4 Books Of Natural Theology

“Nations without the visible church never wanted means, either ordinary or extraordinary, to know God; though we cannot in reason say that the decree or law of an heathen king is the Arminian universal grace, yet some means all have. And God has laid open four books to all nations: That book of creation of […]

Training Our Children In The Faith

Christian parents bear a great responsibility in relation to their children.  As Christian parents, God has given us covenant responsibilities to raise our children in the faith. This covenant responsibility goes as far back as Deuteronomy 6:7. In Deuteronomy, God commanded His people to, “teach them (His statutes) diligently to your children, and shall talk […]

Biblical Leadership (pt.3)

There seems to be no small controversy over the idea of Deacons and Elders in the denomination of which I am a part. However, there also seems to be much confusion over the ministry of the Diaconate in the broader church context. In my own denomination, this confusion and quarreling rise because of those who […]

Biblical Leadership (Pt.2)

In the first post (here) I said that it has long been a wonderment of mine about church government. I grew up in the average Deacon led (read Deacon Board here which acted more like a group of elders who made most of the decisions in the church) local church. In some ways, there are […]

Biblical Leadership

“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:11-12 ESV) It has been my passion for several years to know what the Bible says about leadership within the context of the local church. I grew up in the typical Deacon Led Southern […]

Spiritual War

It has become clear to me over the years that Chrisitans do not like the idea of the Christian life being a struggle. Even more than that, many like less the idea that the Christian life is a spiritual battle. In America today, we seem to have become lulled into an easy, path of least […]