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Dear Friend We apologize for the (intentional) silence from our end. You will see why with the significant news below. Acts 2:38-39 states that the promise of eternal life is for you and your children, and for all who are far off. Throughout the book of Acts, we see theseContinue Reading

Preaching from the Bible

Theology, the truth that is from God and about God, is for the life of the church. Jesus is building His church by making disciples who follow Him, confessing the truth that He is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16). Disciples are those to whom JesusContinue Reading

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In determining the value to be assigned to general revelation, there is great danger of being guilty either of underestimation or of overestimation. When we draw attention to the rich grace that God has bestowed in His special revelation, we can sometimes be so filled with it that the generalContinue Reading

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What impact would it have had on the church in our late-modern, scientific day and age if the author(s) of the Apostles’ Creed had included a statement about the reality of angelic activity and spiritual warfare in the Christian life? I envision such a statement as reading like this: “IContinue Reading

white robe

We rightly think of the Protestant Reformation as the recovery of the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone. But the Reformation no less recovered the biblical doctrine of sanctification. It recognized that one may have clarity about justification only if one also has clarity about sanctification. In its confessions,Continue Reading

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Episode 8 of the Christianity Today podcast “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” illustrates the degree to which the restless, feather-swallowing (according to Luther) anti-canonical spirit has influenced modern evangelical theology, piety and practice. The Reformation principle (if not always its practice) was the sufficiency of the Scriptures for theContinue Reading