Behold the Lamb! New!
John (the last prophet of the Old Covenant era and the forerunner, or the one who was specifically called by God to introduce Israel to their Messiah) is the first person in the New Testament to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. His message, “Behold the Lamb of God,” is not only the primary message of his own ministry but it is the central focus of all sacred Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. It is the very foundation of all true religion or biblical Christianity.
Man's Need of Salvation: Total Depravity and Man's Inability
We begin our study of God’s sovereign grace in salvation with the biblical teaching regarding the effect of the fall upon man and the doctrine of original sin. This teaching is crucial for understanding the doctrine of salvation because one’s understanding of the effects of the fall upon mankind will largely determine one’s view of salvation. In other words, a person’s view of man’s state resulting from Adam’s sin is foundational to that person’s concept of how man appropriates salvation.
Chosen by God
One of the fundamental doctrines that underlie the biblical teaching that men are saved by the grace of God alone is the doctrine of election. The doctrine of election refers to God’s choice of a certain number of people out of fallen humanity who in history would receive all the merits of Christ’s redemptive work and thus be truly, actually and eternally saved.
Christ's First Gospel Sermon
In the verses before us we have the second part of our Lord’s doctrinal discussion with the learned teacher Nicodemus. In versus 3 through 10 Jesus instructs him about the crucial doctrine of the new birth. When it becomes obvious that Nicodemus does not understand our Lord’s teaching on this topic at all, Jesus rebukes him for his unbelief and then proceeds to explain the importance of His own teaching and ministry.
Jesus: The Way, Truth and Life
Many people in America today view Jesus Christ as a friendly, wise, ecumenical teacher. They view Him as a great religious leader among religious leaders such as Buddha, Mohammed and Krishna. Such views, while popular, are not based on the Bible or the teaching of Jesus Himself. In fact, the sad truth is that the more the typical American truly learns about the extraordinary claims of Christ, the more he will be highly offended by His teaching.
Joe Morecraft's View of Instrumental Music in Public Worship: A Biblical Analysis New!
In the modern era of the so-called “worship wars,” there have been basically four views on worship among professing “conservative” Presbyterians....The fourth view (which is the view that will be critiqued in this study) is one which holds strictly to the regulative principle but which, due to a love of human traditions or simply a Scriptural blind spot, holds to some very inconsistent practices.