Archive for 'Doctrines of Grace' Category

Do we really believe in regeneration?

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 20, 2012

So here is a prophecy from the word of God: And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and […]

The Problem with the American Evangelical Model

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Is that it brings the “Case for Christ” before the “seeker” and then calls for him (or her) to pass judgement on God. This approach leaves the “seeker” sitting on the exact throne that he needs to get off of.  This system then applauds him (the seeker)  for fulfilling his sinful role.  (Judging God) But […]

This battle is not yours but God’s.

By jreighley - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Studied and taught 2 Chronicles 20 this weekend….  Sorry, but there is no audio   (Evil cellphone recorder failed me.) I used to love that story.   Then I tried to teach it, and I love it less. The gist of the story is that a massive army is approaching Judah, and King Jehosaphat and the nation […]

The Eschatology of a Lie.

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, March 7, 2011

Lies are all around us.  What do we do with them? One thing that I have found effective is to attach the eschatology to the lie, and hand it back to the person who gave it to you.  “You are telling me this,  And they are telling me that.   One of you is lying.  I […]

It isn’t what you do, it is who you are.

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011

I believe that in many cases we look at sin as something that we do.  Certainly to a degree this is true, but it is a rather incomplete picture of the whole story.   Sin is more than what we do, it is who we are. If we narrow our understanding of sin to our actions […]

The River of Sin.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The past couple weeks, my wife and I have been taking a Foster Parenting Class, and I learned a ton. The state’s adoption worker came in and said as far as the courts seem to be concerned nearly all foster children are “special needs” -to one degree or another.   They have all been through painful […]

More Free Will stuff..

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011

So I asked a few people on the street the free will question from the other day. For those of you not following along the question is if the “System” of our “Free Will” receives the exact same circumstances as inputs, is it capable of  generating different outputs. The programmer accross the hall from me […]

How do you pray?

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This whole video is good, but I would be really interested in people’s reaction to Sam Storms’ arguement starting about 4 minutes in: