The Great Commission is the Cultural Mandate Reinstated in Christ

Cultural historian, Johan Huizinga once uttered, “If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” Building culture is the highest calling for Christians. It is what God originally made mankind to do for his glory. God first established this calling in Genesis 1:28, also known as the Cultural/Dominion Mandate, and after sinContinue reading “The Great Commission is the Cultural Mandate Reinstated in Christ”

The Case For Preterism: Interpreting prophecy as past

The mainstream interpretation of Bible prophecy today teaches that mankind is currently waiting for a future Great Tribulation. Earthquakes, peals of thunder, famine, deadly world wars, and destruction have all been said to be a global calamity that bring planet earth to a catastrophic end. But is this interpretation of prophecy really what the BibleContinue reading “The Case For Preterism: Interpreting prophecy as past”

“For unto us a child is born”: The never ceasing progression of Christ’s government

Everyone loves the Christmas season for different reasons, whether it be the gifts, carols, family gatherings, eggnog (with brandy), or ugly festive sweaters. I for one always eagerly await this joyful holiday to hear one of my all-time favorite passages of Scripture—Isaiah 9:6-7 read in church. If you don’t remember it from last year’s ChristmasContinue reading ““For unto us a child is born”: The never ceasing progression of Christ’s government”

The Extent of Christ’s Mediatorial Dominion

There is no doctrine in all of Scripture more forgotten than the Mediatorial Dominion of Christ. Rarely is it ever chosen to be taught in Bible studies or devotionals. The doctrine is so neglected that we’ve forgotten what it means for Jesus to be king. What exactly do we mean when we sing on SundayContinue reading “The Extent of Christ’s Mediatorial Dominion”

God’s law and the Republican Party

When I first became a born-again believer, I somehow fell under the impression that Christians must also be Republicans when it comes to political issues. After all, it certainly seemed to be a more righteous ideology than the one held by crooked politicians like Obama, Sanders, Cortez, or the Clintons. I knew I shouldn’t beContinue reading “God’s law and the Republican Party”

The Necessity of Christ’s Kingship

When the Apostle Paul was dealing with division among the church at Corinth, he asked the rhetorical question, “Is Christ divided?” Paul’s question is most relevant today, particularly regarding Christ’s threefold redeeming offices, those being: (1) Prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation; (2) Priest, inContinue reading “The Necessity of Christ’s Kingship”

Christians need to stop saying “The world is getting worse”

Setting goals as a Christian is always important. We make goals and future plans for our families, careers, education, relationships, and most importantly for Church ministry. Our goals are never set too low when it comes to our personal lives, but when it comes to Church ministry, we often set the goal embarrassingly low. Christ,Continue reading “Christians need to stop saying “The world is getting worse””

Prophetic Literature: Literal or Spiritual

It is curious how students of Biblical prophecy today can hold to the authority, inerrancy, and clarity of Scripture and still come to completely different conclusions on the matter. Disagreements frequently arise over whether the meaning of prophecy is to be taken literal (i.e., things happens just as described) or spiritual (i.e., a deeper meaning explainedContinue reading “Prophetic Literature: Literal or Spiritual”

The Abiding Validity of the Law in Exhaustive Detail – Part 1.

In chapter two of Theonomy in Christian Ethics, Greg Bahnsen lays out the theonomic thesis and its biblical support found in what he considers to be the locus classicus of Theonomy, Matthew 5:17-19; in this passage Jesus teaches His relation to the law of the Older Testament, the law’s status in the New Testament, andContinue reading “The Abiding Validity of the Law in Exhaustive Detail – Part 1.”