What is the true Gospel?

The message of the Gospel is the good news of abundant life in Jesus Christ if we submit to Him as Lord before Savior in the relationship of covenant.   Fallen and depraved men who deserve only death can have Life through Jesus Christ. He said, “I came that they may have life and have […]

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Every Gospel must be examined

In popular, evangelical Christianity, nearly everyone who names the name of Christ seems to get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the Gospel. Yet, Scripture is clear that the greatest threats to the true Gospel will come from inside the Church. There will be some who profess to know God, but they […]

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Our Confession

We observe the Lord’s Table on a weekly basis at Christ Covenant Church. Here is the confession that our members recite in unison just prior to the serving of the elements: We who profess to be the redeemed people of God also confess that we are sinners in need of a Savior. We cannot save […]

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J.I. Packer on the Gospel

Here is a statement that shows a desire to earnestly contend “for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 3): If, ten years ago, you had told me that I would live to see literate evangelicals, some with doctorates and a seminary teaching record, arguing for the reality of […]

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Does the Roman Catholic Church teach the true gospel?

The Gospel Coalition has been around for some time and we often read their publications. Recently, the group published an article entitled, “Dating across the Protestant/Catholic divide” where Chris Castaldo writes about the difficulties faced by marital unions between protestants and Catholics. Castaldo mostly discourages such unions and for that we commend him. The problem with […]

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One Word Way of Life

There is a word in Scripture that is critical in demonstrating to us the true nature of the Christian’s identity.  This word does not just explain one aspect of godly living or merely nudge open the door to understanding. Rather, it throws the door wide open and even though the implications of the word are […]

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John MacArthur and Beer

John MacArthur caused a bit of a ripple through the theological blogosphere with his article entitled Beer, Bohemianism and True Christian Liberty. Many of John’s concerns are justified and we agree with him that the kingdom of God (the church) should not embrace the reputation of being a place where alcohol consumption is characteristic or […]

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Have cessationists fallen victim to modernism and rationalism?

Pastor Mark Driscoll seems to think so. In a recent talk on the 4 points of the movement, Mark Driscoll states that cessationists are traveling down the road toward modernism and rationalism. At one point, he states that cessationist believers think more like “[David] Hume than C.S. Lewis”. The fact that Driscoll considers C.S. Lewis […]

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Everything is Essential

Today, we frequently hear references to this idea: In Essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love. The idea behind this statement has become the mantra and dominant influence among many who claim Christianity. This sentiment ultimately amounts to churches creating lists where doctrine is divided between “essentials” (points of fellowship with others) and […]

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The sound believer and social media

Do you remember life before the internet? Sometimes it can be difficult to remember how we shopped, traveled, monitored our world, communicated or even dated before the information super highway. Near the end of the 20th century, our lives were completely changed by the internet revolution. The 21st century brought revolution to the world-wide web […]

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