Thy Bosom Sins

I had mentioned as an illustration [see yesterday's sermon] that testing that Abraham underwent and passed concerning his faith which the Bible says did prove or justify his original justification of faith, and did put to shame the rich young ruler’s case.  The Christian is in a battle against sin.  Let’s be sure we have our enemies right, we are not in a battle against flesh and...
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Repentance Proofs for Every Man’s Duty Arising from Both the Law and the Gospel

It may be said that anything that is a duty arises from the law only, but concerning repentance, this is not the case.  For repentance does not only arise from the law’s condemnation, but from the gospel’s proclamation.  We see this in a text we are studying this week: After having spoken on the law and the spirit of the law, Jesus goes on to say to the ‘rich man’ :...
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The Tragedy of Esau & A Reformed Evangelical View of Repentance

Repentance is indeed a gift that God grants whereby the sinners is sorry for his sin so much so that he hates and forsakes his sin.  It is unto God because it turns from sin in light of a desire for God which commands such turning.  But what do we say of Esau who had no possibility of repentance or the reversal of his circumstances though he sought it with tears.  Well, we must consider the rest...
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God in all things including Nascar? | Recovering from the Spin

I am not a Nascar fan by any means.  However, I appreciate an illustration I read this morning in Joni Eareckson Tada’s Place of Healing.  There she explained also secondarily that a friend of hers spoke about a principle in Nascar that applies to spiritual living.  The issue was that of when a car gets into a spin.  Training teaches you that you must keep your eyes on the course so you...
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Why Reformed Baptist Pastors Should Support and Promote Ken Ham’s Creation Ministry

My wife and I just had the opportunity to go to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, where Answers in Genesis (AIG) and Ken Ham’s ministry finds its home.  We spent a few days there with friends on a vacation and it was truly a refreshing time.  It was refreshing because of the Word of God and the Gospel.  Even so, the topic of this post is why reformed baptist pastors should...
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Independence Day | A Call to Consult the Past

If one thinks that Independence Day in the United States of America was anything of the sort of denying dependence on God, they would be utterly wrong.  The speech that inspired the war included words quoting Scripture and appealing to God: “Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the...
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