In this episode, we discuss the death of Bishop John Shelby Spong. We Review a sermon that he preached entitled “From a Tribal God to a Universal Presence: The Story Of The Bible” We discuss how Spong presents the progressive/liberal view of scripture, which is that the Bible is simply a record of the religious […]
In this new episode, I am back after taking an entire 4 months off from producing any content! I explain why and how dangerous and treacherous the world of the internet can be. Trying to get views, likes, downloads and website visits, slowly but surely took me over and had me in a bad place. […]
In this episode of Apologetics from the Attic, I discuss why the term Dogmatics is preferred to Systematics, and introduce the Theology of Herman Hoeksema. Link to Hoeksema’s 2 Volume set https://rfpa.org/products/reformed-dogmatics-volumes-1-2
In this episode of “Study the Confessions”, we begin to walk through the Synod of Dort, focusing on articles 5-6
In this episode of A Gentle Calvinist, I review Mr. Rod Saunders and his video entitled “Kayne West walks with Jesus”. His Youtube page is called “Jew and Greek”. He misrepresents calvinism (no big surprise) but also claims that calvinst pastors are “dishonest” and therefore Kayne’s relationship with this pastor must therefore be dishonest. I […]
In this episode, I explain how the system of Molinism attempts to answer the question of why God doesn’t create a universe in which all people are saved, and actually creates more problems than it solves. And I do this by also watching a clip from The Matrix!
In this episode, we begin a study of the synod of Dort. This is a very important moment in church history the place where what are commonly know as the “five points” of calvinism were developed, in response to the “5 points” of the remonstrants. Enjoy Audio Podcast Link :https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20385664
In this episode, we review a video where Dr. Flowers tries to show that the term “deadness” in scripture does not mean to be “unable to respond to God’s call to be reconciled to himself”. He uses the parable of the prodigal son as a means to try and prove this. We walk through this […]
In this episode I begin with Dr. James White and his challenge to Dr. Flowers in their Romans 9 debate cross examination. Dr. White asked Dr. Flowers if the method of exegesis he employs to defend provisionism is the same that he would use in defending the Trinity, Deity of Christ, etc… I then show […]
In this episode of AFA, I review a video clip that Dr. Leighton Flowers did where he answered the question, “Are Calvinists really saved?” Audio Version:https://www.spreaker.com/user/11687764/i-totally-agree-with-dr-flowers-on-this Check out Dr. Flowers content on http://www.soteriology101.com
New Episode of AFA here. If you listen to the political commentators on Fox News they clearly condemned, in no uncertain terms, the violence, destruction and death threats that occurred on January 6, 2021 in our nation’s capitol. (However, many on Fox and other news outlets floated the idea that the actual vandals and extremists […]
We are still all reeling from the attack upon the U.S. Capitol that we all witnessed. As a matter of fact, I mainly watched the coverage on Fox News and NBC, and neither of these news outlets captured the full extent of the how fierce the attack on the Capitol was. For example, my own […]
So I fired up twitter this morning (a practice that I don’t recommend) and saw that Dr. James White had responded to a meme that Dr. Leighton Flowers posted. (see the tweets and meme below) Then Seth Dillon (of Babylon Bee fame) jumped into the twitter thread and challenged Dr. White. They went back and […]
Many younger people (I am 39 years old) have NO IDEA what the reference is to “red pill vs. blue pill” ! Am I just getting old? Anyway, in this new episode of AFA, we start a study of a book called “The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination” by Loraine Boettner. A must read for someone […]
Does Beth Moore Have a Point About the Dangers of “Christian Trumpism”? David French and Michael S. Horton Weigh in.
If you’ve been following the news, the election win of Joe Biden and President Trump’s cry of election fraud has been at the top of the headlines. But apart from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, there are leading voices in the “evangelical” churches who are saying that the election was stolen and that […]
I’m back after taking a 2 month break from producing any videos. Much needed. In this episode I review a brief clip from the guys at CrossPolitic where Pastor Doug Wilson claims that Trump actually won the popular vote because Biden and the Democrats cheated! And then he gives us his “evidence” for this claim. […]
Gabe Rench Provokes Moscow Idaho Police, Gets Arrested and They Taunt Police. Cross Politic Goes Emergency Live, Claims It Is Their “Daniel Moment”, and Get 100k+ Views In 24 Hours.
I Don’t know if you saw it yet, but Gabe Rench from Crosspolitic was arrested yesterday! And if the fellows at Cross Politic are to be believed, it was because they were being persecuted for singing Amazing Grace! (See Toby Sumpter’s remark at 8:15 mark of this facebook video) Is this really the case? Were […]
You may have seen the headline published on the Christian Post Website which read “More than half of US adults, 30% of evangelicals believe Jesus isn’t God: study” But the title of this blog post is NOT the title of that article, because I think the most shocking part of the article is not reflected […]
Recently I was reading John Calvin’s commentary on Isaiah the Prophet and came across this quote in the preface… “Hence we may learn in what manner the doctrine of the word should be handled, and that we ought to imitate the Prophets, who conveyed the doctrine of the Law in such a manner as to […]
New AFA Episode: Review of: Original Sin – A Doctrine Examined – Episode 1 – What is Original Sin & Total Depravity?
Mr. Warren McGrew recently began a series of very well produced videos on the topic of Original sin that you can find here. This will be a helpful tool to study the historical development of the doctrine of Original Sin in the history and life of the Church. I am not certain of Mr. McGrew’s […]
In an age where it seems like Biblicism has infected almost all of the American Evangelical Church, it will sound odd to most that we should need an external guide to help us read and understand the Bible. But this is exactly what John Calvin argues in his monumental work “Institutes of the Christian Religion”. […]
I have to confess, that I got caught up in the lack of balance that is easy to fall into when you exist on the internet! I fell away from my own first principles in the first episode I did of AFA! I found that I was mainly dealing with the issue of defending reformed […]
Pentecost 2020: Riots, Pandemics, Revelation 18 & Acts 2 and The Psalms in Light of The Resurrection
As we wake up this morning, the United States of America is experiencing nationwide riots at a level that has never been seen in the history of our country. This is right on the heels of the global pandemic, which seems to have dropped off of the news cycle overnight! But what if these two […]
I don’t know where I picked it up, but somewhere along the way I picked up the idea that Thomas Aquinas was simply a philosopher who also talked about God. When I thought of Thomas, I thought medieval scholasticism, which I was taught is a bad thing! It’s all about reason, philosophy and minutia of […]
Today I watched a video by J.D. Martin on his process of learning to read New Testament Greek. It was good and I highly recommend it. I messaged J.D. on Facebook to let him know that I enjoyed his video and then I was going to send him the link to the Youtube video I […]
Their is much internet bandwidth (modern version of ink spilling) being spent right now, and it has increased since Dr. Jordan Cooper accused Dr. Flowers of semi-pelagianism. Dr. Flowers then responded to that accusation here and then Dr. Cooper responded to that response here. Dr. Flowers also did a long video on what is semi-Pelagianism […]
What an incredible section I read this morning in the Confessions of Augustine*: “For in vice there lurks a counterfeit beauty: pride, for instance- even pride apes sublimity, whereas you are the only God, most high above all things. As for ambition, what does it crave but honors and glory, while you are worthy of […]
I have to admit, and some of my reformed friends will make fun of me, that I do listen to KLOVE! And I also admit that I really like a few songs that the band Hawk Nelson put out there. So I was disheartened to hear that their lead singer came out publicly and said […]
If you have had any encounter at all with a non-Calvinist (Arminian, Wesleyan, Provisionist, or run of the mill Evangelical) on the topic of God’s sovereignty, you will probably have heard this statement: “Just because God knows that something will happen in the future, does not necessitate that He caused that thing to happen.” In […]
Growing up in a land where the separation of church and state is such a clarion cry, many times we forget how important it was for the first few generations of the Protestant reformers to actually present their understanding of Christian doctrine to the rulers and authorities of their time. The Lutheran reformation itself would […]
Link to Part 1Link to Part 2 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. (John 6:46) Here is a statement clarifying what Jesus meant by saying those who “heard” and “learned” from the Father come to Him. He is being careful to avoid the […]
In this new episode of AFA, Pastor Dave gives us a “stream of consciousness” style program where he addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and how government leaders, business leaders, the media and average Americans are reacting to the debate of “reopening” the country. He relates all these issues to the Biblical teaching of God’s providential power […]
In this video, Pastor Dave talks directly and bluntly about what might happen in a worst case scenario with COVID-19 in our country and are we as Pastors Theologically and Pastorally ready?
In this new episode, I continue my series of “calvinist” interpretations of chunks of Biblical Text to show that Reformed Theology is consistent with a verse by verses exegesis of the Bible. Enjoy!
In this episode, I go over the prayer in the 1662 Anglican Book of Common Prayer regarding plagues upon a nation, and look at 2 Biblical passages where plagues break out and consider what they teach us about this current Coronavirus pandemic. Youtube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsekeS3gAETcdVfQw5tORrw Podcast Link:https://www.spreaker.com/user/11687764/biblical-and-reformation-view-of-plagues
In this episode, the first of many like this, I offer a verse by verse exegesis of John 3:1-21. It is important to establish all catholic, evangelical and reformed doctrine by careful, verse by verse exposition of large chunks of Holy Scripture.
It was an honor to be invited onto Dr. Leighton Flowers program on Tuesday! I thought it was an excellent discussion that demonstrated we can have fundamental disagreements and still be cordial. Dr. Flowers is a VERY smart man with a keen intellect and excellent at responding on the fly. I look forward to God’s […]
New Episode of AFA: Review of Clint Schnekloth “So You Don’t Agree With Everything In The Creed? You’re In Good Company!” On Patheos.com
Rev. Clint Schnekloth recently published a controversial article on Patheos.com questioning the need to believe in the virgin birth and the literal resurrection of Christ in order to be a member of the church. This is a good example of Protestant liberalism and it’s erosion of historical, catholic (small c) Christianity. I review it on […]
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (John 6:37) Why does this crowd “see” Jesus but yet they don’t believe in him? It is because all that the Father gives the Son will come to, or believe in, the Son. Notice the […]
In this classic text, Jesus Christ teaches plainly why people come to him in true faith. This text more than any other was used to convince me that Jesus taught “reformed theology”, and that he plainly taught only those whom the Father has given to him will believe in him. There has not been a […]
The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, (John 5:22) Jesus now moves from asserting that he has authority to give life to whom he desires to give it, to claiming that he has authority to Judge. By this point the Jews must be standing their with their jaws dropped, […]
John chapter 5 is the first text within the gospel of John in which a miracle of Jesus is directly connected with his sovereign ability to impart spiritual life. Jesus Christ heals a man who has been paralyzed for 38 years and goes onto explain how the Father has given him authority to give life […]
Click here to Read Part 1Click here to Read Part 2 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? (John 3:12) Jesus is saying in effect that if Nicodemus cannot understand what he is saying through the use of earthly analogies such […]
Click Here to Read Part 1 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (Rom 8:7 ESV) In this verse Paul is explaining to us the ability of the […]
This series of blog posts will be a verse by verse exegesis of John Chapter 3 in order to demonstrate the consistency of Jesus’ teaching regarding the doctrine of regeneration or the new birth. I am convinced that a Non-reformed Protestant (1) is “unable” (pun intended) to walk through this text verse by verse and […]