Confession – Good for the Soul of the Church

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In a previous pastorate, a lady expressed her concern after a Sunday morning service. It seemed that the exposition of Scripture and its application had gotten a little too close for comfort. She admitted that she no longer enjoyed coming to church. This lady was no occasional attender either, but the wife of one of…



Billy Sunday, Part 4: Spiraling Manward

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(See also Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this series.) Sunday’s suspicion of theology led to a heightened emphasis on the effectuality of decision. He adopted Finney’s insistence on immediate conversion under the living voice of the preacher. While he was more theological than Sam Jones, he still focused on human gumption as the vital…



The Objectivity of Christ’s Atonement

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We live in an age that militates against the idea of God’s absolute holiness. Combined with a denial of the sinfulness of man, the rejection of God’s moral character results in a necessary de-valuing, or even denial, of the atonement. A crucial piece of a biblical understanding of Christ’s work is the objective nature of Christ’s…



Contentment in Christ, Part 3

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(See also Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.) As fallen men, even redeemed fallen men, we will never be entirely content in this life. Our hearts are too prone to wander, far too apt to flirt with idolatry, for us to be completely content in Christ. As Calvin famously put it, the human…



Founders Press and Logos Bible Software

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Founders Press is pleased to announce that we are now partnering with Faithlife, the maker of Logos Bible Software. Soon you will be able to read and study Founders Press titles and issues of the Founders Journal on one of the most versatile and powerful Bible software programs available. Four Founders collections are now available…



Stymied by Winds and Clouds? Not William Carey!

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Just suppose that as William Carey sat in his cobbler shop in the 18th century, pondering the leather map of the world that he had constructed, that he decided, ‘This mission business is just too difficult! It has far too many obstacles to venture into!’ Now granted, God would have raised up someone else, but…