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Saved by the Blood of the Lamb

July 8, 2017 by

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Also published at SBC Voices By Ken Hamrick Throughout the Old Testament, a spotless animal was permitted to die in place of the sinner. Sin required death—either the death of the sinner or the death of an allowed substitute. No person in the Old Testament was qualified to be a sin sacrifice, as Jesus was, […]

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry [Christ] | Reformation21 Blog

January 6, 2015 by

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How many of our modern hymns speak of Christ’s wrath and judgment? If I’m not mistaken, “Agnus Dei” (Michael W. Smith) derives its language from Revelation 19. How many consider the wrath of the Lamb, described in that chapter, when they have their eyes closed and hands raised in the air when singing that (aesthetically […]

FIRST-PERSON: The aroma of CHRISTmas | Baptist Press

December 23, 2014 by

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) — What’s the best Christmas scent? Is it cinnamon? Pine? Nutmeg? No, it’s much better than those! The “aroma of Christ” is something every Christian spreads like a sweet perfume. Read carefully: “But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ and through us spreads the aroma of […]

“And Them That Mourn — Celebrating Christmas in the Face of Grief and Death” | AlbertMohler.com

December 23, 2014 by

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Tuesday • December 23, 2014 Families across the Christian world are gathering for Christmas even now, with caravans of cars and planeloads of passengers headed to hearth and home. Christmas comes once again, filled with the joy, expectation, and sentiment of the season. It is a time for children, who fill homes with energy, excitement, […]

Christ Is Sovereign Over All | SEBTS | Between The Times

December 22, 2014 by

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The title for this post is drawn from a famous statement by the Dutch statesman and theologian Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920). The full statement reads: “There is not a square inch in a whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’” Where did Kuyper get this […]

What if?

December 20, 2014 by

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by Mike Nichols During the past few months, rhetoric from both sides of the Michael Brown shooting has been stated and restated, renewed once the grand jury found the officer who shot Brown should not stand trial. That rhetoric was again stated and amplified by Eric Garner’s death and subsequent similar outcome through a Staten […]

How seeing the church as “family” makes a difference | Be His Witnesses

November 21, 2014 by

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We are entering the holiday season and time where we are reminded of the importance of family and we cherish our times together. Family is an important part of our lives and a tremendous blessing from God. This holiday season, let us also think about the family God has given us in Christ. As believers, […]

Let Scripture Speak for Itself

November 12, 2014 by

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by Ken Hamrick When it comes to understanding the Bible, the intended meaning of the author ought to be held in such importance that the text is allowed to speak for itself—with every effort made to not read into the text ideas that were not intended—and to get our clues as to what was intended […]

Barber Shop Grief | TGC | Pure Church

November 12, 2014 by

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I’m still moved by the story “Tara” told. A beautiful young woman full of an infectious bouncing joy that helps her glide rather than walk. Normally beaming with a face-wide smile, she was, for Tara, sedate. The story began optimistically. She relayed to us a conversation she had with a student the previous Friday afternoon. […]

The Gospel in a Good Marriage | The Gospel Centered Woman

November 5, 2014 by

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We almost killed each other coming out of the gate, but the relentless, self-crushing grace of God chased us down, and now we’re rounding the corner to our 30th wedding anniversary. Snorting our way neck-and-neck down the backstretch, we blindly run through a dust of faith that continues to spotlight our inadequacy against the backdrop […]

Jesus Doesn’t Fail: An Interview on Definite Atonement | Desiring God

October 18, 2014 by

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It is, by far, the most contested of the Five Points. And confusion over the term makes it all the trickier. “Limited Atonement” is the middle letter in TULIP, but as author and pastor Douglas Wilson explains, that name might give the wrong impression. “The problem with ‘limited atonement’ is that it makes everybody think […]

John Piper and Definite Atonement | Part Two | SBC Today

October 10, 2014 by

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Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Definite Atonement & the Free Offer of the Gospel. Piper asserts his belief that the free offer of the gospel to all people is one of the “benefits” or “intentions” of God in the atonement (657-664). Scripture teaches the “free […]

John Piper and Definite Atonement | Part One | SBC Today

October 9, 2014 by

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Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary The final chapter in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her covers the subject of preaching and definite atonement. John Piper does the honors. This chapter is a fitting conclusion to the book as Piper attempts to show that preaching […]

PART 2: AGAINST FULLER AND MORAL INABILITY, Why Many Can Not Believe

August 23, 2014 by

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THIS IS PART 2 OF 3. WHY MANY TODAY CAN NOT BELIEVE. Part 1 [https://sbcopenforum.com/2014/08/23/against-fuller-and-the-idea-of-moral-inability-why-israel-missed-the-messiah-and-why-many-cant-believe/] was about how the Jewish people missed the Messiah. Now of course they all did not miss the Messiah, and not all people today will reject the Gospel. But the reason most  of the Jews missed out on the Messiah […]