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Menu for the  Truth on Infant Baptism

Audio Sermons, and short articles on the subject of Baptism.

Musings on Music and Psalmody

Menu on Psalmody

Notes from Facebook

Various interests; essays by Dr. Powell

Blogs from Blogspot.com

Various interests; essays by Dr. Powell   [93 articles and counting]

Articles on Law/Grace  NEW!

Index to Articles

Church History Papers

Leben Articles

Articles on Women Voting and in office in the church

Intemperate Applications

Women in Office

Not What They Seem:  Post 3-20-2008

I Was Wrong on Women Voting:  Post 3-27-2008

Reasons for Writing; Focus of the Creed  Post 4-1-2008

Reasons for Constitutions and Creeds  Post 4-1-2008

Affirmation and Oath in Nehemiah  Post 4-1-2008

People of the Promise, Part One  Post 4-17-2008

People of the Promise, Part Two.  Post 4-20-2008

People of the Promise, Part Three.  Post 5-12-2008

Aaron's Candlestick

Biblical ontology and epistemology.  1997-5

Abraham’s Blessing

Basket of Figs 2008-08 [scroll]

Abundant Christianity

2Peter 1b-8.  What is “Full” Christianity?  Peter’s Answer.

Access into Grace

Romans 5:1,2:  The way into the Grace of God is by faith.  Basket of Figs 2001/7  [scroll]

Age of Irrationalism

Ontological Skepticism. Distinctions.Basket of Figs 2008-10 [scroll]

And That's the Truth!

What Is Real.  The Incarnation and Reality.

Antichrist

Prophecy. Antichrist Basket of Figs 2002-11  Scroll Down

Are the Foundations Destroyed?

Ps. 11:3-5.  Can the Foundations be destroyed? NO.  Figs. 1999-02

As a Lamb, Without Spot or Blemish

1Pet. 1:18,19.  Redemption.  The Cross of Christ.

Attributes of God

A thorough study on the Incommunicable Attributes of Independence, Immutability Infinity, Unity.

Attributes of God: Chart

Chart on the Attributes of God.  Relation between the non-communicable and the communicable.

Babbling and Babbling

How could they not believe the Lord Jesus?  Basket of Figs 2008/08 [scroll down]

Because of the Promise

Why we baptize babies.   Baptism

Become As Little Children?

Childishness;  Entering the Kingdom.  1997-5   Growing Up.

Biblical Basis for Creeds and Confessions

Chart on the Scriptural demand for confession in words.

Blind Leading the Blind

Irrationalism.  Blind Obedience.  Reason and Scripture 1996-11

Blocking the Streets

Is. 59:14,15.  Truth blocking the way of equity.  Basket of Figs 2002-1  Scroll Down

Book Review

Review of certain books on evolution  1996-9

Book Reviews

Girardeau, Macleod, Lubenow, Wedgewood  1997-10

Both Good and Evil

The Patience of Job Figs. 1999-05 Scroll Down

Both Good and Evil

The Patience of Job.   From Basket of Figs, 5/1999

Bride for Christ

Genesis 2:18-25.  Marriage.  Fellowship with God.

But I Meant Well

Good Intentions. Basket of Figs 2004-7 Scroll Down

But Where Is the Soul?

Mark 8:36,37  Immortality;  Materialism   1997-10

But Where Is the Soul?

Mark 8:36,37.  The immortality of the soul.  Materialism.

Bye, Bye Galveston

Science. Global Warming and other Follies. Basket of Figs 2005-6  Scroll Down

Celebration of Life

The Virgin Mary.  Love of Life.  Honor of Women.  1997-12

Christian Education

2003 Report to the RCUS synod on Christian Education.

Church Office.  Who?

Should women be ministers, elders, and deacons?  No.

Coming of Christ

Prophecy. The Second Coming Basket of Figs 2002-11  Scroll Down

Commended in Christ

Romans 5:8.  Redemption.  Basket of Figs 2004-1 Scroll Down

Concerning the Fourth Commandment

Sabbath.  Rev. Warren Embree’s exposition.

Conspiracy of Unbelief

Predestination by humanism.  1997-1

Covenant of Feeling? Or of Promise?

Hosea 10:2, and Covenant of Feeling.  The Use of Words

Cut It in Two

Solomon; Baby,  1Kings 3, Harlots, Basket of Figs 2008-10 [scroll]

Dark Angels of God

Idolatry; Evil; Wrath of God; Basket of Figs 2005-2

Day and Night

Gen. 1:3-5.  Light as a symbol.  Time

Day They Prayed in School

Columbine.  Praying in School.  Figs. 1999-05

Dead Gods and Dead People

Decadence.  The Living God. Basket of Figs 2004-3 Scroll Down

Dead Gods

People are like their Gods

Dead Orthodoxy?  Not!

2Pet. 1:3.  Glory and Virtue from knowledge. Basket of Figs 2002-4  Scroll Down

Does the Devil Run the Show?

Who is in charge? God or the Devil?

Does Truth Warm You?

What triggers your emotions?  Love for the Truth.  1998-8

Doing What Jesus Did.

Imitating Christ. Good ethics; bad soteriology.

Dunblane and Deep Blue

Moral Responsibility.  Man a Machine?  Can Computers Think?  Figs 1996-4

Dwelling in Eternity

The Attribute of The Eternity of God:  Infinity of Time.

Easy Believism?

What is hard believism?  Do works transform faith and make is robust? Figs, 2000-10 Scroll Down

Easy Believism?

What is Hard Believism?  Will works make faith come alive?

Eating Meat is O.K.

Fur Coats; Beef Is What’s for Dinner;  Devils.

Eating Meat. Wearing Skins.

Doctrine of Devils 1Tim. 4:1-5 Basket of Figs 2002-4  Scroll Down

Eighth Commandment, Too

Coffee and labeling. Inflation.  Basket of Figs 2004-3 Scroll Down

Elements of Knowledge

Epistemology and Psalm 19

Eternity of God

The Attribute of the Eternity of God:  Infinity of Time.

Evidence of Things Hoped For

Faith: Basket of Figs 2005-6

Except Ye Eat and Drink

The Meaning of the Lord’s Supper   John 6:53-58

Faces of Evil

Rom. 1:32; 1Tim. 1:9.  Right Use of Justice.  Basket of Figs 2001-10

Faith For Righteousness

Rom. 4:1-8.  Justification by Faith.  Grace of God.  New Perspectives on Paul

Federal Theology:  Charts.

The federal headship of Adam and Jesus.  Explained in Charts.  Immediate and antecedent imputation.

Filling Heaven and Earth

The Attribute of the Immensity of God:  Infinity of Space

Finger of God

Luke 11:20:  Jesus the King of All: the Kingdom of God   Basket of Figs 2001/7  [scroll]

Food, Beauty, Godlikeness

The Temptation of Adam and Eve. Basket of Figs 2001-9    Scroll Down.

For the Sake of Ten

Sodom and Gomorrah.  Basket of Figs 2002-1  Scroll Down

Framework Hypothesis

Frank Walker:  a Critique of the Framework Hypothesis

Frequency of Communion

Professor Robert Grossmann on Frequent Communion and its errors.

Gift of God:  Love

2Tim. 1:1-7.  The Spirit of Love.

Gift of God: Power

2Tim. 1:1-7  The Spirit of Power

Gift of God: Sound Mind

2Tim. 1:1-7.  The Spirit of Soundness of Mind

Gnat-Slayers and Camels

Mighty are the Gnat-Slayers.  Ethics.

Gnats-Slayers and Camels

From Basket of Figs 2001/3.  Scroll down to find the article.   Ethics

Glory of a Man

What is the glory of man. Ps. 30:9, 12.  The tongue   Scroll down after page opens.

God and Reality

Thoughts on the Temptation:  What is the nature of reality?  Is it the same for God as for us.

God is Light, Though Our Minds Are Dark

Gen 20:11.  Faith and the Ways of God.  1998-3   Abimelech and Abraham

God of the Gaps

Contingency.  Are we in control?  Basket of Figs 2002-7  Scroll Down

Going After Her Lovers

Hos. 2:5-8  Idolatry. Basket of Figs 2002-4  Scroll Down

Good Way to Lose a Hand

Prov. 26:17.  Meddling in other’s affairs. Basket of Figs 2005-10  Scroll Down

Goodbye, Phil Donahue

Arrogance and Phil Donahue.  Figs 1996-6

Gospel of Grace

Rev. David Fagrey:  the glorious Gospel of the Grace of God.

Has God No Respect?

Is. 44:24,25  Is God’s knowledge so clear that only hatred could not see? Figs, 2000-5 Scroll Down

Hate Crimes?

Rom. 13:8.  If love fulfills the law, what crime does not involve hate?  Figs, 2000-10

Hatred of Father

Eph. 6:2  Fifth Commandments. Figs. 1999-02 Scroll Down

He Makes Me So Mad

Anger. Self Control. Children.  Basket of Figs 2005-10

Hey! You Didn’t Decide That!

Presumption. Pride Basket of Figs 2008-08 [scroll]

His Works are True

Ps. 111:7.  Rationality and unity of Scripture and Creation

Holy Amputation

Plucking out eyes; cutting off hands.  Sanctification by Mutilation?

Holy Amputation or Sanctification by Mutilation

Sanctification; Mutilation; Circumcision.  1997-7

How Do You Feel About This?

Justification. Basket of Figs 2008-08 (Scroll)

How Wise Is That?

The Foolishness of Atheism: what the fool says in his heart.  Ps. 14:1

I Am that I Am

Ex. 3:13-15.  The Attribute of the Independence of God:  Aseity of God.  Self-Containment.

I Guess This is Old News...

The Cycle of Violence.  1997-12

I Love Christmas

Christmas.  Liberty

Immutability: Unconditional Love

Does God experience us? Or we , God.  Figs. 1999-04 Scroll Down

Impossible Dream

Gen. 3:15  Impossibility of Uniting Opposites.  Basket of Figs 2002-4  Scroll Down

Infant Communion?  You Are Kidding, Right?

RCUS report on Infant Communion. [ My Title] Requires Adobe Reader.

In Your Face

Ps. 57:4. Frowardness.  Basket of Figs 2005-6  Scroll Down

Incline Thine Ear

Isaiah 55:3.  Seeking the Lord. Basket of Figs 2001-9   Scroll Down

Intemperate Applications

Good exegesis; bad applications

Is It All a Pretense?

Justification. Basket of Figs 2004-7

Is It Really the Same God?

Theism.  Eccumenism.  Uniqueness of Christianity. 1997-5

Isn’t It Clear?

Heb. 2:1,2  Clarity of Perspicuity of Scripture.  Figs. 1999-04 Scroll Down

Isn’t There Enough of Postism?

Postism  Some things do not end.  Figs. 1999-04

Isn’t It Exciting?

Worship exciting?  Really?  1998-11

It is SO Boring!

Eph. 5:14-16  Boredom is YOUR problem. Figs.  1999-10

It Is Still Right

Fighting for Oil. Basket of Figs 2003-5  Scroll Down

It Says What It Says

Reading the Bible. Basket of Figs 2005-10  Scroll Down

It’s OK to Grow Up.

Being Like a Child. Basket of Figs 2004-7 Scroll Down

Jacob Have I Loved ….

God’s Immutability in Predestination.

Jewish Legalism

Was there legalism among the Jews?  Did the Reformation misunderstand Paul and Jesus?

Joining the Human Race

Self-Conscious Christianity.  Basket of Figs 2002-7

Judge Not?

The defense of every scoundrel:  Judge not?

Judging Angels

Gal. 1:8.  Discernment.  The standard of the Gospel. 1996-11

Judgment? Or Mercy?

Amos 3:3-6.  World Trade Center. Hidden purposes of God. Basket of Figs 2001-9  Special.

Jury Duty

American Justice.  Basket of Figs 2004-3 Scroll Down

Just Beautiful!

Abortion.  Redemption.  Figs. 2000-12 Scroll Down

Or    Just Beautiful!

Just Following the Bible

Smugness. Fundamentalism.  Theological Agnosticism.  Irrationalism. 1997-7

Knowing the Difference

Power of discernment and Exercising Judgment.  Resolution of Contradiction

Knowing the Difference

Hegel.  Contradiction.  Good and Evil; knowing the difference. 1996-11

Last Days

Prophecy. The Last Days. Basket of Figs 2002-11  Scroll Down

Leading of the Spirit

Holy Spirit  Romans 8:14.  What it means to be led of the Spirit.

Left Behind?  I Hope So.

Prophecy. Last Judgment.  Left Behind.  Basket of Figs 2002-11

Legacy of the Sixties

The Revolution of the 1960’s that Leavens Today.

Let Another Praise You

George Burns and the Wisdom of Finding Yourself.   Figs 1996-6

Let God Be True

Justification of God.  Job  Basket of Figs 2001-10  Use link at top when page opens.

Light and Darkness

Gen. 1:1-5.  The call to faith.  Good and Evil.

Like David?  Not!

Moral Equivilency.  Clinton like King David?  1998-9

Living in Christ

Gal. 2:20.  The Life of Faith.  Basket of Figs 2002-1  Scroll Down

Living in the Name of Jesus

Col. 3:17.  What does it mean to Live in the Name of Jesus. 1998-3

Living in the Name of Jesus

Col. 3:17.  Use of the Name.  No Cosmic Credit Card

Look Out for the Chinese

Economics. Basket of Figs 2004-3 Scroll Down

Losing Connection

Saul’s persecution of the church;  false religion. Basket of Figs 2001-10  Scroll Down

Loving Death: Underbelly of Progressive Creation

Evolution and the Love of Death.  1997-8

Lying Images

Idolatry. Basket of Figs 2004-3 Scroll Down

Lying with Style

Powell on Lying and the Law of Contradiction

Making Up Stuff

Jeremiah 29:8  Following our Dreams.  Basket of Figs 2001-9  Scroll Down

Making Up the Rules

Deciding  Rules.  Defining winning.  Measuring themselves by themselves 1996-8

Mark of the Beast

Prophecy. The Beast and His Mark.  Basket of Figs 2002-11  Scroll Down

Mark of the Beast

The Mark of the Beast;   Prophecy

Mighty River of Grace

Titus 2:11-15.  Grace of God as Teacher.  1997-8

Modern Parables

This link will take you to a popular series of tongue-in-cheek adaptions of the parables, as if Jesus were modern liberal:

A Very Modern Prodigal Son

A Wolf Is a Wolf

Maybe It Isn’t Yours

Doing It My Way, With Justice for All

What Do You Mean, Lost?

Equality Now!

Making a Statement

The Pharisee and the Publican

But the Tree Has No Fruit

Thieves and More

The Earth Is…Whose?

Building on the Sand.

Moral Equivalency

Are All Sins the Same?  Basket of Figs 2002-7  Scroll Down

Musings on Creation

Creation thoughts

Musings on Creation

An Introduction to a series of sermons on Genesis.

Myth of the Flat Earth

Did anyone every believe this?  Slander against the church.

Naked in the World

Honor Parents; History.  1996-8

Nanny Church in Nanny State

Caretaker government in church and state.  1996-6

Nanny Church in the Nanny State

Caretaking states and caretaking churches.  Meddling politicians and Presbyters.

Never, Never, Never Hurt a Child?

Discipline.  Corporal punishment. Figs 1999-8 Scroll Down

New Morality

Antinomianism; the substitution for laws.  Basket of Figs 2002-7  Scroll Down

New Perspectives:  Index

Complete Index on articles relating to the New Perspectives on Paul

New Revelations? The Word Was Made Flesh.

Cessationism.  Perfection of Scripture  1997-1

New Revelations? The Word was Made Flesh.

Cessationism.  Are there new revelations.  What is and what isn’t?

New Tongues: Evidence for the Spirit?

Tongues.  Irrational Seizures?. 1997-7

New Tongues: Evidence of the Spirit

Speaking in Tongues.  Proof of the gift of the Spirit is not nonsense.

No Contradiction

Powell on the Law of Contradiction

No Creed But Christ?

Some thoughts on Creedal Christianity

No Creed But Christ?

No Creed But Christ?  Why do we have a creed?

No Say

Radical democracy. Figs. 1999-02 Scroll Down

Not Like Us.

Ps. 50:21,22  I Am That I Am.  The Uniqueness of God. Figs 1999-8 Scroll Down

Not Truly Reformed

Use of the word. Basket of Figs 2005-10  Scroll Down

OK? What Good Is the Law?

Use of the Law in Grace. Basket of Figs 2003-7  Scroll Down

One Lump?  Or Two?

Infra? Or Supra?  What was Paul?  Romans 9:21-24

Openness of God

Paper prepared for RCUS Ministers’ Retreat, 8/18/2003, Mitchell, SD.

Openness of God: Index

Complete Index on the Openness of God movement.

Our Business Is with God.

Why do we miss something so easy? Figs, 2000-10 Scroll Down

Our Living God

The Attributes of the Living God, the Eternal and Self-Conscious Spirit.

Patience of God

The Patience and Longsuffering of God: the perfection of His attributes.

Paul’s Gospel, or Hell.

Gal. 1:6-8, 11,12 Only One Gospel:  Christ alone.  Figs. 2000-12 Scroll Down

Prayer to God Who Is.  Faith? Or Magic?

Sorcery contrasted with Faith.  Basket of Figs 2001-9   Scroll Down

Primacy of Preaching

Rev. David Fagrey on faith preaching.

Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son, if Jesus had been a modern liberal.

Prodigal Son, The 

Parable from liberal bias

Pure Wisdom

James 3:7.  What is “Pure” wisdom.  1998-11

Purpose for Prophecy

Prophecy. The Purpose for Prophecy Basket of Figs 2002-11  Scroll Down

Random Acts of Kindness?

Irrational Ethics.   Basket of Figs 2001-9

Right Use of Justice

Hussein and Hitler and Osama  Basket of Figs 2001-10

Really Stupid Slogan

Just Do It.  Irrationalism.  Childishness.  1997-3

Regarding Not His Hands

Psalm 28:5:  Humanism/the works of God.  Basket of Figs 2001/7

Revealed Things Are Ours

Deuteronomy 29:29 Basket of Figs  2008-10  [scroll down]

Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth.   Basket of Figs 2001/3

Salt of the Earth

Genesis 18:  The faith of Sarah and Abraham.  Sodom and Gomorrah

Sanctification by Mutilation

Plucking out eyes; cutting off hands.  Sanctification by Mutilation?

Sanctification Is by Grace, Without Works

Sanctification and Faith. Basket of Figs 2003-5

Scamming Again

New York Times. Basket of Figs 2004-3 Scroll Down

Secret Things Are God,s

Deut. 29:29.  The decrees of God.  His hidden will. 1997-1

Secular Evangelism

Humanist Evangelism. Conversion to the Religion of Man. 1996-11

Self Esteem; Not Behavior

Jer. 8:12 Sin and Consequences. Basket of Figs 2004-3

Self Esteem?  Honor Your Mother and Your Father

5th Commandment.  Self Esteem.  1998-8

Self-Contained Knowledge of God

Van Til: The Independence of the Knowledge of God

Sense? Or Nonsense?

Sense? Or Nonsense.  The Testimony of the Senses.  Chicken Pox 1997-12

Setting New Records

God’s knowledge of the heart; thoughts on many other things. Basket of Figs 2001/7 [scroll]

Sexual Repression is Necessary

7th Commandment.  Matt. 5:28. 1Cor. 5:27.  Figs. 1999-02 Scroll Down

Singing Happy Songs?

Prov. 25:20  Frivolity.  Seriousness and sobriety.  1998-11

Singing Hymns?  Is It a Sin?

Exclusive Psalmody?

Singing in the Name of Jesus

Exclusive Psalmody.  Ecclesiology

Singing the Word of Christ

Exclusive Psalmody contradicts Colossians 3:16

Slaughter of the Innocents

The immediate result of Messiah’s Coming.   Matt. 2:16.  Scroll down when page opens.

So Persuade Me? But Don’t Ask Me to Work.

Luke 17:31  Diagnosing the ills of the soul.  The Rich man in hell. 1996-9

So You Thought It was Easy?

From Basket of Figs 2001/3.  Scroll down.   Heb. 5:12-14 Knowing right and wrong:  Ethics

Spirit of Antichrist

Prophecy and Last Things.  Antichrist.  1997-3

Spiritual Extortion

Extortion in Public Schools.  Intolerance. Bullying. Figs 1999-8

Splish, Splash!  Taking a Bath

The Shaking of Evolution.  Galloping Gerty.   Figs 1996-4

Spring of Love

Luke 7.  Simon the Pharisee.  Forgiveness of sins.

Tea in China?

The appeal to the absurd;  The power of Irrelevancy

That’s the Truth

1John 4:1-4  antichrist.  Basket of Figs 2002-1  Scroll Down

The Second Time

Jonah.  Getting second chances.  Mercy.  Figs. 2000-12

They Just Can’t Stand It

Dr. Laura; Providence of God. Basket of Figs 2002-4

Thinking Up Something

Imagination and two small boys.  Prov. 14:22  Figs. 1999-04 Scroll Down

THIS ,n THAT

Monogamy, women, Image of God.  1996-6

This ‘N That

Various comments. Basket of Figs 2004-1 Scroll Down

This ‘n That

Comments. Basket of Figs 2004-7 Scroll Down

This and That

1John 4:3.  Antichrist and contradiction

This ‘n That

Love is obedience? Peace between the devil and God?  Embezzlement of God’s promises.  Basket of Figs 2008-08 [scroll]

This Is an Infallible Leader

Papal Infallibility. Basket of Figs 2003-5

This ‘n That

The devil blaming God for the devil’s work. 1996-9

Time and the Fourth Day

Sabbath.  Fifth Commandment.  Time in control.  Discerning the Times

Train Up a Child

Prov. 22;6.  Children. Basket of Figs 2005-6  Scroll Down

Tribal Christianity: an Oxymoron

Jerusalem below and above:  The Covenant in the Flesh/Covenant in the Spirit

Truth, the Daughter of Time

Prov. 22:12.  Whitaker Chambers. Basket of Figs 2004-1 Scroll Down

TULIP:  the I

Irresistible Grace

TULIP:  the L

Limited Atonement

TULIP:  the P

Perseverance of the Saints

TULIP:  the T

Man’s Total Depravity

TULIP:  the U

Unconditional Election, or Unmerited Favor

Turning Grace into Law

Legalism; Basket of Figs 2004-1

Tyranny of the Practical

Earthly mindedness.  Denial of the Spiritual Figs 1999-8 Scroll Down

Unity of God

The Unity of God:  Singularity and Simplicity

Upstart Crows!

Dressing Paganism in Christian clothes.

Van Til on Epistemology

Concerning the Law of Contradiction and other things.

Vanity, Vanity

Rom. 8:19,20.  The emptiness! The emptiness! Figs. 1999-04 Scroll Down

Vengeance Belongs to the Lord

Rom. 12:19.  Getting Even; revenge. Basket of Figs 2005-2  Scroll Down

Vision Statement

Vision of Trinity Covenant Church

Was Early Christianity Corrupted by Hellenism?

Refutation of a charge often heard by the New Perspectives people, certain advocates of corrupt biblical theology and other heretics.

We Must Trust This Stuff?

Freud, Mead, Kinsey, and other FRAUDS.  1997-5

What About Jesus?

Who is our business with?     1996-6

What Do You Do with Guilt?

Basket of Figs 2005-2  Scroll Down

What Do You Mean “God”?

Definition and Attributes. Figs.  1999-10 Scroll Down

What Good Are They?

Rom. 2:1.  Good Intentions. 1996-9

What Good Is a Clean Stable?

Perfectionism.  Clean for Clean’s sake.  Self-Righteousness.

What Good Is a Clean Stable?

Perfectionism.  Self-Righteousness.  Moralism

What Is Man’s Glory

Jeremiah 9:23,24:  What is the Glory of a Man?

What Is Man’s Glory?  2nd article

Jeremiah 9:23, 24:  What is the glory of a man?  1998-5

What Is the Church For?

Why is there a church?  Why do we go to church?

What Is This For?

Ontological Skepticism.  Carpentry Tools  Basket of Figs 2008-10 [scroll]

What Is Worship in the R.C.U.S.?

This is from the Directory of Worship for the Reformed Church in the United States.

What Is Your Five Year Plan?

Presumptuousness; Tempting God.  Basket of Figs 2008/08 [Scroll]

What of God?

1Cor. 15:6  God and Cats?. Sentimentality.  Emotion and Reason. 1998-5

What Stage Do You Play?

Play-acting through life.  Choosing your stage. 1996-9

What Weapon Against God?

Is. 54:16,17.  What weapon is effective against God, Who made all?  1998-8

When Truth Falls

Is. 59:14,15  No Truth, no fairness or equity.  Figs. 1999-02 Scroll Down

Where is Safety?

Is. 28:15.   Scroll Down.   Where is refuge and safety?

Who Shall Declare It?

Is. 44:6,7  Determinism/Providence. First and Secondary Causes. Figs, 1996-4.

Why It Does Not Seem Relevant

Why learn this?  Irrationalism from Seinfelt to Sagan. 1998-5

Why the Wicked Have Power

Ps 17:13  God’s use of the wicked.  Basket of Figs 2002-4  Scroll Down

Why Have You Become So Mean?

Sentiment is not love.   Scroll Down.

Wine and the Scripture

The doctrine of wine in the Scripture.

Wise in His Own Conceits

Prov. 26:12.  Making Excuses  Basket of Figs 2005-2  Scroll Down

Wishful Thinking

Faith, promises, and wishful thinking.  1998-5

Wonder of It All

Deut. 10:16  Righteousness of Faith: Basket of Figs 2005-2  Scroll Down

Words of Life

Pr. 14:25  What wonderful words are in the Gospel? Figs, 2000-5  Scroll Down

Words, Words, Words

Missing the diagnosis.  Blind leading the blind. Figs, 2000-10  Scroll Down

Worship at Trinity Covenant Church.

From the Directory of Worship of the RCUS

Worship in Spirit and in Truth

Jn. 4:23,24 Inwardness of true worship.  The Temple. Figs.  1999-10 Scroll Down

Worst of Famines

Amos 8:10,11.  Not finding God’s Word. 1996-6

Yea? Hath God Said?

Student Robert Wieland:  Criticism of New Testament Biblical Criticism.

Yeast in the Lord's Supper

Prof. Robert Grossmann: Leavened or unleavened?  Bread in the Lord’s Supper.

Yes! I Have an Immortal Soul

Mark 8:36.  Thoughts on the immortality of the Soul  Figs, 2000-5

You Stand by Faith

Justification by Faith. Basket of Figs 2003-7

Ursinus, 9th Commandment

Exposition of Question 112 in the Catechism.

No! I Am Not My Brother’s Keeper

Cain and Abel.  Socialism

Salt of the Earth

From Basket of Figs 2001-03

Gnat Slayers and Camels

From Basket of Figs 2001-03

 So You Thought It Was Easy?

From Basket of Figs 2001-03

Invictus: Regarding Not His Hands

From Basket of Figs 2001-07  Henley  Invictus.

Balderdash: Setting New Records

From Basket of Figs 2001-07  Sissification of America.

Access into Grace

From Basket of Figs 2001-07  Access by Faith into Grace

Finger of God

From Basket of Figs 2001-07  The Power of God

Random Acts of Kindness?

From Basket of Figs 2001-09  Think! Don’t Just Do It!

Magic? Or Praying in Faith

From Basket of Figs 2001-09   Sorcery?

Incline Your Ear?

From Basket of Figs 2001-09   Being ready to listen.

Making Things Up?

From Basket of Figs 2001-09    Imagination vs. Truth

Good Food, Beauty, and Godlikeness

From Basket of Figs 2001-09   The World and Eve’s Temptation

 For the Sake of Ten

From Basket of Figs 2002-01   Abraham and Sodom

Judgment? Or Mercy

From Basket of Figs 2001-09   9-11 Twin Tower Attack

Faces of Real Evil

From Basket of Figs 2001-10   Hitler and Osama

Losing Connection

From Basket of Figs 2001-10   Third Use of the Law. Apologetics

Let God Be True

From Basket of Figs 2001-10   Theodicy.  Vindication of God.

Blocking the Streets

From Basket of Figs 2002-01  Is. 55:14,15.  Equity and Truth; Fair.

That’s the Truth

From Basket of Figs 2002-01  1John 4:1-3   Truth and AntiChrist

Living in Christ

From Basket of Figs 2002-01  Gal 2:20  My life now in the flesh.

They Just Can’t Stand It!

From Basket of Figs 2002-04  Dr. Laura.  Providence

Eating Meat and Wearing Skins

From Basket of Figs 2002-04  Liberty in Christ

Going After Her Lovers

From Basket of Figs 2002-04  Adultery and Fornication

Dead Orthodoxy?  Not!

From Basket of Figs 2002-04  Living in Truth

Why the Wicked Have Power

From Basket of Figs 2002-04  Theodicy   God’s use of evil

The Impossible Dream

From Basket of Figs 2002-04  God’s Rule Over All Things

Joining the Human Race

From Basket of Figs 2002-07  God’s providence and power

Moral Equivalency

From Basket of Figs 2002-07  Are all sins equal?

The New Morality

From Basket of Figs 2002-07  How has the idea of sin changed

God of the Gaps?

From Basket of Figs 2002-07  Is He only God of the Gaps?

This is an Infallible Leader?

From Basket of Figs 2003-05  Pope and War.

Sanctification is of Grace, Too

From Basket of Figs 2003-05  Sanctification by Law?  NO

It is Still Right

From Basket of Figs 2003-05  Fight for Oil?  Greed is greed!

You Stand by Faith

From Basket of Figs 2003-7  Justification; Faith; Grace.

OK, So What Good Is the Law

From Basket of Figs 2003-7  The Uses of the Law

Turning Grace into Law

From Basket of Figs 2004-1  Legalism and Grace

Truth, the Daughter of Time

From Basket of Figs 2004-1  Truth vs. Lies

Commended in Christ

From Basket of Figs 2004-1  Romans 5:8ff

This ‘n That

From Basket of Figs 2004-1  Thoughts on things

Self Esteem: Not Behavior

From Basket of Figs 2004-4  Shame and Conscience

Watch Out for the Chinese

From Basket of Figs 2004-4  Economics

Jury Duty

From Basket of Figs 2004-4  American Justice

Scamming Again

From Basket of Figs 2004-4  Jason Blair

Eighth Commandment

From Basket of Figs 2004-4  Different Weights

Lying Images

From Basket of Figs 2004-4  Idols and Images

Dead Gods and Dead People

From Basket of Figs 2004-4  Dead idols. Living God.

Is It all a Pretense?

From Basket of Figs 2004-7  Justification

It is OK to Grow Up!

From Basket of Figs 2004-7  Mature Christianity

But I Meant Well!

From Basket of Figs 2004-7  Calvin on Good Intentions

This ‘n That

From Basket of Figs 2004-7  No Render to Caesar in Islam

The Dark Angels of God

From Basket of Figs 2005-2  The wrath of God

The Wonder of It all

From Basket of Figs 2005-2  Marvelous Grace of our Loving Lord

Vengeance Belongs to God

From Basket of Figs 2005-2  We are forbidden revenge

Guilt and Conceit

From Basket of Figs 2005-2  Hiding Guilt-wise in our own eyes.

Faith, the Evidence of Thing Hoped For

From Basket of Figs 2005-6  The Nature of Faith as Title

Bye, Bye Galveston

From Basket of Figs 2005-6  Shifting the Measurement

In Your Face

From Basket of Figs 2005-6  Intellectual Poverty

Train Up a Child

From Basket of Figs 2005-6  Christian nurture

He Makes Me So Mad

From Basket of Figs 2005-10  Hooking Anger

Not Truly Reformed?

From Basket of Figs 2005-10  What is Reformed?

It Says What It Says

From Basket of Figs 2005-10  Covenant Words

A Good Way to Lose a Hand

From Basket of Figs 2005-10  Meddling.

The Unity of the Church

From Basket of Figs 2007-05 The Unity of the Church  Ecclesiology

Not Experiment nor Museum

From Basket of Figs 2007-05 What the church is.

How Times Have Changed!

From Basket of Figs 2007-05  Lidice.

The Active and Passive Obedience

From Basket of Figs 2007-10  Christ’s Righteousness

Who Are You Kidding?

From Basket of Figs 2007-10  Justification

I Am But a Child

From Basket of Figs 2007-10  Solomon

How Does That Feel to You?

From Basket of Figs 2008-08  Finney, Emerson, subjectivism

Abraham’s Promise

From Basket of Figs 2008-08  Abraham.  Covenant

Babbling and Babbling

From Basket of Figs 2008-08  Philosophers and bad ears

What’s Your Five Year Plan?

From Basket of Figs 2008-08  Who holds the future?

Hey! You Didn’t Decide That!

From Basket of Figs 2008-08  Providence

This ‘N That

From Basket of Figs 2008-08  Miscellany

What Is This For?

From Basket of Figs 2008-10  Ontology

Cut It in Two – Win, Win.

From Basket of Figs 2008-10  Compromise

Things Revealed Belong to Us and our Children

From Basket of Figs 2008-10  Covenant mercies

Age of Irrationalism

From Basket of Figs 2008-10  Sound Thought is Christian

The Leading of the Spirit

From Basket of Figs 2008-12  Salvation; Holy Spirit

The Glory of a Man

From Basket of Figs 2008-12  Tongue  Lying

The Slaughter of the Innocents

From Basket of Figs 2008-12  Herod, Christmas, Tribulation, Messiah

Why Have You Become So Mean?

From Basket of Figs 2008-12  Molestation, Repentance

Where Is Safety?

From Basket of Figs 2008-12  Refuge in God

Worship as Consumption

From Basket of Figs 1990-04  Ecclesiology   Worship

Is Man Programmable?

From Basket of Figs 1990-04  Image of God;  Predestination; Decree

Marks of a Bible Church

From Basket of Figs 1990-05  Ecclesiology.  Church

Victory Over Fear

From Basket of Figs 1990-07  Faith,  Fear

Reasons for Words

From Basket of Figs 1990-07  Language, Confession, Creeds

Why Christian Schools

From Basket of Figs 1990-08  Education; Discipline, Training

The Scourge of Lawless Love

From Basket of Figs 1990-11  Unconditional Love?  God’s Love

The Dream Lives, Though Marxism is Dead

From Basket of Figs 1990-11  Idolatry; Progressivism; World Dream