Charles Hodge, a year after his wife died, wrote a letter to his brother, Hugh, when he lot a son to death. This is a portion of what he wrote to urge his brother on to pious sorrow, not the melancholy of bitterness and depression, “Pious sorrow, that is sorrow mingled with pious feeling, with […]

I have a handful of books on the specific debate concerning water in the church. They have all contributed to my understanding of the Bible’s teaching on baptism and I am grateful for them all. However, if I were to only have one book on the issue of infant baptism, I would choose To A Thousand […]

Have you ever wondered what crucifixion was actually like? Of course, we will not know unless intense persecution arises and the Lord’s people become martyrs upon the cross. However, that is not very likely in the current state of affairs. So, we can read about it. Today is Good Friday, and why is it good? […]

This is the first commentary that I have read by Dale Ralph Davis, but it won’t be the last. In fact, this is the first commentary that I have ever read completely through. Most commentaries are beneficial as a resource on this passage or that Greek word, or some textual tradition. Davis covers those topics, […]

Article 28: The Obligations of Church Members “We believe that since this holy assembly and congregation is the gathering of those who are saved and there is no salvation apart from it, no one ought to withdraw from it, content to be by himself, regardless of his status or condition. But all people are obliged to […]

Commenting on 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2 Dale Ralph Davis writes, “…you must get a grip on grace. The Bible does not claim that God’s servants are dipped in Clorox so they will be infallibly sin-free and attractive to you. The living God does not have clean material to work with. And don’t get sentimental when you […]

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have […]

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