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Jun 2016 3 Jun 3, 2016
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[A little more than two years ago (April 21, 2014) Jonathan Parnell posted this article at the website of Desiring God (www.desiringgod.org). Many, myself included, found it to be particularly insightful. I thought it would be good to post it again here.] Continue reading . . .  [A little more than two years ago (April 21, 2014) Jonathan Parnell posted this article at the website of Desiring God (www.desiringgod.org). Many, myself included, found it to be particula...Read More

Jun 2016 2 Jun 2, 2016

There is a reason I put a question mark at the end of the title to this article. Continue reading . . . There is a reason I put a question mark at the end of the title to this article. Let me explain. In James 5:10-11, in order to reinforce his call for patience, our author directs our attention to the OT. He mentions the suffering, patience, and steadfastness of “the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord” (v. 10b). We don’t know whom he had in mi...Read More

May 2016 31 May 31, 2016
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How many of you reading this article are by nature patient? Continue reading . . .  How many of you reading this article are by nature patient? Is there anyone who finds patience as natural as breathing? Anyone? Anyone? I’m looking for that man or woman, young or old, who instinctively responds to irritating people and aggravating circumstances with a calm and controlled spirit. Anyone? Anyone? Hmmm. I didn’t think so. No one comes by patience naturall...Read More

May 2016 30 May 30, 2016
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Today we turn our attention to the person of the Holy Spirit. We’ll follow up next week by looking at the work of the Spirit. Continue reading . . .  Today we turn our attention to the person of the Holy Spirit. We’ll follow up next week by looking at the work of the Spirit. (1) In the OT the word most often translated as “Spirit” is the feminine noun ruach. It is used 94 times of the Spirit of God. In the NT the word most often translated ...Read More

May 2016 27 May 27, 2016
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John Calvin was born on July 10, 1509, at Noyon in Northeastern France. Continue reading . . .  John Calvin was born on July 10, 1509, at Noyon in Northeastern France. Unlike Martin Luther, Calvin was born into the professional class and received an excellent early education. His name has come to us via a process: Cauvin is French; Calvinus is the Latinized form; Calvin is the Anglicized form.] We can’t be certain, but the likelihood is that his conversion t...Read More

May 2016 26 May 26, 2016
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I have two brief announcements, the first far more important (at least to me) than the second (which may be important to you). Continue reading . . .  I have two brief announcements, the first far more important (at least to me) than the second (which may be important to you). First, today is my 44th wedding anniversary (and the 11th birthday of my youngest grandson, John Benjamin)! What can I say about Ann? Well, a lot, actually! But I won’t share my deepes...Read More

May 2016 25 May 25, 2016

[Speculation about Paul’s thorn in the flesh continues unabated. In this superb article Andrew Wilson asks and answers the question: who gave Paul his thorn? This is a critically important question, especially as it sheds light on the subjects of divine sovereignty and suffering. Read it closely. It first appeared at the blog, Think Theology, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.] Continue reading . . .  [Speculation about Paul’s thorn in the flesh continues unab...Read More

May 2016 24 May 24, 2016

[This article by Mary Kassian is one of the best treatments of this thorny question as I’ve ever read. I encourage you to study it closely and in its entirety. It is a model of careful and judicious reasoning in an effort to answer questions not explicitly addressed in Scripture. It first appeared on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at www.desiringgod.org.] Continue reading . . .  [This article by Mary Kassian is one of the best treatments of this thorny question as I...Read More

May 2016 23 May 23, 2016
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Here are 10 things we should know about Satan. Continue reading . . .  Here are 10 things we should know about Satan. (1) Satan, like all other angels, was created at a point in time (Col. 1:16; John 1:1-3). Satan is not eternal. He is a finite creature. He is, therefore, God's Devil. Satan is not the equal and opposite power of God (contra dualism). His power is not infinite. He does not possess divine attributes. In sum, he is no match for God! At most, Satan is...Read More

May 2016 19 May 19, 2016

[Yesterday I posted an article by Denny Burk regarding the evil and outrageous order by our President regarding gender neutral bathrooms in America’s public school. Today I encourage you to read this article by Andrew Wilson, posted on his blog on Friday, May 13, 2006.] Continue reading . . .  [Yesterday I posted an article by Denny Burk regarding the evil and outrageous order by our President regarding gender neutral bathrooms in America’s public schoo...Read More