• To Whom Be the Glory Article by Robert Barnes

    I’m a confessional Calvinist, but I have the nagging sense that God slipped up when he allowed me to pastor a church. A number of questions go through my mind as I consider God’s decision to allow me to pastor at Dayspring Church (PCA). Is the church in such dire straits that I can actually be a help to her? Are things that bad? Or am I so ineffectual in my administration, my leadership, my influence, that I have not the will or ability to harm a church? Or perhaps, in the best of worlds, the postmillennial folks are right … View Resource

  • For Such a Time as This Article by Robert Barnes

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1999

    There are times when men and women are called to action (Est. 4:14–17). We live in an “instant” society, so accustomed to getting everything our way and in our time, we forget that you can wait too long to prepare for crisis, and that delay may be devastating. Do every act in your life as if it were the last. —Marcus Antoninus Think like a man of action, but act like a man of thought. —Henri Bergson Unless a man has to do more than he can do, he will not do all that he can do. — … View Resource

  • The Temptation of Idolatry Article by Robert Barnes

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1998

    The temptation to pursue a new way of salvation, a new path down the road to righteousness, is an eternal struggle. The Puritans experienced it and warned us of the vanity and shear arrogance of creating our own custom-fit cult, which is codified clearly in various false religions. Question 108: What are the sins forbidden in the second commandment? Answer: The sins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising, counseling, commanding, using, and any wise approving, any religious worship not instituted by God Himself, tolerating a false religion, the making of any representation of God, of all or any … View Resource