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

Blog & MaBlog - Apologetic Report
Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:05

More Highly Than He Ought

Written by

Introduction:

God has given us eyes to see with and, even with a mirror, it can be difficult to look at them. The same thing is true—and in spades—when it comes to the eyes of our soul. We use these eyes to look at absolutely everything . . . except the act of ourselves, looking. We see...

Read more

Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:00

For the Repentant, He Doesn’t Care

Written by

Given the grace and goodness of God the Father in giving us the sacrifice of Jesus, and given the work of the Holy Spirit in the gospel offer to all men, the only sin that is damnable is the sin of perpetual hardheartedness—the sin of rejecting grace, and willfully remaining in unbelief. The...

Read more

Friday, 21 September 2018 11:00

For It Must Be Taken Away

Written by

“Since it has been established by the Supremes that homosexual mirage is a constitutionally protected activity, please outline for me what legal argument(s) you will use to defend my constitutional right to argue publicly from the pulpit that their constitutional right must be taken...

Read more

Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:05

Don’t Go It Alone

Written by

It is not thy sermon in thy head, or notes in thy book, that will enable thee to preach, except God open thy mouth; acknowledge, therefore, God in all thy ways, and lean not to thy own understanding: the swelling of the heart, as well as of the wall, goes before a fall. How much may it provoke God,...

Read more

Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:00

The Next Chapter in LGBTQ History

Written by

“This battle is over social and cultural approval. The battle is happening because a particular class of persons wants their sexual perversion to be their ticket into the high nobility of the civil rights movement—what they want is for the march to be from Selma to Sodom, not realizing...

Read more

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:00

Where Caesar’s Image Isn’t

Written by

“Caesar identifies his own with his image; God identifies His own with His image. Caesar is therefore required by God to recognize what is not lawful for him to have. Marriage is right at the center of what is not lawful for him to have” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 71).

The post Where...

Read more

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 02:01

The Man with the Quivering Red Laser Dot on His Chest

Written by

Introduction:

So let us discuss the recent charges leveled against Brett Kavanaugh. There are a number of things to say about all this, and I intend to say as many of them as I can get to, but the first and fundamental thing is this: If we didn’t really want to go to the circus, then we...

Read more

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:00

God of Blood

Written by

“Any magistrate who does not see mankind as created in the image of God is a magistrate who is not qualified to rule. He needs to be frog-marched out of office. He is a tyrant and a despot at the root, before he has decided to do anything. This is because whatever he decides to do is going to...

Read more

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:42

Concrete Help is Not Legalism

Written by

My apologies for creating the impression that I somehow got derailed from my ongoing review of Aimee Byrd’s book. I had inadvertently created this impression by getting derailed in fact, but it was not because of sloth, forgetfulness, ennui, or anything else bad like that. It was the press of...

Read more

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:55

The Old Tuesday Letters Ploy . . .

Written by

Open Road

Doug, you must post this one:

Mark

Mark, thanks. Okay, everybody, go take a look. It is a beautiful picture.

Foundations of Social Justice

I think you more or less addressed this, but the King/Trump comparison reminded me how much it does not matter to Trump-publicans that their boy is an...

Read more

Monday, 17 September 2018 11:00

The Magistrate and Marriage Law

Written by

“The issues of property and custody and inheritance are in principle woven into every heterosexual relationship and are woven into no homosexual relationship. They can be nailed onto the side of a homosexual incident, but that is all. They can be arbitrarily assigned to a homosexual...

Read more

Monday, 17 September 2018 01:01

Still Not Impressed With Social Justice?

Written by

Introduction:

We continue our lessons in social justice arising out of systems or narratives of social justification, and so it behooves us—do you not agree that behooves needs to get back into wider circulation?—it behooves us to look at a number of examples. I am thinking about Trump,...

Read more

Saturday, 15 September 2018 02:07

Psalm 93/Clothed With Majesty

Written by

Introduction:

All of the attributes of God are unchanging and constant, by definition. But they are not always equally conspicuous to us. The Lord’s right arm is always infinitely what it is, but there are times when He bares His right arm. He is always strong, but there are times when He is...

Read more

Saturday, 15 September 2018 01:29

An Inescapable Burden of Glory

Written by

imageIntroduction:

It is genuinely a great honor to be able to speak to you on this occasion, and in my capacity as one of the founders of this college. I am most grateful for the invitation from the College to do this, and wanted to make sure to express that gratitude fully.

When New St. Andrews started,...

Read more

Friday, 14 September 2018 11:00

Which Imitates Which?

Written by

“Feminists have made cheap points off of this reality by describing marriage a glorified prostitution. Actually, the comparison runs the other way—prostitution is a gross parody of marriage” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 63).

The post Which Imitates Which? appeared first on Blog & Mablog...

Read more

Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:00

Out of Their Reach

Written by

“Marriage exists prior to, and independent of, any determinations by any civil magistrate. The magistrate did not create marriage and, therefore, has no authority to define it or recreate it in his own image” (Same Sex Mirage, pp. 61-62).

The post Out of Their Reach appeared first on Blog...

Read more

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:00

Common Grace in Odd Corners

Written by

“An important part of general revelation is the capacity for getting the creeps” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 48).

The post Common Grace in Odd Corners appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

Read more

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:43

As It Says in Leviticus . . .

Written by

The responses to my piece from Monday on social justification/social justice have started to heat up, and if you decide to wade through them I would like to ask everyone to keep their eye on the ball. What is actually going on?

Remember that social justice is a framework of social...

Read more

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:00

The Nature of Nature is Basic

Written by

“If we [define] nature as that which is identified by a wise act of naming, then I think it is safe to say that nature is fundamental” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 47).

The post The Nature of Nature is Basic appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

Read more

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 01:52

Tuesday Letters, Once More

Written by

imageSocial Justice and Justification

It follows, therefore, that the two predominant systems of social justification must fight a long and painful “religious” war. And, on the pointy end of every stick will be the biblically-distinct Christians.

Brandon

Brandon, it often works out that way.

McDu...

Read more

Monday, 10 September 2018 11:00

Knowing is not the Same as Liking

Written by

“So then, we don’t know everything through nature. We don’t know the plan of salvation through nature. But we do know the need for salvation through nature. That knowledge is unsettling, and so we stuff it” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 41).

The post Knowing is not the Same as Liking a...

Read more

Monday, 10 September 2018 01:42

American Vision and the Word that Justifies

Written by

Introduction:

Joel McDurmon has written a lengthy explanation of why he could not sign the Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel, and you can find his explanation here. What I would like to do in this space is provide a two-fold response to his explanation. The first is actually not a response...

Read more

Saturday, 08 September 2018 01:28

Psalm 92/It is Good to Give Thanks

Written by

Introduction:

The enemies of God are primarily the enemies of God, and only derivatively ours. The principal contrast is between the futility of their rebellion, as over against the constant life of the everlasting one. They perish, and He remains forever. And then, as a result of that, a secondary...

Read more

Saturday, 08 September 2018 00:50

Christ in Mouth of Friend and Stranger

Written by

This is not a moment for morbid introspection. There are times when we should examine ourselves, and there are times when we must confess our sins. But this moment is not designed or intended to be one of those moments.

image

This is a moment to love and adore Your God, and to worship Jesus Christ, and to...

Read more

Saturday, 08 September 2018 00:48

Simplicity and Glory

Written by

The Bible teaches us that the times of the new covenant are attended with a greater glory than the old covenant, as well as with a greater simplicity. In effect, that simplicity is part of the glory.

image

The arrival of Jesus the Messiah was not a signal for us to lapse into some kind of second-rate old...

Read more