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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Holy Pleasures that Will Not Be in Heaven.

We never think about this, probably. Holy Pleasures that Will Not Be in Heaven. When we think of HEAVEN we see the Lamb on the Throne, we imagine throwing our arms around Jesus and breathing a sigh of relief. We gulp, thinking about the White Throne Judgment, but know Jesus will be our advocate, standing […]

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Is the Bible Corrupted? (What to Make of Transmission Errors)

HAS JESUS BEEN JESUS MISQUOTED? Early church librarian, Pamphilus of Caesarea, in the mid-200s, would make copies of Scripture and “correct the manuscripts of the Bible.” Even back then, there was a godly reverence for correctly copying Scripture. In spite of that, many documents have come to us “corrupted,” or changed in one way or another. In fact, […]

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Grace & Peace to You: Early Christian Views on War & Peace

• “I serve Jesus Christ the eternal King. I will no longer serve your emperors. It is not right for a Christian to serve the armies of this world.” ~ Marcellus the Centurion, 298AD, spoken as he gave up his post in the army of Emperor Diocletian because of his faith. • “We ourselves were well […]

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Close as Your Next Phone Call: The Story of Scripture

STORY OF SCRIPTURE The Word in the World Pentateuch For thousands of years the people of God had no full copy of God’s Word. The Israelites of the Exodus had the word of Moses, and the books he was writing. Otherwise it was hearsay. The judges had a couple more books. The kings had the books […]

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Mystic Union between Christ and the Saints

What is the Bride of Christ? We know that the Church is the bride, but WHAT is this bride? Some implications seem, almost, vulgar. But it is a concept repeatedly used in Scripture, in the Wisdom books, in the Prophets, and most emphatically from Christ himself and reiterated by the apostles. I recently came across this sermon, […]

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Up and Down

What is True? Have you ever wondered how we can really know what is true? Why do we have the world map with America and Russia at the top and Australia at the bottom? Somehow mapmakers agreed on a North Pole at the Top world map, and that is what we are used to. This […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Are You Content?

Remember the essence of Thankfulness: WLC Question 146: Which is the tenth commandment? Answer: The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s. Question 147: What are […]

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The Condescension of Christ

From Jonathan Edwards: The Excellency of Christ There do meet in Jesus Christ, infinite highness, and infinite condescension. Christ, as he is God, is infinitely great and high above all. He is higher than the kings of the earth; for he is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He is higher than the heavens, […]

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