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

God's Hammer - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 05:01

The Justification That Doesn’t Justify

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There was a time when perhaps John Piper could be given the benefit of the doubt when it came to how sinners can stand justified before a righteous and holy God. I recall in 2002, long before the Piper/Wright debates, when John Robbins’ scathing review of Piper’s book Future Grace came...

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 03:26

A Great Way to Help a Great Organization

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I suspect many people who have read this blog over the years have benefitted from the work of the Trinity Foundation.  I know I have.  Without them, it is highly doubtful that any books by Gordon Clark would still be in print.  Plus, their Trinity Reviews provide a wealth of free...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 23:50

A Moment With Martin

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I feel the terrors of hell and the nearness of death’s hour; but if I have Christ, I have come to the consummation, and neither death nor sin nor devil can harm me. For if I believe in Christ, I have fulfilled the Law, and it cannot accuse me. I have conquered hell, and it cannot hold me. All...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 22:29

John Piper’s False Gospel

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I get it that some people are enamored with John Piper and will go to any lengths to defend him.  However, what that reveals in these “defenders” is how little love and appreciation they have of the Gospel.  In fairness, and for some, the questions and objections raised by...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:07

Tears of a Snake

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Periodically I like to listen to podcasts when traveling on business or at the gym. Recently I came across a number of excellent podcasts by Tim Shaughnessy and Carlos Montijo at the Thorn and Crown Ministries website. On the site, you’ll also find podcasts by Timothy Kaufman, Steve Mathews,...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 02:01

Gordon Clark: The Augustinian

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Check out this excellent study by Marco Barone, “Gordon H. Clark and Augustine of Hippo: An Overviewimage .” I especially enjoyed this summary of Clark’s theory of knowledge in relation to secondary causes (the things which most people fixate):

“…one central point for Clark...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:27

The Myth of Natural Law

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image I recently had a troubling exchange on a “Gordon Clark Discussion” Facebook page where a participant made the following statement:

Libertarianism’s axiom is the non-aggression axiom, which means it is never OK to initiate aggression against person or property. Christians ground...

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