Category Baptism

Paedobaptism Is Not An Empty Sign

So, I was listening to a podcast, from an apologist I greatly respect, and he and I differ on baptism. He is a Reformed Baptist, and I am just plain ol’ Reformed. He made a comment about Presbyterian baptism, which I am just going to label paedobaptism throughout the rest of this. He wished not […]

In The Light Of Death

As the Planned Parenthood sting videos continue to come out and the internet fracas continues to boil (and rightly so), I can say that as I father, I have been thinking about my children differently. This is one of those “farther up and farther in” sorta deals. I love my children and praise God for […]

The Kingdom Come

I have continually compared what occurs in Acts 2, the outpouring of the Spirit giving languages to the disciples they did not know, to what occurs in Genesis 11, where everyone spoke in the same tongue and God confused their languages. I think this is a valid connection to make. God, through the Gospel of […]

Beginning and Besetting Sin

Looking at Genesis 3 we see the flow and function of sin being set for the course of human history. Before we look to the sin in Genesis 3, I would like to point out that even here, Satan is under God’s rule. He is made by God (3:1) and God has authority and power […]

Children of the Covenant, Part 2

Ephesians 6:4 reads, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” You can read Part 1 here. Now it is interesting here what Paul actually says. For many of us in the church we like to mentally change a preposition in Paul’s […]

Children of the Covenant, Part 1

Paul writes to the Ephesian children in the church, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not […]

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What’s Up With That?

There is a strong Baptist notion of individual salvation in many American churches (and the Baptist movement is surprisingly (or not surprisingly?) American, and relatively new in church history). This notion of individual salvation is interesting, because it is not a predominate theme in Scripture. It is not the primary means by which God brings […]