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Standing Against The Ecumenical Monoculture

Standing Against The Ecumenical Monoculture

Standing Against The Ecumenical Monoculture

Standing Against The Ecumenical Monoculture

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up his bright designs, And works his sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head.

Judge not the LORD by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flow’r.

Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain; GOD is his own interpreter, And he will make it plain.

--William Cowper

Monday, July 31, 2006


A Biblical Perspective on the Conflict in Israel

This Sunday I was blessed to hear John MacArthur briefly speak of what our perspective on the conflict in Israel should be. It seems that many evangelicals have an extremely unbiblical perspective on this conflict therefore; I would like to share what I learned this Sunday.

Israel has the Sovereign Right to Defend Itself

First, we must recognize that God has established the nations and they have no authority except what has been granted them by God (Romans 13). God has granted Israel the right to defend itself against hostile aggressors and Israel is just in doing so.

Israel is Currently a Nation Under God’s Judgment

Second, we must recognize that Israel, and subsequently the Jewish people, is a nation under the judgment of God. Israel has rejected Christ, the New Testament, and the entire Old Testament, in that the purpose of the Old Testament is to point towards Christ. They are literally enemies of God and of the Gospel (Romans 5:10). The Israel is no safer now than in the days of captivity.

Israel’s Actions Cannot Hinder the Sovereign Plans of God

Third, God’s purposes are immutable, what He decrees always comes to pass, and all those who plot against Him do so vainly (Isaiah 14:24, 43:13, 55:11). The fulfillment of God’s will is not dependent upon anyone or anything; He does as He pleases.

Israel Need’s the Gospel

What is Israel’s most pressing need; UN sanctions, assistance, a Hezbollah ceasefire? No, Israel needs what it has always needed, the Gospel. How should Christians respond to this conflict? We should respond with the Gospel.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


What do you think?

Amazingly, enough I do not have very much to say which is why I want to hear from you. School and work have been keeping me very busy lately and I have not been able to spend as much time reading books and keeping up with world news, as I would like. Because of this, I have decided to ask your opinion on a couple of issues. I will likely not comment on this post, as I want to hear your opinions.

First, are any topics you would like to read a post on?

Second, if I were to do a F.A.Q. what kind of things would you like to see on it?

Third, where do you see the modern church failing? What is going wrong and what are the Biblical solutions to these problems? I do not want this to become a church bashing fest, however, I think there are real concerns and problems to be addressed.

Fourth, where do you see the modern church succeeding?

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Albert Mohler on Apologetics

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Our New Addition

I have been very busy lately studying for Greek but I wanted to post some pictures of our two new kittens; Tiggy and Benson. Tiggy is the Tabby and Benson is the Calico, both girls. They are both very energetic and loads of fun. Benson was sick when we first got her but after ten days of amoxicillin she has become a little ball of energy and has put on some weight. I will be sure to update everyone with more pictures as they grow :)

As you can also see I have re-coded my blog, which still has a couple of kinks that need to be worked out, let me know if you like the new look and how it looks on your screen (I think you need 1024x768, or higher, to view it correctly). I should be doing some more posts on the Christian Worldview and Monism soon, but will probably limit myself to one post a week, probably Saturdays. In August, we begin translating I John and I look forward to sharing some of the fruits of that labor here. That is all I can think of now, I look forward to your comments.

I almost forgot; cats rule and dogs drool :)