Tag Archives: Gospel

When Christopher Hitchens Dies, He will Still Hate God

Before I even start I want to make a few things known to you the reader.  I hope and pray that God will be merciful to Christopher Hitchens and grants him the gift of repentance and brings him to faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins.  I would enjoy a Heaven that has Christopher Hitchens in it.  Let me… (more…)

Apologetics and the Law/Gospel Distinction

Law/Gospel? Before getting into this topic, we have to establish what the following verses have in common. I’ve chosen a number of verses from throughout the New Testament. Let’s take a look at them. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.[1] Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So… (more…)

Sermon: The Scandal Concerning King David

Here is a sermon I wrote and preached at the local church I am a member of.  I hope this gospel message is a blessing to you. 2 Sam  11-12 Text 2 Sam 12:1-13   In our text we find ourselves reading the story of King David and what had already taken place.  The King had taken Bathsheba into his… (more…)

Pastor will you not give us the Gospel?

I am utterly sinful.  I find myself doing things, thinking things, desiring things that war against what I know is right, against the Law written on my heart. As an Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB’er), I was aware of my sinfulness, but I was more aware of everyone else’s.  IFBer’s have the cure for your issues – ‘stop it’, ‘do better… (more…)

Wrath Wins: Using Emergent Hermeneutic Principles

The Emergent hermeneutic is to read everything in scripture through the lens of only one of God’s attributes and that attribute is His love.  Great attribute, and I love the reality of God’s love.  However if you are unbalanced in your approach to scripture, you end up unbalanced in doctrine and you end up thinking eventually everybody is going to… (more…)

The Two Party System, Paul is Jailed in Philippi

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Philippians 1. The application in this passage, particularly verses 20-24 is wide. Here is the story, Paul, a loyal servant of God, a messenger of the Gospel of Christ is in jail. Certainly not a good place to be. In verse 19, Paul knows he will be delivered. But in verse 20… (more…)

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