Category Archives: Liberalism

W.G.T. Shedd on the Importance of Preaching and Teaching on the Reality of Hell

Preaching that dwells on or even mentions the reality of hell and eternal punishment has fallen into disfavor these days, but in his The Doctine of Endless Punishment, Reformed Theologian W.G.T. Shedd pointed out why we must continue to preach … Continue reading

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13 Differences Between the PCA and the PCUSA

I was recently asked to outline some of the major differences between the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) and my own denomination the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and I came up with the following 13 point list: 1) … Continue reading

Posted in Denominational Differences, Ecclesiology, Liberalism, PCA, PCUSA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Whatever Happened to the Ninth Chapter of Esther?

You don’t have to be a theologian to realize that while heaven and salvation are still popular, hell and Divine judgment are taking a beating these days. Whether it’s Gallup polls that reveal that many more Christian Americans believe in … Continue reading

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The Three Basic Forms of Defective Preaching

It seems to me that there are three ways you can preach the gospel defectively and as a result not see much if any lasting fruit: 1)  The First and Most Catastrophic form of defective preaching is preaching that is … Continue reading

Posted in Arminianism, Evangelism and Church Growth, Liberalism, Pelagianism, Preaching, The Invitation System | 5 Comments

What The Church Can Learn From Antiochus Epiphanes

With the Jewish celebration of Chanukkah just around the corner, I thought it might be worthwhile to briefly consider that portion of the history of God’s people, and determine if there is anything we can learn from the villian and … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Liberalism, Old School Presbyterian Churches, Persecution, The Sabbath | 2 Comments

Let the Church do the Work of the Church!

The Following quote is from William Hendriksen’s commentary on Matthew and seems particularly apt, not only because of the various kinds of politicking going on in American churches at election time, but also because evangelicals in particular once again seem … Continue reading

Posted in Liberalism, The Spirituality of the Church | 2 Comments

Reinventing Liberalism, and How to Avoid Doing It

For some time now I’ve been thinking that if I were to write a book on current trends in Reformed and Evangelical theology, it would be entitled Reinventing Liberalism. If one were to trace the course of Evangelicalism as it … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Liberalism, Seminary Education | 9 Comments