The Gospel


By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestined unto everlasting life; and others foreordained to everlasting death.
The Westminster Confession of Faith, Ch. III:3

Those of mankind who are predestined unto life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to His eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of His will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory, out of His mere free grace and love, without any other thing in the creature as a condition or cause moving Him thereunto.
The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, III:5

Jonathan Edwards

The enjoyment of [God] is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husband, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Speechless (Silencing The Christians)

Just wanted to help promote this documentary. Click here to check for showtime. It would be a great study for Sunday School or small group. If you cannot view the show, you can purchase a DVD copy for each episode. You can also get a discussion guide for every episode . There are 13 episodes all together.
But though we (Paul, Silvanus and Timothy) had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.

Monday, February 25, 2008

What Is A Christian Weltanschauung?

Apologetics is a very facinating subject to me. I am facinated with how an Apologist defend the Christian faith. The ability to answer and defend our faith is a must for every believer. I am thankful for the grace of God to be able to read and study in depth about Him and hopefully be a better apologist in the future. This is what progressive sanctification is all about. Let's get to todays blog.....

Weltanschauung means worldview borrowed from the Germans to decribe one's perspective on life. There are many worldviews but which one we can truly trust? Three normally asked questions when it comes to Christian and non-Christian world views.

1. Why are we here?
2. What's wrong with the world?
3. How can we fix it?

A prevalent worldview today is Naturalism, which answers the three questions like this:

1) We are the product of random acts of nature with no real purpose.
2) We do not respect nature as we should.
3) We can save the world through ecology and esprit de corps.

A naturalistic worldview generates many related philosophies such as moral relativism, existentialism, pragmatism, and utopianism.

A Christian worldview, on the other hand, answers the three questions biblically:

1) We are God’s creation, designed to govern the world and fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:15).
2) We sinned against God and subjected the whole world to a curse (Genesis 3).
3) God Himself has redeemed the world through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ (Gen 3:15, Luke 19:10), and will one day restore creation to its former pristine state (Isaiah 65:17-25).

A Christian worldview leads us to believe in moral absolutes, miracles, human dignity, and the possibility of redemption.It is important to remember that a worldview is comprehensive. It affects every area of life, from money to morality, from politics to art.

True Christianity is more than a set of ideas to use at church. Christianity as taught in the Bible is itself a worldview. The Bible never distinguishes between a “religious” and a “secular” life; the Christian life is the only life there is. Jesus proclaimed Himself “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) and, in doing so, became our Weltanschauung / worldview.

Recommended Resource:
Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview by William Lane Craig & J.P. Moreland.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Why this blog?

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. This is the purpose of this blog! A proper study of God's truth will unlock who we are and who He is, in our short earthly existence. A truth identity of ourselves can only comes from the right and honest understanding of who God is. I hope you and I will take the time to study and renew our mind to glorify God in our progressive sanctification process. Jesus said, Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me (John 14:1).. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6)