1. Shadow Forge

    Confronting False Doctrine for the World’s Sake

    Abraham Lincoln is popularly quoted as having said, “Give me six hours to cut down a tree and I will use four to sharpen my axe.” His words tell us as much about using the right tool for the right job as they do about the need to thoroughly prepare for the job we have been called to. The New...
  2. Shadow Forge

    Augustine’s Positive Contributions to Christian Doctrine

    Aurelius Augustinus, known by us as Augustine of Hippo, was born in AD 354 in a small town in North Africa. His father was a lifelong pagan who was baptized on his deathbed, and his mother was a devout Christian who prayed without ceasing for her wayward son. In time, this child from North...
  3. Travis Fentiman

    Free A.A. Alexander Book on Systematic Theology

    Archibald Alexander (1772–1851) is known for his warm, experimental Calvinism, being the first professor at Old Princeton Seminary and for being a father of early American presbyterianism. Charles Hodge (1797–1878), a major theologian in his own right, was his student, and took down Alexander’s...
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    McMahon's New Work on Revelation 14 Now Available

    Following Christ Whithersoever He Goes by C. Matthew McMahon The book of Revelation is apocalyptic literature; God’s revealed truth in fantastical images; a way of teaching Old Testament ideas to the New Testament church. In John’s day he desired the churches under his apostolic authority to...
  5. toledomudhen

    Deep Doctrine in Family Worship

    How do you determine when to teach deep into a doctrine during family worship? I realize all of scripture will produce doctrine in some category, but specifically, I was teaching about election/reprobation from Ephesians 1 last night. My wife felt it was a little deep for our son. He just...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

    The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and a member of the Westminster Assembly. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing...
  7. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEWLY PUBLISHED: The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713)

    The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) was a popular Reformed, Presbyterian minister, and fiery preacher in his day. To intimately know God is the substance of this work by Burgess. It is not only to know God as God has revealed his essence, but Burgess, as...
  8. M

    Messianic Judaism's objection to the Trinity

    I just watched a video of a Messianic Jewish rabbi, in Brazil, arguing against the doctrine of the Trinity. He says, among other arguments: “The Spirit of God is not a distinct entity, such as is affirmed by Trinitarians, because he himself is the Holy Spirit”. With such affirmation, he denied...
  9. J

    Arminian Argument

    The following site makes some serious arguments against the Doctrines of Grace: I would really like to hear some good counters to what Steve Jones says.
  10. T

    Schismatic to be actively strict-subscriptionist a in loose-subscriptionist church?

    This thread is not to discuss the merits or demerits of particular theological positions, but to evaluate them coexisting in a church setting. This question basically goes to the difference between the stated confession of churches and the actual ones in practice in denominations allowing for...