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Got on tumblr to find my post last night had some added thoughts. I guess that last line wasn’t enough of an indicator that my post was meant in a joking manner. Obviously I understand that everyone has spent a lot of time and effort working out their beliefs and I think that is a great thing. And anyone that has talked to me for more than a few minutes should already know that about me. So keep up the deep thoughts friends. 

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Before I got here I’m told it was Calvinism, Last year it was the Orthodox Church, this year it is Presbyterianism. Next year I’m going to try to bring three people into the Baptist denomination. Anybody up for not getting babies wet?

One of the most dangerous things we can do as Christians is to determine our theology by our experience, because no one’s experience is normative for the Christian life. We have to determine our theology from the Word of God, not from what we feel. Not only that, we are open to misunderstanding and misinterpreting the meaning and significance of the experiences we go through. That’s why we are called to check our experiences against Scripture, so that we define our faith by what Scripture says, not by what we feel or what we experience. If we rest our assurance on an experience and not on the Word of God, we’re inviting all kinds of doubts to assail us in our pilgrimages. — R.C. Sproul (via thebeardedmarvel)
What was it that within a few days transformed a band of mourners into the spiritual conquerers of the world? It was not the memory of Jesus’ life; it was not the inspiration which came from past contact with him. But it was the message, “He is risen.” That message alone gave to the disciples a living Saviour; and it alone can give to us a living Saviour today. — J. G. Machen (via revelation19)
Paul saw very clearly that the difference between the Judaizers and himself was the difference between two entirely distinct types of religion; it was the difference between a religion of merit and a religion of grace. If Christ provides only a part of our salvation, leaving us to provide the rest, then we are still hopeless under the load of sin. For no matter how small the gap which must be bridged before salvation can be attained, the awakened conscience sees clearly that our wretched attempt at goodness is insufficient even to bridge that gap. The guilty soul enters again into the hopeless reckoning with God, to determine whether we have really done our part. And thus we groan again under the old bondage of the law. Such an attempt to piece out the work of Christ by our own merit, Paul saw clearly, is the very essence of unbelief; Christ will do everything or nothing, and the only hope is to throw ourselves unreservedly on His mercy and trust Him for all.

J. G. Machen

This quote is long, but damn is it spot on.

(via protestant-superman)

God help me.

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We are not allowed to use labels like “liberal” or “conservative” in our exegetical papers. I thinks that is quite helpful.

Let’s take up the Scripture and read again. Whether it is two hours a day or two minutes, study our God. You can’t cherish what you don’t know.

Got a new job and it’s only five minutes from my house

Was able to share the Gospel with two people tonight

Be praying the Holy Spirit would convict Joe of the Gospel truth and drive him further in learning of Christ.

Also be praying that the group of people in Raleigh, NC would be swayed away from their false belief in a mother god that is with God the Father. From my conversation tonight they seem to reject the Trinity and the church as the bride of Christ.

What is finished?

I was talking tattoo ideas with a girl and I told her of my idea for an “It is finished.” tattoo in reference to Jesus’ words on the cross. She asked what was finished. This is a girl who has grown up in church with her family actively involved. Do not fail your fellow church members by neglecting to tell them about Jesus and what He has done. Tell the people around you about the Gospel, they may be like the girl I talked to and not know what has been accomplished for us even if they’ve grown up in church.

biblicalfaith:

Just added a new link under my description on my blog. Check it out and share the story!

Here is a direct link for those on mobile: Story4.Us/14430

This is a short gospel narrative. Feel free to share the link and you can even create your own account on the main page- viewthestory.com

Don’t assume because someone says they are a Christian or they go to church that they understand the gospel. Preach the gospel to yourself and everyone around you.

phosphorescentt:

can we please destroy this idea that a person has to talk to you every minute of every day to like you

texting all day is not natural

force communication all hours of the day is not natural

I’d also like to add that you do not need to be talking to people every minute either.

(via illestmisfit)

I’ve gots test and things due the next two weeks but after that my new website should be up. I have decided to remain “biblicalfaith” here and keep the URL the same because my new blog will not be on tumblr so I can also use the “biblicalfaith” name over there. May eventually phase tumblr out but for now I’m sticking around here. Haven’t spent much time here since getting married and starting seminary but with the new site I’ll probably be on a bit more.
Also just after a very expensive repair to my wife’s car my car now needs a new starter. God has provided for all of our needs thus far and I am so thankful for the opportunity to rely on Him in this first season of our marriage.


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