Articles

  1. Baptism And Circumcision Compared

    Showing show side-by-side, and with accompanying Scripture, how both OT and NT covenant-signs make substantially the same statements, and teach substantially the same truth; while allowing for NT improvement wherever appropriate.
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    25 Protestations Against Christmas By Daniel Kok

    By Daniel Kok. It is difficult for people to understand why some Christians do not celebrate Christmas. I offer the following as an explanation and defense of that position so that you can understand why that is: 25 Protestations against Christmas 1. The scriptures do not inform us of the date or season of our Lord’s birth. 2. Thus all attempts to date the birth of Christ are conjecture and...
  3. Ash Wednesday: Picking And Choosing Our Piety

    Carl Trueman, Ash Wednesday: Picking and Choosing our Piety The rise of Lent in non-Roman, Orthodox or Anglican circles is a fascinating phenomenon. "Finally, it also puzzles me that time and energy is spent each year on extolling the virtues of Lent when comparatively little is spent on extolling the virtues of the Lord’s Day. Presbyterianism has its liturgical calendar, its way of marking...
  4. Thankful For Dr. R. C. Sproul

    A few years ago, I was contacted by Ligonier Ministries. I have supported the ministry since 1997 and they informed me that R.C.'s 75th Birthday was coming up soon and asked if I would like to write a note to him on that occasion. I wrote a heartfelt note of how much Dr. Sproul had meant to me and to my utter delight heard my note read to him on the air. He reacted with deep appreciation...
  5. Irenaeus: A Pivotal Theologian In A Pivotal Era

    Irenaeus was perhaps the most important and influential theologian of early Christianity. He defended against attacks by Gnosticism and Marcionism, he was the first to recognize most of the texts that would form the canon as it is known today, and he developed a robust understanding of Scripture and salvation. Irenaeus, known anachronistically as a 'biblical theologian', shaped Christian...
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    Please Stop Saying " God Told Me "

    In the article, Buice offers up seven important questions to ask when someone says "God told me" and six appeals to the preacher. Is Buice on target? What has he missed, if anything?
  7. Singing The Lord's Song In A Strange Land

    By Matthew Winzer Originally published in Credo Quarterly, March 2002. Republished first on PB here. (See handling of the topic of the regulative principle of worship in Westminster and Worship Examined) Preface The Psalter-the Only Hymnal? is the title of a booklet written by Iain Murray and published by the Banner of Truth Trust.1 The Banner of Truth is well known throughout the world for...
  8. Doctrine

    "That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Ephesians 4:14) Many people today react negatively to the words, “theology” and “doctrine.” They are said to involve dry, irrelevant matters, which have no bearing on real life. If that were true, it would be quite understandable why we might want to steer clear and focus our attention...
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