The Fear of God Revisited Fearing God = believing that there are (very) undesirable consequences associated w/not doing what He says (e.g. Mat 10:28). Living in a constant state of fear in relation to God is therefore what the Bible (i.e. God) prescribes (over 50 times). 1. The faulty thinking as it relates to fear […]
1. Why are there fewer and fewer individuals claiming to be Christians? What is the correct view of God, most especially in light of national tragedy? 1.1. The common view preached among humanity is that God wants everyone to be His friend – or flattered by Him. It is the picture of a boy doing […]
1. What someone might really be saying when they say, “I’m confused.” In your conversation with others, whether it be sharing the Gospel or teaching from the Bible, you may get the response, “I’m confused,” so how do you deal with this? What a lot of people mean when they say I’m confused, is that they’re confused […]
Acts 17:16-32 represents the discourse Paul delivered to the Athenians at Mars Hill (or the “Areopagus”). In it, we find a total of three reasons Paul chose Christianity (though other religions/viewpoints did exist). And they (along w/the resurrection) sb the same reasons you and I are Christians (today): 1. Because all people are religious whether […]
God’s Self Disclosure in Special Revelation or “Correcting the figments of a moronic imagination” Reasons it is necessary for us to educate people about God as He reveals Himself (through His special revelation – i.e. the Scriptures): 1.1. It is how we prove to people that we are not their enemy but a true friend […]
1. Why is loving God so important? 1.1. It is the prerequisite to going to heaven (i.e. heaven will NOT be filled with people who hated God! Deu 7:9-10; Psa 101:7; Rom 8:28). 1.2. It is one of the keys to faithful obedience and abundant blessings: fear of God and love for God. (Mat 10:28; […]
1.5.2 Introducing destructive heresy to the Church (examples of the two most popular): 188.8.131.52. Modalism This heresy teaches that God is one person (the Father), who appears in different forms/modes (the Son and Holy Spirit). This heresy has existed since at least the third century when it was called Sabellianism after its teacher Sabellius. The […]
1. Biblical, Historical, Reformed in our view of God and self: Sovereign Loving God + Happy Doulos. 2. Biblical, Historical, Reformed in our view of the Church: Christ’s Authority + Table
Deuteronomy 4:37; 1 John 4:11 What does “loving His people” mean? Let us count the ways. His people are the church.
Ephesians 2:4; Ephesians 5:25 God does not love the individual at the expense of His people. What does “loving His peolpe” look like? He freed us from our sin at great personal cost. He gave us new birth, a Spiritual Helper, His Holy Word, and a Family in the church.