Category Archives: Theology
“A mutilated gospel produces mutilated lives, and mutilated lives are positive evils“- BB Warfield
When the church of Laodicea turned lukewarm, Christ didn’t tell them to attract young families. He told them to repent. – Michael Svigel
… find great difficulty in refuting the enemies of pure and sound doctrine: possessed of serpentine lubricity, they escape by the most artful expedients, unless they are vigorously pursued, and held fast when once caught. — John Calvin Preach it, … Continue reading
May everyone learn to know himself—by another in no wise is one known—although the defenses of self-love are so strong that very few persons, if any at all, break through to a knowledge of their own selves. Under no other … Continue reading
OF ALL the things that are rising up in this tumultuous age, nothing comes forward more auspiciously than inauspicious falsehood, most pious King, either because the evil spirit is always trying to crush out the life of every good seed … Continue reading
Believe whatever you want but understand that those familiar with Christian theology are under no obligation to deem your view Christian.
If we doubt whether Christ has received us into his charge and custody, he obviates this doubt, by freely offering himself as our Shepherd, and declaring that if we hear his voice, we shall be numbered among his sheep. We … Continue reading
Walther Eichrodt (1890 – 1978) was an eminent German Old Testament scholar and Protestant theologian. He received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg in 1915 and taught as a professor of Old Testament and History of Religion at the … Continue reading
Emil Brunner writes Christ desires no invisible army. He wants a host of such a kind that even the children of this world, who know nothing of faith nor want to know, will be able to note that there is something mightily … Continue reading
Because the Universalists God is a utility and the Universalists are only concerned with essentially just enough God to ‘get me to heaven’. Theirs is truly a utilitarian God of ‘love’ who doesn’t love enough to discipline or correct. A … Continue reading
If you want a quick-but-tedious way to separate some of the shallower evanjellyfish from the more theologically-serious evangelicals in your circle of friends, here’s a simple method: call N.T. Wright a heretic. It’s quick because the blowback you will surely … Continue reading
Worship 101: Why is reciting the inspired Lord’s Prayer “mindless repitition,” but singing man made lyrics over and over “powerful worship”? – Michael Svigel Answer- it isn’t.
There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue – John Bunyan
We Do Not Make God’s Word True or Untrue “The objectivity and certainty of the Word remain even if it isn’t believed. Everything depends on one’s having the true sacrament of the altar, likewise true baptism, and also on [the] preaching … Continue reading
Calvin puts it succinctly like this: Every one of us must maintain brotherly concord with all the children of God, give due authority to the Church, and, in short, conduct ourselves as sheep of the flock (Inst. 4.1.3). This aligns … Continue reading
Tertullian wrote, of the Christianity he knew, Among us nothing is ever said, or seen, or heard, which has anything in common with the madness of the circus, the immodesty of the theatre, the atrocities of the arena, the useless … Continue reading
Might I remind Christians – sending your ‘prayers to Senator McCain’ is pointless. Direct them to God who alone is our only hope.
From the sermon of 7 June- This is the general way of things now. They will not tolerate preachers, except the ones who teach what they want to hear. Christ did not die so that you should be arrogant, but … Continue reading
A Christian should resemble a fruit tree with real fruit, not a Christmas tree with decorations tied on –John RW Stott
Now we come to the second part of bondage. The spiritual bondage hath a certain likeness to the bodily servitude. For Adam by his own fault became a bondman; and we of him are all born bondmen He was once … Continue reading