All forms of the social gospel that pervaded the mainline churches in America throughout the twentieth century were built on the idea that Jesus’ death was primarily concerned with world peace and the reconciliation of men to men through the example of Christ. This is not the teaching of the
Darwinian evolution is a philosophy that is impossible to reconcile with the biblical teaching on death, as theistic evolutionists must endeavour to do. God is the author of life. Death and all that accompanies it — bloodshed, extinctions, mutations, diseases and untold suffering — is an unwelcome intruder into this
R. Scott Clark writes: Because we do not think of the two sacraments as having the same function, the Reformed churches have not practised paedocommunion. We do not admit infants to communion because communion is the sign of covenant renewal, not initiation into the visible church. Whereas baptism is for
R. Scott Clark writes: The Baptist and Reformed traditions are not, as is often assumed essentially identical in method and conclusions but diverging only on some minor issues. No, the two traditions read Scripture very differently, i.e., they have a different hermeneutic, a different reading of the story of redemption,
R. Scott Clark comments on episode 3 of Christianity Today’s podcast series on the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill: By any objective measure, Mark Driscoll was never Reformed. He was predestinarian, but he was never Reformed. I am sorry that Mike Cosper makes the assumption that all predestinarians are Reformed.
If we knew what was actually happening in truly biblical, Spirit-wrought preaching, we would feel much differently about sermons. We would approach preaching in an entirely different manner. So, what is happening in the sermon? Let me suggest this answer: by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Himself speaks