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Tuesday I linked to an important article by Carl Trueman about the sufficiency of Scripture. I believe this article is so important that I’d like to highlight a few of his points here.
Trueman makes an intriguing statement in his article:
There is a sense in which we might say that [...]Continue Reading →
On June 9, 2013 By Scott Aniol
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Characteristics of the Founders of the First Church
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series”Characteristics of the Founders of the First Church”
Last week we discovered that the founders of the first church were characterized by united, fervent prayer. But prayer is not the only thing with which these founders of the first Church occupied their time, and Luke uses the [...]Continue Reading →
The authority of Scripture is of utmost importance to those of us who write here on the Religious Affections blog. The Bible regulates our doctrine, our practice, and even our love. We do not believe our love is arbitrary, to be expressed by our natural whim and fancy.
We refuse to believe every theological concept [...]Continue Reading →
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Mind Your Manners: Rude to God
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series”Mind Your Manners: Rude to God”
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.”
This command is universally understood to mean that God’s name is not to be used as a curse-word, or as a mere exclamation. And who [...]Continue Reading →
Last week at the Annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting, the theme of the meeting was “Creation Care.” This is not a subject that I find particularly interesting, but in the final plenary session, Doug Moo made a point that was quite helpful and that applies to areas that I am certainly interested in.
In the [...]Continue Reading →
Last October I wrapped up my eight-part series on Biblical discernment (parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and 8), and I thought I would now, in retrospect, add a brief postscript to that series simply demonstrating that my position is not novel.
A couple years ago Scott Aniol introduced to me Matthew Henry’s [...]Continue Reading →
This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Toward Conservative Christian Churches
This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series”Toward Conservative Christian Churches”
The religious scene of the country in which I minister is populated by mainline Protestant churches, some of whom place great emphasis on tradition. However, in many of these churches, the gospel itself is all but invisible, an assumed but unseen foundation [...]Continue Reading →
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Discernment for the Glory of God
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series”Discernment for the Glory of God”
I was pushed to write a series on discernment when I heard a famous evangelical pastor define discernment as the ability to see, allegedly by the Spirit of God, obscene things on a kind of imaginary “movie screen.” Continue Reading →
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Discernment for the Glory of God
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series”Discernment for the Glory of God”
I have been arguing for the importance of discernment in the life of a Christian. I define discernment as a biblically informed judgment whether certain extra-biblical moral actions are good or evil. As we have seen there are an impressive [...]Continue Reading →
An interesting online discussion has emerged in the past few weeks about the issue of not singing a particular song in a service when that song expresses sentiments you do not believe to be true.
The discussion began with Roger Olson, who argued that we should not sing a song when the doctrine [...]Continue Reading →
This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Discernment for the Glory of God
This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series”Discernment for the Glory of God”
Discernment is a biblically informed judgment whether certain extra-biblical moral actions are good or evil. Last week, we looked at discernment in Eph 5:7-11 and pushed forward our argument that discernment is a crucial element of New Testament ethics. [...]Continue Reading →
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