This article addresses fear that is often stirred up by the media, and reminds of what believers ought to fear, and how to overcome wrong fears by faith.
The author laments that what he terms "solo scriptura" is gaining ascendancy over the traditionally confessed tenet of evangelicalism, sola Scriptura. Solo scriptura is a teaching that is against the use of any tradition whatsoever as a source of authority in the church. Tradition, according to the author, touches on aspects such as creeds and the teachings of early fathers.
This article bemoans the prevailing anti-intellectual trend in today's popular culture as one of the reasons for the rise of cultic groups that lead people astray from true teachings of the Word of God. Other factors mentioned include the hyper-individualistic culture, as well as the coming of the internet. To recover from this, believers must regain the desire and the ability to think, loving God with all their heart and mind.
What is the nature of God's grace? The article describes the differences between God's common grace and God's special grace, in line with the reformed teaching of election. Common grace is extended to all men, but does not lead to salvation. Special grace is extended to the elect, and leads to righteousness in Jesus Christ, and thus salvation.
Some Protestant Churches have the idea of transubstantiation in that when the crackers and grape juice are blessed by the pastor, they are mysteriously transubstantiated into the proper elements of the Lord's Supper. This article discusses the biblical reasons for the use of wine for the Lord's Supper, rather than just using grape juice.
Does the fact that the old covenant is the old covenant mean that the new covenant was “plan b”? The answer is no. God did not make a mistake with the old covenant. This article looks at the relation of the old covenant to the new covenant (the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament).