The Unconverted Calvin – The Reformed confessions have very little to say about conversion per se. And when they do, they mean something very different from contemporary evangelical usage which regards conversion as synonymous with an instantaneous new birth or ‘born again’ experience. Tragic Worship – Carl Trueman: “The problem with much Christian worship in … [Read more…]
Idolatry in Corporate Worship – “While I don’t want to minimize the importance of faithful planning, musical skill, and wise leadership, our greatest problem when it comes to worshiping God doesn’t lie outside us, but within our own hearts. It’s the problem of idolatry.” Coming Soon – “Ordinary” by Michael Horton – “Radical. Crazy. Transformative … [Read more…]
It is official! On Wednesday April 2nd, Mariposa Reformed Baptist Church was accepted into formal association with the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America. May we have many years fellowship, and mutual support and edification.
For the ARBCA General Assembly.
How Did Jesus Read the Old Testament? – So, how did Jesus read the Old Testament? Did He read it as a book of morals or character development? Did He read it like the Pharisees and Scribes read it? Far from it! Jesus read the Old Testament as the Covenant revelation of God written to … [Read more…]
“Whenever we confuse the gospel and the Great Commission with the law and the Great Commandment, we end up reducing the Christian faith to a lackey for whatever political party most of the people in our churches agree with. That’s what I fear has happened — churches today are more divided over who you’re going … [Read more…]
God opened (or closed) the door – We’ve all heard someone say something like this: “I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out, but then God opened a door for me to go.” Or perhaps just the opposite: “I was all set to do that, but then God closed the door.” What do … [Read more…]
Work That Makes a Difference – I think of Jesus the carpenter. The Son of God had created humanity, he had created the earth, he had created the cosmos, and for most of his life on earth he created household furniture. But I don’t think he grumbled about it. I think he did it to … [Read more…]
Nunc Super Tunc: Is the ‘Now’ Superior to the ‘Then’? – "American Christians have a lot of virtues but historical mindedness isn’t one of them. As Americans we like to think that we’re the first to do most things but history demonstrates that to be false. We’re not the first Christians. We’re part of an … [Read more…]
Why I Love an Evening Service – "Perhaps the best part of having an evening service is that, just as the morning service allows you to begin the day worshiping God with his people, the evening services allows you to close the day worshiping God with his people. " Resisting a Diet of False Illusions … [Read more…]