He is Not Here, Because He is Risen

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two … [Read more…]

On Those Christians Who Congratulate Themselves

There are some professing Christians who can speak of themselves in terms of admiration; but, from my inmost heart, I loathe such speeches more and more every day that I live. Those who talk in such a boastful fashion must be constituted very different from me. While they are congratulating themselves, I have to lie … [Read more…]

Confusing the Gospel With the Law

“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…]

Spurgeon on Being a Theological Nuisance

“We admire a man who was firm in the faith, say four hundred years ago . . . but such a man today is a nuisance, and must be put down. Call him a narrow-minded bigot, or give him a worse name if you can think of one. Yet imagine that in those ages past, … [Read more…]

What is Christian Meditation?

In religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, meditation involves breathing techniques, posture, and chanting certain repetitive sounds (a mantra) to empty the mind and achieve a feeling of tranquility and connectedness with an impersonal divine being. Roman Catholicism has promoted meditation especially in the form of imagining the physical sufferings of Christ in a way … [Read more…]

On The Origin of Christianity vs. All Other Religions

The central claims of the Bible demand historic inquiry, as they are based on public events that can be historically verified. In contrast, the central claims of all other religions cannot be historically tested and, therefore, are beyond falsifiability or inquiry. They just have to be believed with blind faith. – Parchment & Pen Blog

Give Attendance to Reading

“The apostle says to Timothy and so he says to every preacher, ‘Give attendance to reading.’ The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. Brethren, what … [Read more…]