Living Wisely #4: Godliness Over Gain

This here is a word sure to prick the hearts of many in the western world, for we are a society greedy with gain.  If godliness and gain were to be offered to you, what would you choose?  What would you see as of greatest significance?  Undoubtedly, many would choose gain – the treasures of…

Turretin on the Existence of God

In his Institutes of Elenctic Theology, in the first volume, Francis Turretin (1623-1687) includes a section on the irrefutable demonstration of the existence of God. By the way, elenctics pertains to the persuading of non-Christians of the truth of the Christian faith (particularly the gospel). In the third topic of the first volume, the question…

Living Wisely #2: The Beginning of Wisdom

The riches of wisdom are to be found in none other than He who is all-wise.  This is essentially what is meant by Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (cf. 9:10). This fear of God is not a cowering fear, but a fear…

Living Wisely #1: What Is Wisdom?

Wisdom is more than knowledge. It is more than knowing the difference between right and wrong. This is indeed a part of wisdom, but it is not the whole. Wisdom is the putting into practice this knowledge. It is, in other words, living well, or living according to knowledge. This wellness is not a superficial…

Nature, Wisdom & the Sciences

God speaks to us in His two books: nature and the Holy Scriptures. The former is an unwritten word; the latter a written word (Ps. 19). His written word, too, speaks to us of His unwritten word. For example, Proverbs 3:19 reads: “The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.”…

The Problem of Suffering: A Christian Response

“Suffering. Pain. Sickness. Evil. What gives? Certainly not God!” This is a common objection raised against the existence of God. If God really existed, then we wouldn’t experience all this suffering, especially if He were a good and powerful God like the Christians assert. I wish to provide a brief response to this objection, this…

The Gospel: God, Man, Christ, Response (A Tract)

God & CreationThere is one true God who is the holy, just, and good Creator of all things.  We were made to glorify Him and to enjoy Him forever. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.” – Psalm 89:14 “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive…

The Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life

A Doctrinal Overview Christianity is, at its core, Trinitarian in nature.  In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity is central to the Christian faith and life.  Remove the Trinity and you remove the beating heart from the body that is the Church. So, briefly stated, what is the doctrine of the Trinity?  The doctrine…

The Anatomy of Temptation: Genesis 3:1-8

Text: Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit…

The Trinitarian Nature of Ante-Nicene Writings

The following is a brief selection of the Ante-Nicene (before Nicaea) testimony to this fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, thus demonstrating that the doctrine of the Trinity is not a later invention of the Church at the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325), as is frequently asserted by various internet apologists.  While the formal articulation…