The Good News

The word “gospel” simply means “good news.”  The gospel is the historic, revealed message concerning Jesus Christ. It is that record of events which focuses upon Christ’s life, death, and resurrection for sinners. It is important…

Church Plant in South Surrey – Tuesday Night Bible Study

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6) Free Grace Baptist Church, acting prayerfully on the need for a Reformed Baptist church in the Surrey area, founded a Tuesday night Bible Study,…

A Faithless King and a Faithful Prophet

In 1 Kings 22:1-28, Ahab plans to go to battle with the Syrians in order to re-capture Ramoth Gilead. He invites Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, to accompany him in an alliance of the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel. Jehoshaphat requests…

The Covenant of Redemption

The covenant of redemption is pretemporal, intratrinitarian, and foundational with reference to God’s dealings with his elect. It is referred to in the 2nd London Confession of Faith 1677/1689 (2LCF) 7:3 as “that eternal covenant transaction…

Jesus Is God

The Bible clearly teaches what orthodox Christians have believed for centuries, namely, that Jesus Christ is Almighty God. There are explicit assertions that Christ is God in John 1:1-4, 20:28, Rom. 9:5, Tit. 2:13, Heb. 1:8, and 2 Pet. 1:1. There…

Is Christ the focus of your Christianity?

Being a Christian means having a relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.  Oftentimes, we can get side tracked and pursue Christianity with little regard for the Person of Christ.  Things like legalism, mysticism, and asceticism…

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Christian Gospel is a message regarding God, man, and the Mediator between the two, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says that God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness” (Hab 1:13). This is bad news…

Who is Jesus Christ?

Who is Jesus Christ? Who does the Bible say that he is?
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What does “God…without passions” Mean?

In the 2nd London Confession of Faith, chapter 2:1, we read concerning God: “The Lord our God is but one only living and true God…without body, parts, or passions…” The denial of passions with reference to God is referred to as the doctrine…

Surrey Reformed Baptist Church Bible Study and Church Plant – May 2017 Update

As an outreach of Free Grace Baptist Church (FGBC) in Chilliwack, BC, it is our desire is to see another Reformed Baptist witness commence in the BC Lower Mainland, west of the Fraser Valley. At the last church plant meeting in early Spring 2017 decisions were made by FGBC office bearers as to the following:

Confessing the Impassible God

Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, eds. Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, James P. Butler, Stefan T. Lindblad, and James M. Renihan. RBAP currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without Passions: a Primer. What is divine impassibility? Sam Renihan, in his newest book (God without Passions: a Primer), defines it as follows: “God does not experience emotional changes either from within or effected by his relationship to creation”

“It’s another boy” – Abortion in the News

There are a few things happening in the news that Christians should be aware of. 1. Health Canada has just approved the use of RU-486. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ru-486-abortion-pill-approved-by-health-canada-1.3173515) 2. In the US, the Center for Medical Progress has released four videos (more are forthcoming) that demonstrate the goulish practices of Planned Parent

Book Review: The Question of Canon

The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate Michael J. Kruger (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013, 256pp.) The Question of Canon (QC) is the latest book by Dr. Michael J. Kruger, President and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Like Dr. Kruger’s previous book Canon Revisited (CR), QC is essential reading for pastors and theological students.

Spurgeon on Creeds

To say that “a creed comes between a man and his God,” is to suppose that it is not true; for truth, however definitely stated, does not divide the believer from his Lord. So far as I am concerned, that which I believe I am not ashamed to…

Book Review: Canon Revisited

Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books Michael J. Kruger (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2012, 362pp.) Dr. Michael J. Kruger currently serves as President and Professor of New Testament at Reformed…

Documentary on C.H. Spurgeon

There is an excellent new documentary on Charles Haddon Spurgeon. From the website -- The lives of millions of Christians around the world have been changed through the ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. But how much do those of us who esteem…

Thomas Brooks on Truth

“Ah souls, have you not found truth sweetening your spirits, and cheering your spirits, and warming your spirits, and raising your spirits, and corroborating your spirits?  Have not you found truth a guide to lead you, a staff to uphold you,…

Did Hosea Really Marry a Harlot?

There are three main interpretative approaches to Hosea chapters 1-3. The first is the symbolic view which treats the marriage as a symbol or a vision utilized by God to teach Israel lessons about His marriage to them. This view is held…

The Cessation of the Miraculous

In Joshua chapters 3-4, the children of Israel cross the Jordan into the Promised Land due to the wondrous power of God. In chapter 5, the children of Israel celebrate by the sacramental signs: circumcision and Passover. During the Passover…

Two Helpful Sites for Reformed Baptist Theology

Brandon Adams has created an excellent site designed to explore the specific contours of Reformed Baptist covenant theology as summarized in the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. There are several interviews with Dr. Jim Renihan, Dr.…

The Bible and Abortion

The late John Murray said, “Nothing shows the moral bankruptcy of a people or of a generation more than disregard for the sanctity of life.”[1] Abortion is an indicator of the moral bankruptcy of people in this generation and demonstrates…

The Story of Revival

Sola Scriptura Ministries will host a conference on revival at the Free Grace Baptist Church in October. Here is a brief summary of the event (taken from the Sola Scriptura website) -- "Two sessions will focus on what the Scriptures have…

The Day of Atonement

In Leviticus 16, the Lord God commanded Old Covenant Israel to observe the Day of Atonement on the 10th day of the 7th month as a perpetual ordinance. The Day of Atonement was a type and shadow that pointed forward to New Covenant fulfillment…

The Killing Continues

With the recent decision of a B.C. Supreme Court judge, the province inches closer to creating a macabre open season on human beings. In a strange twist of logic, Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith ruled that the provisions of the Charter of Rights…

The Authority of Scripture

The role of the Bible in Christianity cannot be overstated. The Scriptures declare that God is and that He has spoken. It is true that God has revealed Himself through the created order, but the special revelation of God recorded in the Old…

The Worship of the Lamb, Revelation 5

Worship and adoration are the appropriate responses to the revelation of the Lamb who has prevailed to open the scroll of God’s judgment. In fact, falling down before the Lamb, presenting prayers before the Lamb, singing to the Lamb, and worshiping…

What is the Gospel?

The word “gospel” simply means “good news.”  The gospel is the historic, revealed message concerning Jesus Christ. It is that record of events which focus upon Christ’s life, death, and resurrection for sinners. It is important to…

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