The Bible and Addiction

The following represent my thoughts in reading on addiction, speaking with addiction counselors, and counseling people in the church over many years with addictions.   The Bible and Addiction I.  Definition  –  Addiction is an idolatrous, dependent...

God’s Providence

God’s Providence I.  WSC Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence? A. God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions. II.  It includes all things that happen – Eph 1:11  In him we...

Common Evangelical Myths

Common Evangelical Myths 1.  II Cor 7:14 applies to America 2.  Sin is atmospheric. What you listen to and see; who you associate with; is what you become A.  As a man thinketh in his heart…Prov 23:7 about the rich acting one way but thinking another B.  “You will...

Church Officers in the Kingdom of God

Church Officers in the Kingdom of God I.   Three-fold work of God the king A.   Spiritual Food – Pastors B.   Spiritual Rule  – Elders C.   Physical Provision  –  Deacons II.         Christ is our minister (spiritual food), elder (spiritual rule),...

Justification

  The Reformed View of Justification I.    Legal (forensic) declaration        A.    Deut 25:1 – If there is a dispute between men and they go to court, and the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked…        B.  Rom 4:3,...