Monthly Archives: April 2010

Matthew Henry on the Resurrection…

…the manner of the re-uniting of Christ’s soul and body in his resurrection is a mystery, one of the secret things that belong not to us; but the infallible proofs of his resurrection, that he did indeed rise from the dead, and was … Continue reading

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Resurrection Psalm

Psalm 30:1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 3 O Lord, you have brought up my … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Jesus Christ…

Here it is… Book Description: The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptizer is one of the theologically richest narratives in the Gospels, touching the transition from the old to the new covenant, the doctrines of water and Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Postmillennialism defined…

R.C. Sproul Jr. offers some helpful theological definitions for different eschatological positions. His definition of postmillennial eschatology is quite helpful: …and the second most common view among the Reformed would be the postmillennial view. This view holds that Jesus will … Continue reading

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John Calvin, John 20, and Jewish Emissaries

Calvin writes: It may be thought strange, however, that he does not produce more competent witnesses; for he begins with a woman; but thus the saying is fulfilled, that God chooseth what is weak, and foolish, and contemptible in the world, … Continue reading

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The Most Important Article of our Faith

As the resurrection of Christ is the most important article of our faith, and without it the hope of eternal life is extinguished, for this reason the Evangelists are the more careful to prove it, as John here collects many … Continue reading

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Reviews of Preterist and Postmillennial Books

My friend Dee Dee Warren (who owns the largest orthodox Preterist site in the world) has put together a page of reviews of Preterist and Postmillennial books. My review of Matthison’s Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope is included.

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Catholics and Romans 13

In a recent conversation with a Lutheran pastor here in Milton, Florida we discussed the nature of the Roman Catholic revelations of abuse in the church,which has been going on for decades. In my mind, the issue boils down to … Continue reading

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The Centrality of the Resurrection

Take Christmas away, and in biblical terms you lose two chapters at the front of Matthew and Luke, nothing else. Take Easter away, and you don’t have a New Testament; you don’t have Christianity; as Paul says, you are still … Continue reading

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Dazzling Apparel in Luke 24

Notice that the angels are in dazzling apparel. When we speak in creation terms we usually say that out of nothing, nothing comes. Assuming a naturalistic view point, we could say that out of darkness, darkness comes. But the reality … Continue reading

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Anthony Bradley On Casting Stones…

I have a feeling Anthony Bradley probably wouldn’t want to join the CREC, but I would love to have a beer with this guy.

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An Easter Sermon at Providence Church

After Darkness, Light, Luke 24:1-12

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The Stone as Sign of Stability…

We may be tempted to think that the stone is rolled away so Jesus can escape, but the stone is rolled away for us, so we may experience the resurrection in this kingdom age. The stone is the great symbol … Continue reading

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The Internet Monk Michael Spencer dies…

A few words on the death of Michael Spencer. I came across his blog page and podcast in my seminary days. He quickly became a sober voice in my own life. My RTS professor Steve Brown spoke highly of him … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: The Strangeness of the Eucharist

Brothers and sisters, what we are about to do is strange, different, other-wordly to the unbeliever, but for us it is common, simple, and edifying. It is the very heart of our faith; it is communion in the body; it … Continue reading

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The Bird and Baby

These guys had the audacity and courage to invite me to become a contributor. Brave indeed. Peruse their website and become a member.

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CREC sermons database

I have been continually updating this page. My goal is to provide a sermon for every text of the Bible preached by CREC ministers. And by the way, check out our updated denominational website.

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Rand Paul on the New York Times

This type of interview is quite revealing. The questioner cannot fathom a country where people are free to make their own decisions within constitutional boundaries. He also seems to think there is a parallel between the necessary rules and regulations … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Easter Catechism

Brother and Sisters, Paul writes that the resurrected Christ … must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. Let me provide for you a short Easter catechism. Paul says that Christ, who is now reigning, must … Continue reading

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Legal Gospel in Turretin

Douglas Wilson found this gem from Turretin. It should settle the issue, but trust me, it will not. “The Mosaic covenant may be viewed in two aspects: either according to the intention and design of God and in order to … Continue reading

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Leithart and Postmillennialism

To be postmillennial is to be committed to the claim that the state of creation, over time and in time, will be recognizably as the prophets predict: Zion will be raised as the chief of the mountains, nations will beat … Continue reading

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Saturday Psalter

Sunday Lauds, Week II: Psalm 150 (sung by the Liturgical Institute/Mundelein Seminary Sunday Schola)

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New Record for 2010

Thanks for making Friday (Good Friday) the busiest day of the year with almost 300 hits.

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It is Finished!

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the … Continue reading

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Catholicism and Catastrophe

If you want to read an insightful look into the current chaos of the catholic church, read Peggy Noonan’s recent WSJ’s piece.

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Good Friday Homily: Betrayal in the Garden

Betrayal in the Garden Homily: People of God, there is a venomous snake in the garden. While the great Messiah and his disciples enter the garden, a certain snake-like-figure named Judas knows precisely where the faithful are. He enters the … Continue reading

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Waltke and Evolution, part 2

My former professor and friend Chuck DeGroat has asked me to place the following clarifications from Bruce Waltke regarding his video on evolution. Here are his points of clarification: From Bruce: 1. I had not seen the video before it … Continue reading

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Jeff Meyers responds to accusations…

Jeff Meyers answers accusations made against him. MeyersResponse

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Forgiveness of Sins!

Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us. Anyone who is in Christ is a new … Continue reading

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