The Better Priest

The book of Hebrews was written as an exhortation to men and women who had come to know the Lord Jesus and as a result departed from their former religion, Judaism. Due to this exodus, these early Christians were going through tremendous struggles and persecution from many fronts including being hunted by the Roman government who had outlawed it, attacks by their former religious leaders and pressured to return to their roots by family members. Their parting with Judaism came at a tremendous cost! Those religious figures from their former lives were insisting that they had left the truths that Yahweh had established. They were being under pressure to return to this religion because in the mindset of those closest to them, they had left the truth of the blessing of God.  The writer of Hebrews is penning this epistle to demonstrate that all that was given in Judaism by Yahweh was only a shadow of better things to come. These being the realities behind those shadows.

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Jeckyll & Hyde Spurgeon

It doesn’t take long to recognize in examining the content of this website that we have an admiration for Charles Spurgeon. While I know some would shudder at our gushing over him, I really have no issues with accepting this torrential admiration of a man whom God used mightily. I have personally read all his sermons and many of his books including several biographies on this prince of preachers. It would be an understatement to say that as a Reformed Baptist that he has had a massive influence on my life. He was a man of incredible depth and he made his life count in never wasting his time with pettiness but always looking on ways to advance the kingdom of Christ. He went to the grave at the age of 57 years of age and left us with several large body of works, a college and an orphanage that are still with us today. I could only wish to have his depth and his courage to stand for the word of God.

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An Open Letter To A New Calvinist

To Whom It May Concern:

In 2005, after a couple of years of deeply wrestling with it, I came to embrace with much enthusiasm what is commonly called the doctrines of grace. It was without question a pivotal moment in my Christian life since, from that point on, it seems that the bible began to really make sense to me. It was as if I had entered a whole new phase of my Christian life. I began spending most of my time examining all the relevant biblical passages dealing with this issue in quite some detail and I read as many articles and books as I could get my hands on. I probably spent more money than I had intended, but it was unquestionably all worthwhile and at times we can be more satisfied with reading than eating. I watched debates between Calvinists and non-Calvinists, listened to lectures and discussed this topic with anyone who was willing to bring up the subject. I just couldn’t get enough of TULIP! Everything I read was to further my understanding of this acrostic and this brought joy to my life.

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