The Biblical doctrine of submission to an ungodly authority requires that we turn away from revolution to regeneration, from man’s way to God’s way, to reconstruct and re-order our world.
A mid the din and bustle of life, there comes a time to revisit “first principles.” First principles are the deepest beliefs by which we live. Everyone has them. They create in us what the Germans call a Weltanschauung, what we term a “worldview.”
Christian activity is constantly confronted with a chronic shortage of money. While we must not believe we can buy advances in God’s work, we must see the moral basis for work and money and a deficiency of either for Christian causes as a moral failure of God’s people.
A Biblical educational approach is self-correcting. Because learning is essentially repentance, we constantly seek to correct our view of God, man, and things, as well as our life practices, to increasingly conform to the image of Christ in thought and deed.
Storytelling is making a comeback. With the influence of postmodernism on our cultural landscape, rational argumentation and empirical observation are being questioned in humanity’s quest for meaning and truth. They only go so far.
In today's multicultural swamp, where moral relativism is the order of the day, it has become increasingly difficult to assert the truth of Biblical Scripture in face of the idea that nobody and everybody has the “truth.”
Among the valuable traditions of the people of God recorded for us in the Old Testament is the bride price sometimes called a dowry. This is a large transfer of wealth from the groom to the new father-in-law before marriage.
A fundamental nexus exists between eschatology and ethics. Stated differently, eschatology implies ethical imperatives. Theonomic postmillennialism demands several ethical responses: (1) promoting the primacy of the gospel; and, (2) demonstrating evangelistic and missiological zeal. There is more, however.
From under the wreckage of twelve years of hellish war and economic disaster, a glimmer of hope poked through the darkness with Violeta Chamorro being elected to the presidency of Nicaragua in 1990.
In last month's article, I dealt with the positive side of the Eighth Commandment, "You shall not steal," as explained in the Westminster Larger Catechism. These are the duties, the positive obligations, imposed by the commandment. This month our interest is with the negative concepts in this commandment as presented in the Catechism.
I have noticed through the years that when my foot starts tapping, The Charlie Daniels Band is usually the reason. I think that you would have to bind me tighter than the Mummy to keep me still when he starts playing that fiddle. Even then, I would be tapping and clapping in my heart!