Category Archives: Theology

Commentary on various points of theology, error and application.

What is Scary about October 31st?

This time of year brings a strange situation that I continue to puzzle about – the non-starter of Reformation Day in almost all Protestant denomination churches. Fact -> If the pivotal events which Reformation Day embodies and represent had not … Continue reading

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Reformation Day 2013

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Giving Offence to God – Part 2

So, the big question is, what about the unbeliever who is doing the praying. They are, after all, praying for good things. As mentioned previously, their prayer is being used by God for both the benefit of the elect and … Continue reading

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Giving Offence to God – Part 1

In a post some time ago I said “Now, in reference to apparent good verbal acts of the unsaved, these are good in the natural sense. They can not, however, appear good to God since their root does not emanate … Continue reading

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Five Points and Luke 6:45-49

“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” … Continue reading

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Yikes, modalists among us!

A few weeks ago I taught about the Trinity in our Basic Theology group. As part of the discussion we covered a number of significant heresies that had dogged the church in its early days (200~500BC). These erroneous beliefs had … Continue reading

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What is the specific error?

The local church in this case is saying that we choose Christ, triggering (that is, causing)  Him to appoint us to eternal life. There is not mention of any prerequisite work of the Spirit. This means that we are at … Continue reading

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Subtle but dangerous error…

I came across the quote below in the Doctrinal statement of an unnamed emergent church plant… “When we put our faith in Christ, it triggers a spiritual chain reaction. We become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). … Continue reading

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Beyond the Good-O-Meter

In the previous post containing the Good-O-Meter clip, I mentioned that the theology had some issues. What issues, you might ask? Well, the meter implies in its evaluations that each of the lost individuals has some amount of good credited … Continue reading

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The Good-O-Meter…

The truth can be told in many forms. Though the theology of this is not perfect, it does make the essential point well – Christ Alone.

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