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The Supernatural Act Demanded

? The following are a list of quotes from chapter 4 "Purposes of the Law" in The Politics of Guilt and Pity by R.J. Rushdoony, along with one quote from Scripture at the end.   "In the Mosaic ordinance, nature is incapable of convicting; a supernatural act alone...

Defending with our Love for Jesus

(4 minute 40 second read out) "but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect," (1 Peter 3:15 ESV) The word for “defense”...

Teach the Nations With Confidence and Hope in God

I have two passages in mind this morning. The first is Matthew 28:18–20 and the second is Matthew 16:16–18. The first is a commission, the second promise. Let's take them in the order in the book of Matthew. The Promise "Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the...

The Voice of Jesus in the Storm

"Take courage! It is I--do not be afraid!" Mark 6:50Jesus lives! His people may dispel their misgivings--for Omnipotence treads the waves! To sense it may seem at times to be otherwise--accident and chance may appear to regulate...

Following Christ!

"He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" John 8:12 How easy it is to read these words, but how difficult it is to put them truly into practice! It is much, very much, to be thankful for if the Holy Spirit has...

2020 Was Not Hell

I was reading in the gospel of Mark this morning and came across an article in my reformation study bible on hell. It begins with these words: "We have often heard statements such as "war is hell" or " I went through hell." These expressions are, of course, not taken...

God will bless the nations, no matter what.

Genesis 38 appears to be an interruption in the story of Joseph, since Joseph’s story begins in Genesis 37. Genesis 38 is the account of Judah and Tamar. It seems at first, out of place. However, with careful examination, one will find that it is actually perfectly in...

Your Father Knoweth

God knoweth the need of my lifeFor shelter and raiment and food;In each trifling care of the dayThe word of His promise is good;He knoweth my thought from afar,The wish that I never have told,And every unspoken desireHis wisdom doth grant or withhold.He knoweth the...

We Offer His Blood to Pay the Debt

Lord God Almighty, Father of mercies, screened from all evil by Your gracious providence--we come to encircle You with grateful praise.We bless You that at every moment the throne of grace has been open, and that the scepter of Your love has been extended to us....

What Makes Us Most Like God

"Nothing renders us so like unto God as our love unto Jesus Christ, for he is the principal object of his love;—in him doth his soul rest—in him is he always well pleased." ~John Owen, Works Vol. 1, p146 "and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son,...

Prediction of the Kings in Genesis

This morning I came across a reference to the time of the kings in Israel in, get this: the book of Genesis!  "These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites." (Genesis 36:31 ESV) Rushdoony explains,  “Edom developed a...

He Giveth More Grace

He Giveth More GraceHe giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,To multiplied trials He multiplies peace.When we have exhausted our store of endurance,When our strength has...