The Reformation: A Matter of Interpretation
The date was October 31, 1517. A young Augustinian monk nailed a list of ninety-five points of disagreement with the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. His name, of course, was Martin Luther. Most people in the sphere of Christendom know his name. However, the numbers are fewer of those who know exactly what he did, and why he did it. Today, in honor of what God did through Martin Luther and the other reformers we are going to take a brief look at what is known as the Protestant Reformation…Read More
Biblical Counseling: The Reformed (Covenant) Approach vs. The Dispensational Approach
There is no mistake; the way the Bible is understood is foundational to an accurate view of Biblical Counseling. There are many approaches to Biblical Counseling because of the different ways the Bible is interpreted. What are the differences between the Reformed approach and the Dispensational approach? Which is more accurate and why? View this series to get a good take on the differences and why one is a biblical way of counseling.
The Temples of the Bible
– I have just returned from a trip to Israel. While there I enjoyed an extensive tour of the Temple Mount with Dr. Randall Price and World of the Bible Ministries. Thus, I have been thinking quite a bit lately about the biblical temples. It seems to me that the various Jerusalem temples described in the Bible represent one of the great unifying themes of Scripture. They represent God’s past, present, and future hand in history. Thus, one way to get a perspective on what God has done, is doing, and will do, is to become familiar with the various temples of Scripture. To this end, this article and my next three articles will briefly survey what the Bible teaches on this important subject. To begin with, it is helpful to understand the four Jewish temples. Two of these temples existed in past Jewish history. Two of these temples will exist in Israel’s future.
The Sufficiency of Scripture: Is God's Word Enough?
For thousands of years there has been one thing that was the final authority on all things, period; “Then God said…” (Gen. 1:3). Yet, seemingly no sooner had those words been uttered that another voice was heard casting doubt on the authority of the word of God; “Indeed, has God said?”(Gen. 3:1) Or in other words, “Is what He said really accurate?” And so the battle over the authority of God’s word began. Dr. Steve Spurlin addresses the sufficiency of God’s Word in this series.