What is Legalism

Nick Batzig: Legalism is, by definition, an attempt to add anything to the finished work of Christ. It is to trust in anything other than Christ and His finished work for one’s standing before God. The New Testament refutation of legalism is primarily a response to perversions of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. … [Read more…]

The Gospel For Those Broken By The Church

  Via 1517 The Legacy Project, who add: If the Ten Commandments were not impossible enough, the preaching of Christian behavior, of Christian ethics, of Christian living, can drive a Christian into despairing unbelief. Not happy unbelief. Tragic, despairing, sad unbelief. (It is not unlike the [unhappy] Christian equivalent of “Jack Mormons” – those who … [Read more…]

The Three Legged Stool of Assurance

The death of Christ on the cross, and the fact that his tomb was empty come Easter Sunday morning, and that his dead and decaying body was never brought forward by any of his opponents is one of the best attested historical facts of the time. That Christ died, and was raised again gave hope … [Read more…]

How Jesus Redeems our Calendars

By Nick Batzig, pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Richmond Hill, GA. Based on the title above, you might be wondering whether this is an article that will include practical counsel on time management and how to best maximize your schedule; or, you might wonder whether it will be a defense of the … [Read more…]

Videos from the Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastor’s Conference

This past week, Ken Pritchett and Dane Carlson had the pleasure of attending the Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastor’s Conference in La Mirada, California at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church. At the conference Dr. G. K. Beale, Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, lectured on the topic of Christology in the … [Read more…]

Why Are We Here?

Why are we here? What is the purpose of this life? The Bible explains that we aren’t just a random collect of molecules thrown together by chance, but that we were created in the image of a holy God. It also teaches that our primary purpose, our reason for being, is to give glory to … [Read more…]