Gary DeMar’s Something Greater is Here is now available in paperback as well as standard eBook formats. Get yours here now. Also check out our many resources in our current SALE. Also check out our new releases, including: Abraham Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism (modernized reprint) Robert D. Linder, God or Caesar?: Case Studies in Christian Subversion of Tyranny […]
A reader sent us this question, and I realized that not only does it line up with a couple book releases we recently made, it also points out a real need: Over the years that I have been casually reading of American History in light of Reformed theology, I have heard many times to the […]
New! A brand new, modern typeface edition of Abraham Kuyper’s classic Lectures on Calvinism, applying TULIP as a comprehensive worldview. . . . Calvinism is not just five points, but is, as Dr. Kuyper makes clear, a whole, complete, coherent worldview. These Lectures represent the “next step” in Calvinism for those who have learned the […]
In a rather striking passage in his Lectures on Calvinism, Abraham Kuyper strikes the reverse sentiment of the xenophobic and quite frankly racist analysis we hear sometimes even still today. Delivered in 1898, the comments would have been startling to his American audience, probably even at Princeton, but without a doubt in much of the […]
I was saddened, though prepared, to hear of Dr. R.C. Sproul’s passing yesterday afternoon. Dr. Sproul had a tremendous impact on virtually every Reformed person, including every writer and scholar, that I know, including myself, and his life and work are greatly to be celebrated as a gift to the body of Christ. Our prayers […]
When we say Soli Deo Gloria, do we really mean it? Do we know what it meant in the context of the Reformation? Do we realize it included local government resistance, risking real, dangerous, physical consequences, to other powers and governments? Do we know, and do we acknowledge, that it still means these things today: […]
Like most Calvinists who converted from a background of Arminian evangelicalism, I experienced a profound wave of humility, freedom, and awe. I would like to share with you how those realities grew even greater for me as a Calvinist, and I would like to make you a FREE offer to help you get there, too. […]
Dean C. Curry, in a review of Theonomy: A Reformed Critique, writes that John Muether’s “The Theonomic Attraction” is a “first-rate analysis of why theonomy is thriving.” I beg to differ. Curry’s praise for Muether’s evaluation of the “theonomic mind-set” tells me that Curry has done little if any reading of Reconstructionist works. The same […]
As a student at Reformed Theological Seminary, I was taught that certain cultural applications flowed from a consistent application of Calvinism. Calvinism is synonymous with a comprehensive biblical world-and-life view. Simply put, I was told that the Bible applies to every area of life. To be a Calvinist is to make biblical application to issues […]
When I was a student at Reformed Theological Seminary (1974-1979), I was taught that certain cultural applications flowed from a consistent application of Calvinism. Calvinism is synonymous with a comprehensive biblical world-and-life view. It’s not just about TULIP (Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, Perseverance of the saints). Simply put, we were told […]
“Calvinism is back,” so says David Van Biema in the March 22, 2009 issue of Time magazine. Calvinism is listed as one of “10 ideas changing the world Right now.” It’s third on the list. When most people hear the word “Calvinism,” they bite down only on the gristle of predestination and then spit out the whole piece of meat. There is much more to Calvinism that is obscured by the misapplied aversion to particular redemption. As a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in the 1970s, I was taught that certain cultural applications flowed from a consistent application of Calvinism. Calvinism is synonymous with a comprehensive biblical world-and-life view. Simply put, I was told that the Bible applies to every area of life. To be a Calvinist is to make biblical application to issues beyond personal salvation (Heb. 5:11-14).
For years Christian writers have attributed the following quotation to James Madison (1751-1836), the fourth president of the United States, in hopes of supporting the often repeated claim that the Ten Commandments were the foundational law system of the early colonial constitutions, law codes, and Federal Constitution:
The place of Israel in Bible prophecy has a long history among non-dispensational theologians going back at least to John Calvin. By virtue of this, [Paul] teaches, the Jews are the first and natural heirs of the gospel, except to the extent that by their ungratefulness they were forsaken as unworthy
John MacArthur laid down the gauntlet on the issue of prophecy in his opening talk at the 2007 Shepherds’ Conference.
A number of people have asked me to respond to a talk that John MacArthur delivered at the 2007 Shepherds’ Conference. It seemed a little out of character for MacArthur because it had a mean-spirited tone to it.