Monday, September 25, 2006

Click Here for Video: A Life of Gratitude - Unknown on Earth.... Famous in Heaven!!!

True story of one man on George street who witnessed faithfully. Most on this earth may not know him, but I tell you that in heaven, he is more famous than any celebrity, and I admire and respect what he has done while alive on this earth. Mr. Genor from Sydney, Australia.

Before we start praising this man too much, we have to remember the sovereign providence and Grace of God. As marvelous a story this is about one man reaching people for Christ all around the world from George Street in Australia. We must realize that far more marvelous is God delivering these people to this man to use Mr. Genor to reach every tribe and tongue and nation. Remember, Jesus said "I will build my church". So, whether the rest of us do our part or not... whether we tithe, evangelize, or study our bibles... No matter how lame we are as a church in our country.... God will still go on building His church. And He gets all the Glory. Mr. Genor wasn't trying to do anything but be faithful. He only wanted to show his gratitude to God by telling as many people as he could about Jesus Christ his Savior.

The limits of our understanding

Believe it or not, much of your theological heritage comes from a Frenchman!!! But Spiritual Discernment is Wholly Lost Until we are Regenerated
by John Calvin

The following selection by John Calvin was taken from book 2, chapter 2 parts 18-21 of The Institutes of The Christian Religion, translated by by Henry Beveridge, Esq. A must read for all Christians who aspire to better understand the Bible's teaching on man's spiritual impotence prior to the regeneration of the Holy Spirit.

18. The limits of our understanding

We must now explain what the power of human reason is, in regard to the kingdom of God, and spiritual discernments which consists chiefly of three things - the knowledge of God, the knowledge of his paternal favour towards us, which constitutes our salvation, and the method of regulating of our conduct in accordance with the Divine Law. With regard to the former two, but more properly the second, men otherwise the most ingenious are blinder than moles. I deny not, indeed, that in the writings of philosophers we meet occasionally with shrewd and apposite remarks on the nature of God, though they invariably savour somewhat of giddy imagination. As observed above, the Lord has bestowed on them some slight perception of his Godhead that they might not plead ignorance as an excuse for their impiety, and has, at times, instigated them to deliver some truths, the confession of which should be their own condemnation. Still, though seeing, they saw not. Their discernment was not such as to direct them to the truth, far less to enable them to attain it, but resembled that of the bewildered traveller, who sees the flash of lightning glance far and wide for a moment, and then vanish into the darkness of the night, before he can advance a single step. So far is such assistance from enabling him to find the right path. Besides, how many monstrous falsehoods intermingle with those minute particles of truth scattered up and down in their writings as if by chance. In short, not one of them even made the least approach to that assurance of the divine favour, without which the mind of man must ever remain a mere chaos of confusion. To the great truths, What God is in himself, and what he is in relation to us, human reason makes not the least approach. (See Book 3 c. 2 sec. 14, 15, 16.)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Monergism.com

Introducing.... Monergism.com
This is a new link I have added to my blog. I encourage you to check it out. It is a very good resource for Reformed Theology.

"To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect."

JOHN OWEN, III:433
"Faith is not produced by our unregenerated human nature."

Friday, September 15, 2006

Review of "Man of Sin"

Man of sin.gifFor anyone who is interested, there's a great review of Man of Sin in the latest issue of Modern Reformation. The review was written by Keith Mathison of Ligonier Ministries and author of: Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?; Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope; and editor of When Shall These Things Be: A Reformed Response to Hyper-Preterism.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Faith Comes by Hearing

Since God has chosen to save a remnant by grace, how are we to know who really belongs to this group? How can we know if we ourselves are of the elect?

Romans 10 (NAS)

Jesus when teaching the parable of the soil/sower said: Mark 4:9 He who has ears, let him hear.