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The End of Patriarchy?

Posted on Oct. 12, 2008

Homosexual Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson Declares the End of Patriarchy

Last week Duke University’s Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life invited the openly gay Anglican Bishop, Gene Robinson to speak to students. During his stay, he announced the root issue causing so much commotion around his life,

“At first look, it appears to be about homosexuality. Step back and it appears to be about Biblical authority… If we step back one step further and notice this has way more power and energy than it ought to, my own opinion is that this is actually about the end of patriarchy.”

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Genesis, The Beginning of the Gospel

Posted on Oct. 02, 2008

Here is a sermon summary of the book of Genesis

The gospel begins here in Genesis. Can you explain the gospel? Genesis gives you the outline. The good news opens with the Creator God and His beneficial, eternal kingdom (creation Gen 1-2). It continues with God, the Father of His children in rebellion (fall – Gen 3); it unfolds with His acting as their Redeemer (salvation by faith alone - Gen 15:6) and their Governor (discipleship – Gen 12-50). The rest of the Bible is about one single thing: “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.” As it is with Genesis, all of the redemptive acts of God in the Old Testament point to Christ. All things are fulfilled in Christ. All things are explained by Christ.

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Why are Evangelicals Applauding the Stay at Home Dad?

Posted on Sep. 20, 2008

Olivia St. John has written a powerful piece identifying one of the truly disturbing aspects of the Palin candidacy. She asks,

“So is Todd Palin ready to be ‘first lady’?”

Mrs. St. John relates how this absurdity works out in the real life of Todd Palin by citing a Palin spokeswoman,

“Todd… is involved in fulfilling ‘the ceremonial duties of a first gentleman.’ In fact, he recently hosted a tea for former first ladies of the state at the governor’s mansion in Juneau. I wonder if he held his pinkie upright as he sipped from his demitasse cup.”

The reality is that those who vote for this ticket are also applauding the stay at home dad. St. John states this succinctly,

“Todd will become a stay-at-home househusband.”

It should take our breath away that Todd Palin will be the very first man in history to play this role reversal in the highest offices of the land. Why? There is a reason this is the first time in history for such a thing. The short answer is that we have completely rejected the biblical order for home, church and state. We have abandoned our theological moorings regarding manhood and womanhood, motherhood and fatherhood. These moorings have been constructed from explicit statements of scripture that are not valued much anymore.

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Helpmeet From a Different Era - Susanna Spurgeon

Posted on Sep. 18, 2008


Susanna Spurgeon speaks glowingly of the focus of her life in their Nightingale Lane home,

“Our children grew apace in the sweet country air, and my whole time and strength were given to advance my dear husband’s welfare and happiness. I deemed it my joy and privilege to be ever at his side, accompanying him on many of his preaching journeys, nursing him in his occasional illnesses, his delighted companion during his holiday trips, always watching over and tending him with the enthusiasm and sympathy which my great love for him inspired. I mention this… simply that I may record my heartfelt gratitude to God that, for a period of ten blessed years, I was permitted to encircle him with all the comforting care and tender affection which it was in a wife’s power to bestow.”

Then, after these ten years, she fell ill and he cared for her.

From, “The Life of Susannah Spurgeon,” by Charles Ray, The Banner of Truth Trust, p173


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Feminist to Feminist: Sarah Palin’s “Muscular American Feminism”

Posted on Sep. 16, 2008

Camille Paglia, hard core feminist writing in Salon, identifies the new style feminism of Sarah Palin which she says, is “feminism’s greatest leap since Madonna,”

“Conservative though she may be, I felt that Palin represented an explosion of a brand new style of muscular American feminism. At her startling debut on that day, she was combining male and female qualities in ways that I have never seen before. And she was somehow able to seem simultaneously reassuringly traditional and gung-ho futurist. In terms of redefining the persona for female authority and leadership, Palin has made the biggest step forward in feminism since Madonna channeled the dominatrix persona of high-glam Marlene Dietrich and rammed pro-sex, pro-beauty feminism down the throats of the prissy, victim-mongering, philistine feminist establishment.”


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Elections “What do the Scriptures Say?”

Posted on Sep. 16, 2008

Dan Horn preached on the doctrine of the sufficiency of scripture for how it applies to elections and evaluating candidates. He identifies the biblical tests for candidates. He answers many contemporary questions that people are asking today. Elections “What do the Scriptures Say?”


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Is Sarah Palin the Right Role Model?

Posted on Sep. 13, 2008

What does the Bible say about women’s roles? My new book “Feminine by Design ~ The Twelve Pillars of Biblical Womanhood” answers this question using scripture alone.

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Established by the Gospel Romans 9-16

Posted on Sep. 10, 2008

As we summarize the last half of the letter to the Romans, we should not forget to whom this letter was written. It was written to freshly saved, storm tossed believers in the great pagan city of Rome. Rome was a city overcome by idolatry and debauchery, and this letter shows us that God always has something to say to His people living in pagan cities. We too are these kinds of people. We live in the midst of “a wicked and perverse generation.”

There are many struggles confronting people justified by faith living in these conditions. So Paul does what he always does so well.  Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he puts his finger in the wound.  And in doing so he heals that same wound by applying the salve of the Gospel. The wound is festering because a great and tragic exchange has been made.  The glory of God has been “exchanged for a lie.”  This is the great temptation -  the great liability of people living in the cities of the world . All of our problems and all of our sorrows can be traced there. This great wound is the cause of the bloodshed in the souls of men. But God is not content to leave sinners in their wounds and so He sends the gospel through the apostle Paul. Paul does a loving thing and puts the healing finger of the Lord Jesus Christ right into the center of the festering wound of mankind – the exchanged glory of God for a lie.

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Searing the Conscience of the Church

Posted on Sep. 09, 2008

Will Christian young ladies find a role model in Sarah Palin? We should beware because she does not promote the biblical vision of womanhood. She is not keeper at home (Titus 2:5). She is not a helper to her husband ( Genesis 2:18). She is building the kingdom of another man not her husband (Prov 31). Her lifestyle proclaims, “you can have it all – wife, mother, executive.”

Exalting this role model praises things that are contrary to the express will of God. Consider how the Sarah Palin candidacy is working to further sear the consciences of American Christians against the explicit principles and commands of scripture regarding biblical manhood and womanhood. This is one of the most significant attacks against the Christian conscience in a long time. This candidacy, which is an apologetic for females in authority, destroys the biblical vision of motherhood and home life. It happily and flauntingly rejects the creation order.

Consider that men who are applauding this, are leading the church into more confusion and error. It is alarming to me that they sweep explicit commands and principles under the carpet and pretend they are not there. They seem to do this for some greater good like ending abortion or stopping Obama.

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The Centrality of the Gospel, Romans 1-8

Posted on Sep. 07, 2008

The gospel is central to all of life -  summarizing the message

If you do not understand the gospel you cannot be saved, you cannot rightly interpret your feelings, govern your thoughts, raise your children, maintain relationships with friends, conduct your work life or maintain loving church life.”

Romans begins and ends with the gospel. In Romans 1,Paul says that he is separated to the Gospel of God and that he is “not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God to salvation,” Romans ends with a prayer that “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ.”

Statements by great men on the importance of the gospel make this perfectly clear

C.H. Spurgeon

“Never lose heart in the power of the gospel. Do not believe that there exists any man, much less any race of men, for whom the gospel is not fitted.” (CHS)

“Let this be to you the mark of true gospel preaching - where Christ is everything, and the creature is nothing; where it is salvation all of grace, through the work of the Holy Spirit applying to the soul the precious blood of Jesus.” (CHS)

“On Christ, and what he has done, my soul hangs for time and eternity. And if your soul also hangs there, it will be saved as surely as mine shall be. And if you are lost trusting in Christ, I will be lost with you and will go to hell with you. I must do so, for I have nothing else to rely upon but the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived, died, was buried, rose again, went to heaven, and still lives and pleads for sinners at the right hand of God.” (CHS)

“We have an unchanging gospel, which is not today green grass and tomorrow dry hay; but always the abiding truth of the immutable Jehovah.” (CHS)

“The gospel is not ‘God loves us,’ but ‘God loves us at the cost of his Son.’” (Derek Thomas)

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