Are You Good Enough? »

For as long as I can remember there has been a silent cultural message that “if you’re good enough” God will accept you as his own and secure you a permanent place at his side in eternity.  From Country and Western songs to Hallmark movie nights we are captured by the idea of a person [...]

Right Questions Wrongly Answered »

(Editorial Note:  This article was written prior to Sunday’s shooting in Wisconsin.  Originally published in the Fort Bend Herald, July 29, 2012.  Minor edits have been inserted for this venue and date) While the escalation of mass homicide in recent years is truly disturbing, perhaps equally ominous is our nation’s continued denial concerning the origination [...]

The Gospel Truth Pt. 6 (vlog) – Jesus: the Fulfillment of the Law »

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)(This is a continuation of The Gospel Truth video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.) I’ve often said that “the [...]

The Gospel Truth: Atonement in the Old Testament Pt. 2 »

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)(This is a continuation of The Gospel Truth video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.) Last week’s post examined the [...]

Gospel Truth: The Wrath of God Toward Sin (Vlog Series) »

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)A popular message today attempts to discredit the notion that God has wrath toward sin.  The proponents of this message claim that because God is love, and everything God does is motivated by love, that God cannot have wrath.  Today’s post in [...]

The Gospel Truth: Man is Sinful (Vlog Series) »

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)New Vlog Series, Updating Weekly:  The Gospel Truth See the entire series as it is added at our Video Teaching Series page. The gospel message is a unique one in scripture.  Never is it open to individual interpretation or denominational packaging.  The [...]

The Penal Substitution Theory: On the Mark »

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Pastoral Soteriology

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Pastoral SoteriologyThe Penal Substitution Theory While all atonement theories examined thus far have failed at producing a biblically-based portrayal of the doctrine of salvation, Anselm had at least gotten close with his Necessary-Satisfaction Theory.  Building upon some of those very principles, the Penal Substitution Theory, [...]

The Necessary-Satisfaction Theory of Atonement »

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Pastoral Soteriology

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Pastoral SoteriologyContinuing our examination of numerous atonement theories which have circulated the church throughout history, it must be observed that thus far in this series there has not been revealed a tremendous amount of success in the packaging of such systems into understandable, yet valid [...]

More False Atonement Doctrine: The Moral-Example Theory »

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Pastoral Soteriology

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Pastoral Soteriology(A continuation of the series, A Pastoral Soteriology.) Jesus noted, “wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it (Mat 7:13).  To that end, it should be no surprise that there are so many erroneous [...]

Unsound Theories of Atonement »

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Pastoral Soteriology

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Pastoral Soteriology(A continuation of the series, A Pastoral Soteriology.) Understanding that sin carries the penalty of death, separation and God’s extended wrath toward the sinner brings one to the natural yearning to understand the nature of the provision God has made for the restoration of [...]