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

Daniel's Place - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 05:07

The immoral assault on color-blindness

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[This is a write-up in defence of my claim that this article is essentially racist.]What is color-blindness? Well, what does it mean to say that justice is blind? It means that all men should be treated equally before the law, regardless of status, wealth, race, religion or any other factor....

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The quote below is specifically focused on Third World or Indigenous Theologies and hermeneutics, but I do think the principle here is generally applicable to many "Postcolonial" theories in any discipline. Accordingly they are unafraid to criticize global South Christians for “making the...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 21:17

Contra Scott Price on Arminianism

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Scott Price, who runs a blog and FB page promoting supralapsarianism, recently posted on his wall, and re-posted a note in the FB group "I am a Supralapsarian" that seems to run in a certain errant direction. Now, I have not been following the controversy over the supposed "free will debate"...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 20:03

On Survival blogs

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[Note: This is a random thought and the closest link to anything is here] "Survival blogs" is the informal name given to blogs (or whatever other more contemporary social media platform) in which someone who has suffered some measure of abuse or neglect, spiritually, emotionally or otherwise,...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:06

One clarification concerning Vincent Cheung

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[Note:This post was written in response to someone with whom I am having a conversation. I have no wish to deal with Vincent Cheung any more than I already have. Those who have no idea who Vincent Cheung is, you are strongly encouraged to not read this]. My criticism of Vincent Cheung and his...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:02

Dealing with the problem of improper judging

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In my sermon on 1 Corinthians 6:1-11, I had mentioned the problem of improper judging which the Corinthian believers were engaging in. The solution to the problem of improper judging, of which suing other believer in court over trivial matters is one such manifestation (not the only manifestation)...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:01

Sermon: The Judgment of the Church (1 Cor. 6:1-11)

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The sermon I had preached on December 3, 2017, entitled "The Judgment of the Church" and based on 1 Corinthians 6:1-11, can be heard here.

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 16:53

Resurrection and Union

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and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom 1:4) τοῦ ὁρισθέντος υἱοῦ...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 18:57

On the new disclaimer

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This blog is my personal blog. All views and articles expressed and written here are solely my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my church or denomination or anyone else. Most posts are written for my own personal edification, and are not written in response to any external...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 20:51

Sermon: The Triumph of the King, for us

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This is the video of a sermon on Psalms 21 that I had preached last Sunday, Dec 10, 2017:

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:45

Reformation 500: The Five Solas

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I have compiled the posts into one single article, entitled Reformation 500: The Five Solas, which can be accessed here.

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Monday, 30 October 2017 23:20

#Reformation500: For the glory of God alone

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[continued] For the glory of God alone (Soli Deo Gloria) At the end of the day, who gets the glory for salvation? Who gets the glory for the work of God and the church in this world? The Reformers proclaimed that only God gets the glory, all of it. Since salvation is by grace alone through faith...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 17:37

#Reformation500: Scripture Alone

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[continued] Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura) "Bibel, Bubel, Babel." Such was the theology of the German enthusiast and radical Thomas Müntzer, in mockery of Luther's (and by extension the Reformers') view of Scripture and Authority. Theirs was the spirit of the word, as opposed the "dead...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 01:06

#Reformation500: Christ Alone

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[continued from here, here, here] Christ Alone (Solus Christus) Who is the mediator of God's elect? According to 1 Timothy 2:5, there is only one mediator between God and Man, the man Christ Jesus. Jesus stands in the middle, as the bridge between God and Man. God blesses us in Christ, and we pray...

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 01:54

#Reformation500: Grace Alone

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[continued from here and here] Grace Alone (Sola Gratia) We are saved by God's grace alone through faith alone. The material principle of the Reformation (Sola Fide) centers on the very real problem of the assurance of one's salvation before God. Yet as the Reformers staked their lives and...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:47

#Reformation500: Faith alone

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[continued from here] Faith Alone (Sola Fide) As the Reformation erupted onto the scene, the material principle of the Reformation and its rallying cry was that justification is by faith alone. The Christian life is not a life of constant anxiety over whether I am or am not saved because I do not...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:35

#Reformation500: The Reformation

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Introduction On Oct 31st 2017, we will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On that day 500 years ago, the German monk Martin Luther penned and nailed his 95 Theses upon the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg, protesting the sale of indulgences by the late medieval church. Originally...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 20:17

Good works as a final cause of salvation

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For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Eph. 2:10) What is the place of good works in salvation? Is good works an "instrument" of salvation? After all, we have a certain Reformed pastor who opines as follows:...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 18:29

Sermon: The World that Once Was

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I was given the privilege on Sunday (Oct 22, 2017) to bring the Word to One Covenant Church, a new Presbyterian church plant in Singapore. The text is Genesis 6:1-8 and entitled "The World that Once Was."

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:50

WHI: The Radical Reformation

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The White Horse Inn recently did an episode on the Radical Reformation, as it relates to its triumph over the Reformation in contemporary Evangelicalism.

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Monday, 02 October 2017 18:48

1 Cor. 5: The Separation of Sin

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Last Sunday, I preached on 1 Corinthians 5, with a discussion on the doctrine of separation, at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church. Towards the end, I tackled the issue of "Second degree separation," something taught in Fundamentalist circles. You can hear the sermon here.

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 19:06

Turretin on the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant

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IV. Now as the church is rightly distributed into militant and triumphant, so the distinction between them must be considered not to be essential and specific as to nature but only accidentally as to state and degree. For since there is only one communion of saints and only one body of Christ...

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Sermons and articles, generally speaking, are general in scope. One does not preach to, or at least should not preach to, a particular person. And articles are read by anyone from the public. These forms of communication are public in nature, and thus there is a problem when we speak about...

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Friday, 01 September 2017 02:42

Turretin on the benefits of the sacraments

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V. … Therefore a twofold efficacy is ascribed to the sacraments according to us: the one moral and objective, by which the sacraments make present to our mind that object, to signify and seal which they are destined (by which means, faith is either excited or confirmed and, it mediating,...

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Dr James White has done a helpful Dividing Line podcast on two interesting topics: The Nashville Statement, and Racialism in Reformed circles.

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