SUNDAY SCHOOL: FOREORDINATION

Today we continued our study of the Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 3, where we continued to speak to the issue of God’s foreordination of all that comes to pass. This issue seems to create a great deal of tension in the Christian community, which is a shame because in the Scriptures, the doctrine of…

The Uniformity of Nature and Materialism

The Uniformity of Nature      Another major issue that develops when evaluating materialistic worldview falls into the area of how the adherent to this view justifies the Inductive Principle. First, how can the materialist utilize particular experience to formulate generalized conclusions about nature and reality? Second, how can the unbeliever, who believes that at its…

Moral Absolutes and Materialism

Moral Absolutes      The second realm of law that the materialistic universe cannot justify falls into the area of moral absolutes. Like logical laws/absolutes, moral absolutes are the universal, abstract and invariant standard that undergirds objective ethical claims. They are absolute in the sense that they are universally binding, they are immaterial in nature and…

Transcendentals, Logical Absolutes and Materialism

Transcendentals      The understanding of a transcendental is generally put forth in one of three ways in modern thought. First, a transcendental can refer to that which is transcendent, such as the existence of the Christian God, Allah of the Islamic faith or deistic gods outside of the created order. Next, a transcendental may be…

New Audio: Psalm 128 and God’s Foreordination

Last week I preached on Psalm 128, speaking to the issue of the covenant home and its importance within the church. Also, the last two Sunday School’s have dealt with the Westminster Confession chapter 3 and God’s sovereign predestination of ALL that comes to pass. Here’s the audio from all of the above and many…

Colossians 1.15-20 PowerPoint

Since the posting of the Philippians 2.5-11 PowerPoint seemed to be helpful to some, I thought it might be equally beneficial to post my PowerPoints for Colossians 1.15-20. Again, notice the absolute deity of Christ in this passage and pay special attention to the terms “image” and “firstborn” in verse 15, which must be interpreted…