CHRISTIAN LIFE To discover that God has set us free from the illegitimate commandments of men and that we can please Him while ignoring them is indeed liberating. The Christian’s conscience is bound to the Word of God and nothing else… Thoughts on Chrisitan Liberty . THEOLOGY Because “Christ redeemed us from the curse of … More Thoughts on Christian Liberty
The biblical teaching on the assurance of grace and salvation is vitally important for healthy Christian living. The provisions that believers are given in Christ are transformative. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The sorting and working out … More Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss the Freedom Convoy and truck driver’s protests in Canada. They examine the situation with the truckers, Prime Minister Trudeau, and the Emergencies Act that was put forth and they unpack Biblical principles that Christians should apply when dealing with these type of situations. WATCH … More Canadian Freedom Convoy, The Tyranny of Trudeau & Biblical Principles To Apply
Long has the argument gone against Covenant Theology, ‘if you truly believe God choses then you also must believe there is no need to evangelize or for missions.’ Of course as someone who sits on a mission committee for the (RBNet)Reformed Baptist Network, is say hogwash. Covenant theology does not eliminate Matthew 28:18-20, it magnifies … More 3 Reasons Definite Atonement is Basic to Biblical Missions
The Sword & The Trowel Podcast This week on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore are joined by Just Thinking podcast hosts, Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker for a special show filmed live at the 2021 National Founders Conference. They cover God and State, the Church’s responsibility, the biblical role of Governmental … More God and The State
Prayers for Governing Authorities In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, the Apostle Paul wrote: “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. … More Prayers for Governing Authorities
Three articles in which Timon Cline provides a Christian assessment of Black Lives Matter TIMON CLINE An Exposition of Black Lives Matter: Organization or Movement? Part 1 An Exposition of Black Lives Matter: What Does It All Mean? Part 2 An Exposition of Black Lives Matter: Conclusion Part 3
The Sword & The Trowel Podcast TS&TT: Defying Tyrants & Fearing God – John MacArthur, 9Marks and Thinking Biblically July 28, 2020 Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss John MacArthur’s decision of civil disobedience and the 9Marks response from Jonathan Leeman – how do we think biblically about this? When … More Defying Tyrants & Fearing God – John MacArthur, 9Marks and Thinking Biblically
Identity Politics and the Bondage of the Will TIMON CLINE [M]an’s will is like a beast standing between two riders. If God rides it, it wills and goes where God wills: as the Psalm says: “I am become as a beast (before thee) and I am always with thee.” If Satan rides it, it wills … More Identity Politics and the Bondage of the Will
Over the years Reformed anything has been, among most “main stream” evangelical circles, nearly a four letter word. Mostly due to ignorance and misinformation folks think Reformed or Covenant Baptists are smug in their salvation and do not believe in evangelism of the Great Commission, but nothing could be further from the truth. This excellent … More What is a Reformed Baptist?