Church

While many teach that Christianity must bring health and wealth, those who read Scripture understand that the opposite is true: our faith carries us through darkness. The Christian life does not [...]

Sobering Words about Baptism

From Benjamin Keach’s Tropologia or Preaching from the Types and Metaphors of the Bible page 632: We would caution all that would approach to this sacred evangelical ordinance, unless they [...]

The Headship of Christ in the Church

From John Cotton’s The Keys of the Kingdom 65-67 All legislative power (power of making of Laws) in the Church is in [Christ], and not from him derived to any other, Jam. 4. 12. La. 33. 22. [...]

A Welcome to the Plague?

In 1666 (it has been referred to as ‘that apocalyptical year 1666′) plague ravaged England. In London, 60,000 people–that’s one out of every five–died from this [...]

Caterpillars and Butterflies: A Review of New Covenant Theology

The following is a review written almost 10 years ago on a topic still relevant today. Caterpillars and Butterflies:A Review of New Covenant Theology By Tom Wells and Fred Zaspel(Frederick, MD: [...]

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Stephen Charnock, The Attributes of God 1:504 How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long [...]

Obedience Flows out of Union with Christ

A brief quote from Dr. Michael Horton’s What’s Wrong and Right About the Imitation of Christ “Doing what Jesus did is different from bearing the fruit of Christ’s righteous life. In fact, [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Elect Angels

In 2LCF 3:3, we read ‘By the decree of God for the manifestation of his glory some men and Angels, are predestinated, or fore-ordained to Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ to the praise of [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Private Spirits

Over the years, I have taught Symbolics in many places. Without fail, my students are bright and interested and ask me very useful and thought provoking questions. In a few posts over the next [...]