We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, November 30, 2015

Some Random Good Stuff

Excellent article demonstrating biblical reasons that the sign gifts ceased with the end of apostolic age, and the damage caused by teaching otherwise.

Animated map shows the spread of Christianity and Islam over the centuries.

I’ve been fighting the idea of “races” for decades.  There is only ONE race — the HUMAN race.  This article really nails the truth of “races” to the wall.

Christians and war.

Good article to put in your “ammunition box” for rebutting skeptics and atheists.
(A reader told me this link was having problems - it was working when I posted this. If it still isn't working, try this link to archive.)

Should Christians Expose Error?

And, finally, good Christmas time apologetics.


Anonymous said...

Hey Glen,

I enjoy checking out your links and your reasoned approach to Calvinism...Thanks.

I have a couple thoughts on the article on Cessationism, it closed with -

"It is perfectly possible to prove that cessationism is a Biblical truth."

While the writer does give good reasoning using the bible for his position for cessationism, I want to point out that nowhere in the New Testament does it directly say the miraculous gifts will cease during the church age, and there are sound believers who believe differently and can make good reasoning from scripture for the non-cessationist view.

And while I do agree that way too much erroneous and harmful teaching has come from non-cessationist, there has been much erroneous and unbiblical teaching from the cessationist camp e.g., amillennialism, post millennialism, Theistic Evolution, Replacement Theology and Fulfillment Theology, (which leads to anti-Semitism), pedobaptism, preterism, Christian Reconstructionism, Theonomy, and Lordship Salvation.

I do not believe the writer proved cessationism.

The gifts of the Spirit is not a salvation issue, but it is good to search these things out.

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Well said actually better than I could have. I read the article and was not convinced at all, good arguments yes but not even close to thus says the Load.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Well, I disagree; I thought the arguments were sound.