Month: September 2018

Clark and Van Til Must be Dehomogenized

[This is a guest post from C. Jay Engel, reblogged from reformedlibertarian.com. You can read the original here.] Clark and Van Til Must be Dehomogenized by C. Jay Engel For about three years, I have wanted to write an essay titled “Clark and Van Til Dehomoginized.” This is not that essay, though it anticipates it; …

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Sermon on Romans 5:12-21 – "Christ Over Adam"

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=112918134392285 Sermon on Romans 5:12-21 – “Christ Over Adam” September 23, 2018 at Dillingham Presbyterian Church I. The Comparison (Verses 12, 18, 19) We start the passage with a “therefore.” And I was taught that whenever you see a “therefore” in the Scriptures, you must ask “What is the therefore there for?” Now, Paul says …

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Gordon Clark and Exclusive Psalmody

While Gordon Clark never wrote a book or an article directly on the topic of exclusive psalmody, comments in his writings clearly show his opposition to it. Clark’s unwillingness to follow his RPCES denomination in the joining and receiving with the PCA in 1982 led him to seek a new denomination. Following this search he …

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Sermon on Romans 5:6-11 – "Much More Assurance"

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=112918131566109 Sermon on Romans 5:6-11 – “Much More Assurance” September 16, 2018 at Dillingham Presbyterian Church INTRODUCTION “Billy” Lee was a servant—a slave—of General George Washington. For eight years before the Revolutionary War, he had served as valet, huntsman, and butler at Washington’s Mount Vernon home. Coming along with Washington into battle, Billy Lee, it …

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Review of Gospel Truth of Justification by David J. Engelsma

Gospel Truth of Justification, Proclaimed Defended Developed, by David J. Engelsma, Jenison, MI: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2017, 510 pp. My greatest interest in Christianity has long been soteriology, the study of salvation. It was a study of salvation years ago that convinced me of the truth of the Reformed Faith over and above the …

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Sandemanian Pandemonium

Sandemanian Pandemonium: Saving Faith in the Views of Gordon H. Clark and Robert Sandeman by Rev. Douglas J. Douma The publication in 2004 of Gordon Clark’s What is Saving Faith, a combined edition of his Faith and Saving Faith (1983) and The Johannine Logos (1972), occasioned renewed discussion of Clark’s view of saving faith. In that …

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The Christian Observer

My article “Using God’s Money for Man’s Kingdom” has been covered in the Christian Observer. Check it out: http://christianobserver.org/using-gods-money-for-mans-kingdom-a-short-history-of-a-financial-scandal/

Sermon on Romans 5:1-5 – "The Benefits of Faith in Jesus Christ"

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=112918132411811 Sermon on Romans 5:1-5 – “The Benefits of Faith in Jesus Christ” September 16, 2018 at Dillingham Presbyterian Church Introduction In the first four chapters of Paul’s letter to the Romans we learned that salvation is through faith alone—not through works, not through the sacraments, not through priests, nor any combination of these things. …

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Review of Christian Reconstruction by Michael J. McVicar

Christian Reconstruction, R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism by Michael J. McVicar, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015, 309 pp. Christian Reconstruction is a thoroughly researched and well-written book about a theological and cultural movement and its founder, Rousas John Rushdoony. The writing captured my attention in part because I have some …

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