But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 15:28

Evangelism and Education

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Have you every wondered why our evangelism seems so ineffective? I know, we’re Calvinists. The Father has elected from eternity past all those who shall inherit salvation, the Son will save all those whom the Father gave him, and the Holy Spirit effectually calls all...

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Our sovereign and gracious God has moved much quicker than my wife and I have anticipated since I first announced our plans to relocate in my last blog, Shaking Off the Dust from My Feet.  It was just April 14th (not even three weeks ago!) that my wife and I had the lunch date where we both agreed it was time for us to...

Monday, 18 April 2016 13:30

Shaking Off the Dust from My Feet

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I have now lived in the Palm Bay/Melbourne area of Florida for nearly 10 years.  During the course of that time I have really only had one goal with regard to Christian ministry.  I have wanted to come under the authority of the elders of a healthy local church, to be examined, to be trained, and to be sent out to do...

Monday, 14 March 2016 14:27

Simul Justus Et Peccator

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The doctrine of justification by faith alone may very well be the most precious doctrine of the Christian faith.  It is the foundation from which we are able to enjoy every other blessing in the presence of the glory of the triune God.  There is no truth that brings refreshment and joy to the Christian’s...

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“Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words.”  This popular quote, which is falsely attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, is often used in American Evangelicalism to convey the distorted idea that the best way to lead people to Christ is simply by the way we live our daily lives.  These...

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 15:16

Woe to America!

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What would Jesus say to America today?  While I don’t pretend to be a prophet who receives revelations concerning what is to come, I do have have the inspired and infallible written Word of God, and Jesus did address a situation very similar to ours today in America.  What he said to these people is an...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 06:08

The World is Without a Defense

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Presuppositional apologetics plays a very important role in evangelism.  In fact, I would go so far as to say, if you fail to have a basic grasp of presuppositional apologetics, it probably reveals a deficiency in your understanding of the fallen condition of man, the imago dei, the sufficiency of Scripture, the...

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For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed?  And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?  And how are they to hear without someone preaching?  And how are they to preach unless they are sent?...

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There is an important biblical distinction that Evangelical Christians need to recover in our day, and that is the distinction between evangelism and the office of an evangelist.  Rightly understanding this should diffuse many debates over evangelism before they begin so that Christians can work together with unity...

Saturday, 24 October 2015 14:40

As Essay on Baptism

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5 Solas Evangelism is an unashamedly Reformed Baptist ministry which holds to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.  While many might rejoice that we are a Reformed ministry, some of our Presbyterian brothers may not be quite so enthusiastic that we are Baptists.

This essay, “Baptism in Light of Redemptive...

Saturday, 24 October 2015 14:40

An Essay on Baptism

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5 Solas Evangelism is an unashamedly Reformed Baptist ministry which holds to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.  While many might rejoice that we are a Reformed ministry, some of our Presbyterian brothers may not be quite so enthusiastic that we are Baptists.

This essay, “Baptism in Light of Redemptive...

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On Sunday February 15th, 2015, a video was released by the Islamic State (or ISIS) showing a mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who were kidnapped in Libya, and then beheaded on a beach. This is yet another horrifying terrorist attack by the Islamic State as they...

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Tuesday, 04 November 2014 23:53

Will Your Gospel Transform a Terrorist?

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On November 1st 2014 John Piper Tweeted:

@JohnPiper If you’re ever told that your life will be spared if you renounce Christ, remember this. http://bit.ly/1tTNe6J

The article and the video show a man, who was supposed to be a Christian, kneeling before an ISIS...

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