Limited Atonement in Ephesians

The Calvinist has no shortage of biblical ammunition to combat universalism of Arminianism or Roman Catholicism. The battle for a "Reformed" soteriology takes many forms. Philosophical reasons are often given for why Arminianism, for example, fails to give sufficient explanation for its doctrine of salvation. And the same goes for Roman Catholicism. These are often … Continue reading Limited Atonement in Ephesians

The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace Further Discussed

In the previous post, I made an exegetical distinction between the Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grace. On one hand, a promise is given to Abraham of descendants more numerous than the stars. On the other hand, he is promised that his descendants would inherit Canaan. In light of the New Testament revelation, we … Continue reading The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace Further Discussed

The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace

This may be a post where opening your Bibles and following along (very) carefully would be helpful. I am going to make a distinction between a covenant formally established with Abraham, the covenant of circumcision, and the covenant of grace which was promised to Abraham, yet not then established or formalized. Here is a promise … Continue reading The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace

Navigating the Lord’s Supper

I will be the first to say pragmatism is not an inherently sinful concept. The answer to the question "What works?" enables society to accomplish many things. Though there is no doubt pragmatism can benefit humanity, it shouldn't be so easily translated into our church worship services. Unfortunately, the prevailing philosophy of worship, at least … Continue reading Navigating the Lord’s Supper

Securing the Heavens in the Heart

Dear Brethren, A call, if you will, to prayer and discernment for the ministers of the gospel: What do the greatest ministers of the gospel have in common? Some may say brilliance. Others may say a stupendous work ethic. Still, others may compare them by their willingness to say boldly what must be said. Even … Continue reading Securing the Heavens in the Heart