7 Reasons Christians Should Celebrate Unleavened Bread Today

In 1 Corinthians 5:8, Paul says these often-overlooked words, “Let us celebrate The Feast.” What Feast is Paul referring to? Based on the context, Paul’s referent is the week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread; however, the kind of “purging of leaven” Paul is addressing here in 1 Cor 5 goes beyond that of the removal of…

What do Chanukah and Matthew 5:14-19 have in common?

What do Chanukah and Matthew 5:14-19 have in common? Let’s start by reading the text. You may get a hint of where I’m going with this. Matthew 5:14–19, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under…

Light is to Darkness as Sabbath is to _______________ ?

In is to out as up is to _______? Down. Right is to wrong as sanctified is to _______? Profaned. Each of these analogies demonstrates an antonym type relationship between the terms. Often students are tested on various types of analogies in which case the first three terms are given (as shown above) and one…

Full Critique of Bahnsen’s View on Ceremonial Law

The following is a full analysis of the THE SUMMARY previously posted. To see the shorter quick SUMMARY ONLY CLICK HERE. While there are many wonderful things to say about Bahnsen’s work on a variety of topics, the issue of ceremonial law is sadly not one of them. I have come to expect much more…

On WHAT do Bahnsen’s “Ceremonial Law” Abrogation Claims Rest?

While there are at least Five standard explanations as to why Christians “no longer keep” or observe so called “ceremonial laws” today (see the book Five Views on Law and Gospel), most Theologians use a number of illegitimate excuses to support their opinions that are easily shown to be inconsistent with the biblical texts. But…

American Vision’s Confusion “Concerning Halloween”

Normally I love American Vision and what they teach. But recently I saw this article come up again this year on Facebook. I saw it last year but this year I had to respond to it.  Here is the link to the article. My response is below. Concerning Halloween This article is in a word,…

Institutes Chap 8, #28: What exactly did Calvin believe was “abolished”? & Would Calvin Condemn the Church of Today?

More Point-by-Point Conversations with Calvin: Institutes (Chapter 8, Point 28) Calvin in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, Chapter 8, points 28-34, discusses his presupposition that the coming of Christ “abolished” the 7th Day Sabbath. In the following series of blog posts we will analyze Calvin’s argument for each point. The outline in Institutes page…

Conversation with Calvin RE: his Teaching on The Sabbath

The numbers below are John Calvin’s Teaching on the Fourth Commandment from the Geneva Catechism (ca. 1560). My comments follow each number in this “conversation” with Calvin. I welcome comments on this topic. Let us come to the fourth commandment.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:…