Separation Filters: Isaiah 9

The story of King Ahaz, the Syrian threat versus the Assyrian hope, the Immanuel promise, and the names of Isaiah’s sons all point to one amazing truth: This suffering world is the venue for sorting people both by their deeds and by God-given faith. The first verses of Chapter 9 parallel last three verses of […]

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Separation Filters: Isaiah 8

The story of King Ahaz, the Syrian threat versus the Assyrian hope, the Immanuel promise, and the names of Isaiah’s sons all point to one amazing truth: This suffering world is the venue for sorting people both by their deeds and by God-given faith. Maher-shalal-has-baz. Isaiah’s son, born as the first proof of God’s being […]

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Separation Filters: Isaiah 7

The story of King Ahaz, the Syrian threat versus the Assyrian hope, the Immanuel promise, and the names of Isaiah’s sons all point to one amazing truth: This suffering world is the venue for sorting people both by their deeds and by God-given faith. King Ahaz has an amazing opportunity. He meets with Isaiah not […]

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The Ugly Truth: I Love Will

School Shootings on Valentine’s Day? What is happening to this world? There is nothing new, really, under the sun. As it was in the days of Noah so it is still today. Everyone is in love with the same person. This is the crux of the matter. At our church women’s prayer time a common […]

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That Darn Tree-Objections

That Darn Tree outlined step by step the argument explaining why it was always God’s Plan A to have suffering in the world. Since he made the world, he determined the weight of carbon and the location of earth in this neighborhood of the universe. The Goldilocks Zone for life in astrophysics parallels the Goldilocks […]

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R.C., Me and the Maverick Molecule

When I met R. C. Sproul, I was spanking new to this theology thing. We were at Westminster Seminary in California, it must have been 1996, and had just finished an evening seminar on the Providence of God. I came after work to join Fikret for R.C.’s class on God’s rule over the universe, and how […]

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