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Leona and the Deposit Entrusted to Us

My Grandmother has been gone for several years now but although we can no longer hear her voice, see her face, or smell her cornbread and biscuits, she has not left us unattended. Her love for Jesus is now ours and her sense of duty to the gospel should be as well.

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Christmas apologetics begins at T minus 33 years and counting.

“Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in […]

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“Calvinists need to read their Bible”

“In the freest manner, and on no mercenary grounds, does God bestow upon us his love and favour, just as, when we were not yet born, and when he was prompted by nothing but his own will, he fixed upon us his choice.”[1]-Calvin When I’m speaking with my Reformationally challenged friends, a point of contention […]

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Apologetics Are a Means to an End

Sometimes I wonder why I, or anyone else for that matter, should be interested in apologetics. To whom or against what are we providing this defense? At the moment, I’m not involved in a specific teaching ministry. In fact, I’m in between churches. After leaving a church where I was involved extensively in teaching apologetics, […]

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God’s Election-the Excluded Middle

At our theology discussion group meeting last night, we discussed some of the finer points of the Christian doctrine of original sin. It’s a doctrine that is considered a mark of Christian orthodoxy and plays a major role in determining the rest of a person’s theology.   Original sin is not referring to the sin […]