Posts from 2019

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What’s Wrong With A Theology Of Glory?

by Ryan Kron

R. Scott Clark writes: “At the 1518 Heidelberg Disputation (academic presentation), Martin Luther (1483–1546), the father of the Protestant Reformation, as he was coming to his Protestant convictions, argued: “One is not worthy to be called a theologian who looks upon the ‘invisible things of God’ [Rom. 1:20] as though they were clearly ‘perceptible in those […]

Persecution in Turkey – From Polycarp to Fikret Böcek

by Ryan Kron

by Simonetta Carr June 14, 2018 “If it’s true, as the ancient Tertullian said, that “the blood of martyrs is the seed of the church,” much seed has been sown on Turkish soil, from the 2nd-century martyrdom of Polycarp to the massacre of Christian Armenians in 1915 (where 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives). And […]

The Marrow of Calvinism

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Joel Beeke writes: “The Calvinist believes that God is the Lord of life and Sovereign of the universe, whose will is the key to history. The Calvinist believes that He is free and independent of any force outside Himself to accomplish His purposes; that He knows the end from the beginning; that He creates, […]

Governed by Our Own Logic: Hyper-Calvinism

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Shane Lems writes: “There are various ways to define hyper-Calvinism.  For example, we might explain it as a system of doctrine that rejects the free offer of the gospel based on a low view of man’s responsibility.  We might also explain it in terms of biblicism or rationalism.  Some have rightly called this the […]

Parenting in the Power of the Gospel

by Ryan Kron

Tedd Tripp says: “All Christian parents desire the spiritual well-being of their children. We want our children to be Christians, to get saved, to know God; however we express it, we want our children to be part of the company of the redeemed. We yearn for the blessing of God’s covenant grace to be on […]

The Faithfulness of Christ in the Little Things

by Ryan Kron

Sinclair Ferguson writes: “It is a principle in Christ’s kingdom that “one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much” (Luke 16:10). But in that kingdom, the Lord Jesus also practiced what He preached. His whole life illustrated “little-things faithfulness.” The theme merits book-length treatment, and this brief essay is intended simply […]

The Sluggard

by Ryan Kron

Proverbs 26:14 As a door turns on its hinges,    so does a sluggard on his bed. Dan Kunkle writes: “The thing about doors is that they don’t actually go anywhere. People will go in and out of doors. People will get somewhere, but the door itself just swings back and forth—open and shut and open again. Doors […]