Monthly Archives: February 2011

Baptist Catechism 20-21

Question 20: Into what estate did the fall bring mankind? Answer: The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery (Rom. 5:12). *** Question 21: Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell? Answer: The sinfulness … Continue reading

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“You Are Mysterious”

The following poem/hymn was written by William Cowper.  It’s one of my favorites.  These past several weeks have been really rough for a variety of reasons.  Employment issues, family conflicts, and the ever-stressful housing search has been really weighing me … Continue reading

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Rob Bell and Universalism

Apparently Rob Bell is in the process of coming out of the closet regarding his endorsement of universalism.  It seems that reading the description of his latest book would indicate this.  The book isn’t out yet and I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Re: Tithing

Thanks to all of you who gave your thoughts regarding the question of whether to tithe before or after taxes.  First, it must be said at the outset that tithing itself is not optional.  As Christians, we are called to … Continue reading

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Baptist Catechism 18-19

Question 18: What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created? Answer: The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. … Continue reading

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The Papacy: On What Foundation?

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Pierre Marcel on the Trinity

Recently in my readings for class, I came across this great statement by Pierre Marcel regarding the Trinity: “In confessing the the Trinitarian God, I affirm that there is only one true God.  I cannot plumb the depth of the … Continue reading

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