How would you explain Japan?

March 14th, 2011 | 2 Comments | Sovereignty, Suffering How would you explain Japan? |  Facebook

Bill Muehlenberg: Against Universalism

March 14th, 2011 | Add Comment | Universalism Bill Muehlenberg: Against Universalism |  Facebook

There are two quite wrong ways to come to terms with the biblical teaching on the eternal punishment of the lost. One is annihilationism, which says the lost will simply cease to exist after this life. The other is universalism, which says in the end everyone will be saved.

Both positions are clearly and decisively refuted in Scripture, yet they continue to be promoted, even sometimes by those claiming to be Bible-believing Christians, or evangelicals. Three texts are often appealed to by the universalists, so let me address each.

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NSW Election Checklists

March 13th, 2011 | Add Comment | Australia NSW Election Checklists |  Facebook

Australian Christian Values offers us a summary of the positions held by major parties on issues of concern to Christians. So before you vote in the New South Wales election, take a look at the Christian Values Checklist.

John Piper: Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy

March 13th, 2011 | Add Comment | Sovereignty, Suffering John Piper: Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy |  Facebook

This article was written by John Piper and was originally posted on DesiringGod.org

“The waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me. . . This God—his way is perfect” (2 Samuel 22:5, 31).

After the loss of his ten children owing to a “natural disaster” (Job 1:19), Job said, “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). At the end of the book, the inspired writer confirms Job’s understanding of what happened. He says Job’s brothers and sisters “comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him” (Job 42:11). This has several crucial implications for us as we think about the calamity in the Indian Ocean.

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Love Wins – Review by Tim Challies

March 10th, 2011 | Add Comment | Reviews Love Wins – Review by Tim Challies |  Facebook

Tim Challies reviews Rob Bell’s new book: Love Wins. Definitely worth reading!

Good Marriage

March 9th, 2011 | Add Comment | Homosexuality, Marriage Good Marriage |  Facebook

Homosexual Brainwashing in Elementary School

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The Ingredients of Repentance

March 6th, 2011 | Add Comment | Repentance The Ingredients of Repentance |  Facebook

Thomas Watson described true repentance as: “a grace of God’s Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed.” It is made up of six ingredients:

1. Sight of sin
Acts 26:18; Luke 15:17

2. Sorrow for sin
Psa 38:18; Zech. 12:10; Luke 7:38; Psa. 51:17

3. Confession of sin
Neh. 9:2; Hos. 5:15; 2 Sam. 24:17

4. Shame of sin
Eze. 43:10; Ezra 9:6; Luke 15:21

5. Hatred of sin
Eze. 36:31; Zech. 3:4-5; Rom. 7:15

6. Turning from sin
Joel 2:12; Eze. 14:6; Isa. 55:7; Job 11:14

‘Gay’ atheist warns of ‘tyrannous new … liberal morality’ oppressing Christians

March 5th, 2011 | Add Comment | General Topics ‘Gay’ atheist warns of ‘tyrannous new … liberal morality’ oppressing Christians |  Facebook

You can read more here: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-atheist-warns-of-tyrannous-new-li beral-morality-oppressing-christians

Rob Bell: Universalist?

February 27th, 2011 | 3 Comments | Church Issues Rob Bell: Universalist? |  Facebook

Justin Taylor | “…this video from Bell himself shows that he is moving farther and farther away from anything resembling biblical Christianity…”