Cutting the Sinner Off

Now that I have your full attention, let me direct you to this wonderful post by John Hendryx over at the Reformation Theology blog.

John also runs what I simply call the Best. Website. Ever. – It is the most incredible, comprehensive resource of Reformation Theology ever assembled in cyberspace. John has a keen understanding of the concept of monergism as opposed to synergism. He has an ability of explaining these high level theological systems in a way that is very easy to grasp. I highly recommend that you read every article he has written on the subject. John’s writings are only a drop in the ocean, however, compared to all the material from venerable dead theologians he has to offer. Many contemporary reformed theologians are featured there as well. The sheer volume of information available is likely to overwhelm you at first. Just pick a topic and dig in. Centuries of Godly wisdom and knowledge are to be found there. You must check it out!

Yeah, I know, this is yet another post linking to someone else’s work, but don’t give up on me yet. I’m still recovering from my illness. My energy level is still low, so I don’t stay up late blogging like I should. Maybe, I’m getting too old for this sort of foolishness… Naaah!

Believe it or not I have many writing projects on the burner including several mailbag questions I’m in the process of answering. I also plan on launching a series of posts explaining the 5 points of Calvinism. All this and much, much more will be coming to a monitor near you! Stay tuned!

OK, I’m done humiliating myself with cheesy self-promotion. You may continue on with your life now.


Buffet of Beliefs

In this post I am wrapping up the story of the discussion I held with my ‘devil’s advocate’ friend and the student worker ‘Ned’ in my office. You can read the first part of the dialogue here. The bulk of the discussion had thus far been dominated by Barney and I. After he left, the door stood wide open for Ned and I to continue speaking about religious matters.

I quickly discovered Ned staunchly believes in the ‘all roads lead to God’ approach to salvation. I tried to sum up his worldview with the following analogy. I said, “So God has set up the religions of the world as a kind of buffet of beliefs, where people can choose what system best fits their tastes. All God requires in return is sincerity and adherence to the commands and dictates of that faith.”

Ned shrugged, “Sure. Why not?”

I replied, “Jesus plainly said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ The word proclaims there is ‘no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved’. ‘Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved’. ” Continue reading

A Healing Break

I’ve been sick with an extreme cold since last Thursday. I’m not much better today, either. Since my head (and chest) are so congested, I can’t string two coherent thoughts together. So, I’m taking a brief break from blogging until my mind and body are back in order. Hopefully, that will be no later than Wednesday or Thursday. In the meantime, amuse yourselves with this witty bit of satire from a fellow blogger.

Pray for a quick and complete healing!