‘The 10 Commandments’- Book Review

One of the most famous passages of scripture is found in Exodus 20:1-2: the Ten Commandments. Whether it be from the old Charlton Heston movie or battles over statues in government buildings, most people are aware of the Ten Commandments. However, while we may be familiar with the concept, we’re not as apt to see their importance in our daily lives, even among evangelicals. In … Continue reading ‘The 10 Commandments’- Book Review

The Creation of the World

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 12 entitled, “The Creation of the World.” Definition of Creation MLJ begins by providing a definition of creation (borrowed from Berkhof). Creation is “that free act of God whereby He…in the beginning brought forth the whole visible and invisible universe without the use of pre-existing materials, and thus … Continue reading The Creation of the World

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth

Growing in Grace- Links 10/13

A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace: From the blog this week: What Ever Happened to Civil Debate? What is the Mark of the Beast? “Those who have ears should open their ears and heed what is being said. People are told in advance about the authority of the beast and his persecution and slaying of Christians. They are informed that unbelievers … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 10/13

Civil debate, church, slow to speak, hot-tempered, harsh tones, culture of yelling and screaming, warning of Proverbs

What Ever Happened to Civil Debate?

In elementary school, it was always necessary to enter the playground armed with insults and “your mama” jokes. You never knew when an argument would break out and you would need to tear down not only your opponent, but also his mama. As children, disagreements weren’t solved by listening to an opponent’s view and engaging their ideas with your own counter-arguments. Rather, it was all … Continue reading What Ever Happened to Civil Debate?

Satan, Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Devil, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Devil and Fallen Angels

Who is Satan?

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 11 entitled, “The Devil and the Fallen Angels.” MLJ believes that many Christians “have not realized the powers that are set against them” (115). From Genesis to Revelation, Scripture warns believers about the works of Satan. There are many different names attributed to Satan, such as: Satan- ‘adversary’ … Continue reading Who is Satan?

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth

Growing in Grace- Links 9/28

A collection of links from around the web: From the blog this week: Why Don’t We Pray More? Entertainment Choices and Compromise Are we allowing ourselves to be entertained by things which Christ died for? Sermons You Could Be Preaching In Your Sleep What does our sleep pattern say about what we truly believe? Supernatural Comfort When the Days are Dark “It is tempting especially … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 9/28

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth

Growing in Grace- Links 9/21

A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace: From the blog this week: What Does the Bible Say About Angels? Surrendering ‘Supposed To’ “I wake up each morning with the temptation to give into the bitterness that comes from not getting my way. I wake up each morning to the reality that the plans I had will never come to fruition. Each morning … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 9/21

Angels, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Great Doctrines of the Bible, What Does the Bible say about angels?

What Does the Bible Say About Angels?

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 10 entitled, “Good Angels.” The term ‘angel’ means ‘messenger.’ There’s a mysterious element to angels that often leads to either overemphasizing or ignoring them altogether. Scripture often mentions angels, and while we can’t satisfy all our curiosity about them, there are certain truths we can know. MLJ begins … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Angels?