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  • Viewing Calvin at the Bottom of a Deep Well

    from Keith Mathison May 06, 2009 Category: Articles

    The nineteenth-century Roman Catholic theologian George Tyrrell once criticized Adolf von Harnack's liberal view of Jesus in these now famous words: "The Christ that Harnack sees, looking back through nineteen centuries of Catholic darkness, is only the reflection of a Liberal Protestant face, seen at the bottom of a deep well." In other words, nineteenth-century liberals projected their own values and ideals onto Jesus and then used this man-made Jesus to support those values and ideals. Keep Reading
  • Complacent Repentance

    from Burk Parsons May 06, 2009 Category: Articles

    I love to hear stories about our faithful forefathers in ages past, and while it may be mere legend, I have heard that the great nineteenth-century British pastor Charles Spurgeon posted a sign on the door of his study. Each time he passed through the door of his study he could not avoid seeing the sign, which read: "Perhaps today." It was his way of reminding himself that Jesus could return any day. So Spurgeon lived, prayed, and preached -- eagerly and expectantly. Keep Reading
  • Divine Immutability and the Doctrines of Grace (pt. 2)

    from John MacArthur May 05, 2009 Category: Articles

    The idea that God does what He wants, and that what He does is true and right because He does it, is foundational to our understanding of everything in Scripture, including the doctrine of election. Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, May 2009

    from Various May 05, 2009 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The May edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's theme is "The 7 Letters of Revelation" to urge readers on toward holiness. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, Mark Bates, Chris Donato, Paul Gardner, Dennis Johnson, John MacArthur, Roger Nicole, Cornelis Venema and R. Fowler White. Keep Reading
  • Announcing Winter 2010 D.Min. Courses

    from Keith Mathison May 04, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Ligonier Academy is pleased to announce the courses that will be offered in January 2010 as part of our Doctor of Ministry program. For more information on this new program, please visit the Ligonier Academy Doctor of Ministry website. Keep Reading
  • Divine Immutability and the Doctrines of Grace (pt. 1)

    from John MacArthur May 04, 2009 Category: Articles

    The Bible repeatedly and unapologetically underscores the fact that God does not change. In fact, He cannot change because He cannot improve on absolute perfection or decline in His eternally fixed nature. His person does not change: "'For I the Lord do not change'" (Mal. 3:6). His plans do not change: "The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations" (Ps. 33:11). His purpose does not change: "So when God desired to show more convincingly . . . the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath" (Heb. 6:17). God does not change His mind: "'The Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret'" (1 Sam. 15:29); or His words: "The Holy One of Israel . . . does not call back his words" (Isa. 31:1-2); or His calling: "The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable" (Rom. 11:29; cf. Heb. 13:8; James 1:17). There are absolutely no changes in God, no variations, and no surprises (cf. Ps. 102:27). Keep Reading
  • Serving Christ in a Time of Plague

    from Greg Bailey May 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    News reports in recent days have brought word of an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and around the world, raising fears of a "pandemic." For those of us who live in the West, where health care and good nutrition are taken for granted, a plague is a thing virtually unknown. Of course, it was not so for our forefathers in the faith. How did they react in the face of mass outbreaks of disease? Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Zephaniah

    from Keith Mathison May 02, 2009 Category: Articles

    The book of the prophet Zephaniah indicates that he ministered during the reign of Josiah (640-609), the last of the godly kings of Judah (cf. Zeph. 1:1). There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Zephaniah, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Has Science Buried God?

    from Keith Mathison May 01, 2009 Category: Articles

    One of the most common ways of looking at the relationship between science and faith is the conflict thesis, which posits an inherent conflict between science and religion. The conflict thesis was popularized in the nineteenth century by John William Draper and by Andrew Dickson White. Despite the acknowledged poor scholarship underlying these works, the conflict thesis has persisted among both believers and unbelievers. Today, some scientists, including Peter Atkins, Daniel Dennett, and Richard Dawkins, are asserting that there should no longer be any conflict because science has shown us either that God does not exist or that God almost certainly does not exist. Keep Reading
  • Mid-South Theology Conference starts tomorrow in Tupelo, Miss.

    from Chris Larson Apr 30, 2009 Category: Events

    If you live near Tupelo, Mississippi, I would encourage you to head over to the Mid-South Theology Conference this weekend for their conference "Living in the Hands of a Sovereign God". Tabletalk magazine editor Burk Parsons will be speaking Friday evening on the subject of "The Power and Dominion of God". Other speakers include Thabiti Anyabwile, Andrew Davis, and Jay Harvey. Keep Reading

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