Church government has its foundation in the truth that Christ is the head of the church. This article explains that a hierarchy system is against Christ’s way of ruling his church. It looks at the historical development of hierarchy and explains the meaning of the word "bishop" in relation to elder.
Church government has its foundation in the truth that Christ is the head of the church. How does Christ govern his church? This article explains that Christ rules the church by his Word and Spirit, and it is through the special office bearers that his Spirit brings his Word to the members of his body. The article looks at the role of pastors, elders, and deacons in church government. It also explains how Christ speaks through the keys of the kingdom.
What is freedom? True and real freedom is freedom from the power of sin. This article argues that this is what God gives us through sanctification. The struggle between the new man and old man is explained, as is the comfort the believer has in knowing that he will be totally free from the dominion of sin.
An unregenerate person does not possess free will. Only in Christ is the will is freed. It is in Christ that man can please God again.
The nature of the unregenerate person makes it impossible for him to seek salvation and regeneration in God. Only the one who has been regenerated can have a true hunger for God.
This article shows that no unregenerate person can seek the Lord for salvation; therefore, seeking the Lord is a result of regeneration.
This article shows the relationship between culture and intellect, morality, and education. Only in Christ can true culture be developed.
The natural man is spiritually dead, and must receive regeneration of the heart. This new heart has a new life flowing from it with a desire for a new kind of food.
This article contrasts the biblical understanding of redemption with the modern use of the word. The modern use of this word disassociates redemption with the concepts of Christ's work and mankind's sin.
No one seeks after God. Man's salvation is only as a result of God's grace. In expositing Romans 3:11, this article shows that man by nature has no inclination to seek after God. Only when He is found by God can he seek after Him. This truth of salvation by grace alone is fundamental to the life of every Christian, family and church.
The Bible is God’s self-revelation, and is the only authority in His church. God also guides the church in her interpretation of scripture, which should be based on the testimony of scripture itself so that the authority remains with the Bible. This truth goes against the teaching and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
How is it possible that the Bible does not contain errors, since it is written by imperfect humans? This article answers this question by pointing to the nature of the Bible as God’s word. The Bible is inspired by God, and its authors wrote it through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is infallible since it comes from God, who cannot err.
How is it possible that some people believe in Christ while others do not? This article answers this question by discussing how God’s revelation is a particular revelation. God reveals himself through Christ and the word particularly to those He wills to save. Through the Holy Spirit God gives understanding of the word to those whom He chooses.
Is every person a bearer of God’s image? In order to answer this question, this article first defines what it means to be created in the image of God. Being created in the image of God means that one is a child of God. Only children of God are true image bearers; therefore, not everyone bears God’s image.
Evolution claims that one animal can evolve into a different kind of animal. In evaluating the claims of microevolution and macroevolution, the author shows that evolution is contrary to what the Bible teaches. Biblical teaching and the creation account show that plants and animals always reproduce after their kind.
Creation means that God spoke into existence things which were not before. This is totally different from evolution or the Big Bang theory. The fact that "God spoke, and it was" gives Christians comfort that God will always accomplish His good pleasure. Therefore creation is crucial to trusting God.