Why I am NOT a Dispensationalist – part 6

In this blog, I would like to explore where we should go once we have rejected dispensationalism. In other words, there is a better way of looking at the things we talked about last time.

Why I am NOT a Dispensationalist, part 3

In my last blog, I outlined why a dispensational hermeneutic is in error. In this article, I will show that the dispensationalist view of Israel and the church (point 2-3, 6) as two separate peoples of God is also in error. As stated before I will be using Christ’s Prophetic Plans as my primary, but … Continue reading Why I am NOT a Dispensationalist, part 3

Why I Am NOT a Dispensationalist, Part 2

In my last blog, I left you hanging. I stated, quite boldly, that I am not a dispensationalist but did not give any reasons as to why. This blog and the next 3 or 4 will outline those reasons. As a covenant theologian and non-dispensationalist, there are a few beliefs that I do not hold … Continue reading Why I Am NOT a Dispensationalist, Part 2

The Problem of Sin: Part 4 of a (probably) 10 part series on Discipleship

I hope that by now, three blogs into this series, you have come to an understanding of what a disciple is, why the church and fellow believers are absolutely necessary for discipleship and the many, many benefits of being a disciple Christ. My prayer is that you desire to leave superficial Christianity behind and embrace the … Continue reading The Problem of Sin: Part 4 of a (probably) 10 part series on Discipleship

True Calvinism is NOT Hyper-Calvinism

Hyper-Calvinism, is not biblical and is not what true Calvinists actually believe. One author has correctly called Hyper-Calvinism a rationalistic perversion of true Calvinism.

Amazing Grace: Irresistible Grace

The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website. In the simplest of terms the doctrine of irresistible grace, or better effectual calling, points to the clear biblical reality that Christians cannot take credit for their salvation. Since we are totally depraved and totally unable to come to Christ … Continue reading Amazing Grace: Irresistible Grace

Amazing Grace: Limited Atonemen

The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website. There is no doubt that, other than unconditional election, limited atonement is the Reformed doctrine of salvation with which people struggle the most. This is usually the case because people don't fully understand how Scripture presents the work of Christ and what … Continue reading Amazing Grace: Limited Atonemen

Amazing Grace: A Study in the Reformed Doctrines of Grace

The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website.How are people saved? The answer to this question is pretty simple and is agreed upon by most Protestant Christians - we are saved by faith alone in the work of Christ alone. But ask a follow-up question - Why … Continue reading Amazing Grace: A Study in the Reformed Doctrines of Grace

What is Reformed Theology – Dealing with Misconceptions

The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website. My students know that I have two tenets which guide my scholarship and theological thinking; and I demand that it guides theirs as well. Ironically, both were gleaned from an Arminian (at least he got these two things right). … Continue reading What is Reformed Theology – Dealing with Misconceptions

What is Reformed Theology? – The Five Solas

*This blog is part of a series I am writing on the Covenant Reformed Church website. It is time for us to take a deeper look into the theology part of Reformed theology. By now I hope we realize that Reformed theology is much deeper than simply the '5 points of Calvinism', or predestination or simplistic … Continue reading What is Reformed Theology? – The Five Solas