Friday, June 17, 2016

With Whom Have I Really Unity?

A **LOT** more important than mastering all the details and expressions of doctrinal minutiæ is obedience to the obvious commands of Scripture that are mostly neglected in modern American Reformedigelicalism - establishing righteousness, crying out against injustice, calling people to obedience, repentance, and faith in the Lord Jesus.

I hear "that's not my calling" ALL THE TIME, but what people mean is that they prefer to debate deep philosophical ideas from their couch on social media rather than actually put themselves at risk of reproach and injury from lost people by going to where the lost people are to call them out of darkness to light. So in essence they blame God for "calling" them to doing easy things rather than doing hard things for His kingdom. It's God's fault. Don't blame the individuals for simply disobeying!

For that reason I have a lot more in common with someone who professes Arminian soteriology AND OBEYS GOD than I have with a Calvinist who makes excuses and spends all his time reading books and attending conferences to hear yet more theology lectures as long as he can go to Chili's afterward to discuss theology even more.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Jordan Hall - Thoughts on Southern Baptists Building a Mosque

In the 30 May 2016 edition of the Polemics Report, JD Hall discusses some very interesting topics, including reading out an open letter circulated by Chinese Christians about the so-called Heavenly Man, "Brother Yun" and discussing the birth control pill.

It is uncanny how apparently Southern Baptists are now the go-to folks if you want to build an altar to sacrifice children to Molech or a house of worship of a false god.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Pro-Life Governor Just Out-Pro-Lifed the Legislature

(SB1552) was a predictable, cute show that the two factions of the pro-choice anti-righteousness conglomerate — pro-abortion and pro-regulation (aka “pro-life”) — slapped together to distract everyone from the real problem and its real solution.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

There Just Isn't Any Debate

Quite the fracas over at the Reformed Pub (note that it's a private group) over the last day or so. It's hard to imagine how they have time to discuss real things between all the posts about beards, beers, and Battlestar Galactica, but they get around to it now and then. Unfortunately, when they do and when errbody doesn't bend pretty much immediately to the whims and preferences of the admins, they get booted. This is a pattern with the RPub leadership, of which they ought to be ashamed.



But imagine my relief when, upon reviewing the thread, not a single accusation or question isn't answered if only one will take a little time to review all the information and documentation at www.churchrepent.com/blanchard

And that goes for the thread on Francis Turretin's wall as well.

Either people are misinformed, uninformed, or hopelessly biased. There's not an actual debate happening out there somehow.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Afraid of Islam

Here's a good indicator of one reason why American churches are so pitifully inept.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFB4PMxa0nE#t=57m31s

At the 57m31s mark of the latest episode of the Dividing Line, James White takes a call from someone who seems to be a pastor, asking in essence if it would be OK for him to expose his congregation to a scenario in which they would be reaching out to and coming into substantial contact with Muslims. He doesn't want to "open (his) congregation up too much to (Islam and the influence of the imam he just met)".

Are you kidding me? What are you afraid of? What power does Islam have? What truth does it possess that it didn't rip off the Bible? Who will bring these people the Gospel if not you?

And why don't you have confidence in your people? Why aren't you leading them to be strong in the faith and contend earnestly for it? How is it anything other than near-total failure on your part that you don't feel they are prepared to come into contact with lost people and talk to them about their religious beliefs? How do you think people grow in their ability to defend and explain the Bible if not through practice (Hebrews 5:13-14)? Do you think that if you don't do this, the people of this congregation won't be exposed to false religion and false worldviews in some other way that you can't hover over and sweep away with your cowardly hand-waving? What sort of example have you thus set for those who DO encounter the enemy's lies? Some will flee the battle. Others will scratch their heads and wonder why their pastor is so nervous about entertaining open and frank discussion about the defensibility and truth of the Christian faith.

And so what if exposure to a false religion is the provocation for some of "your people" to fall away? Wouldn't that mean they were never regenerate to begin with? Isn't it better that they leave your fellowship in open and visible rebellion to the King rather than stay in concealment as a false brother and a hidden reef at your love feasts (Jude 12) (that is, if you even do love feasts at your church) (hint: you should be)?

SO MUCH wrong with that call and that caller. God help him. He is walking in fear instead of walking in faith.

Monday, March 28, 2016

When 2nd Graders Attack

I probably shouldn't waste my time with people like @EvangelicalPope, but I guess I've tangled with worse. And better.

Anyway, here we have more griping that I would dare to expose evil and speak out against injutice comes from the pen of this person who is either a 2nd grader or a high school junior riddled with government skulage. It's tough to figure out which, but that's OK. It's sad, too - his Twitter handle is so promising. It's like sinking your teeth into a juicy dog turd covered in steaming marinara sauce. Looks so good on the surface.

Good brother Dustin tried to reason with the kid. Tried to help him be consistent. It didn't go so well. See it below the jump...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Crown Electric and Trek Electric Are Guilty

Crown Electric and Trek Electric of the Oklahoma City metro area are both guilty of aiding and abetting child sacrifice.