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

Sunday, 05 January 2020 03:22

Federal Vision Is Not Dead (it just smells funny)

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Those familiar with the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail will remember the scene where Eric Idle is collecting plague consumed dead bodies on a cart while crying out like some old-time peanut vendor or carnival barker; “Bring out your dead!” Hearing the call a man appears carrying...

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Friday, 25 October 2019 02:54

Clark Quick Quote

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:30

John Robbins Quick Quote

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I saw this quote posted on a Facebook Clark page and decided to post it here only because it’s such a strong point that virtually no one ever makes.  How easy are we impressed by the so-called “good works” of others that it completely blinds us to the soul-destroying...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:32

Dear John …

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The two-tier scheme of salvation that posits initial justification by faith (or baptism) and final salvation on the last day by works done by faith, is a lie. Yet, this is exactly what is being advanced today by everyone from John Piper, to Doug Wilson and his Federal Vision friends (yep,...

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Saturday, 03 August 2019 00:55

John Robbins Quick Quote

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image I have been thinking this week how the knee-jerk reaction to Gordon Clark’s simple definition of faith and saving faith is often misconstrued as some sort of “easy-believism.”  For Clark, belief is the assent to an understood proposition. Saving belief is the assent to the...

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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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