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Category: Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

If It Makes You Happy

Love also requires commitment. It requires a commitment to God and His holiness, as well as a commitment to one another. “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11). We must be personally and corporately committed to holiness. This means disciplining ourselves and being willing to submit to the discipline of the Body. Love requires discipline. The author of Hebrews tells us that if we don’t discipline our children, we don’t love them. In fact, a failure to discipline your children is… Read more If It Makes You Happy

Assurance vs Presumption

Assurance versus Presumption by Joel Beeke on Jun 24, 2016, Meet the Puritans Assurance and presumption come from different root causes. Assurance comes from the Spirit of God enlightening the heart and working childlike affections. Presumption comes from a lack of experiential knowledge of the depth and danger of one’s sin and the clinging presence of self-love and self-flattery (Prov. 16:2). more

Sola Gratia

Unwarranted confidence in human ability is a product of fallen human nature … God’s grace in Christ is not merely necessary but is the sole efficient cause of salvation. We confess that human beings are born spiritually dead and are incapable even of cooperating with regenerating grace. We reaffirm that in salvation we are rescued from God’s wrath by his grace alone. It is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us from spiritual death… Read more Sola Gratia

The Erosion of God-Centered Worship

From The Cambridge Declaration: Soli Deo Gloria: The Erosion of God-Centered Worship Wherever in the church biblical authority has been lost, Christ has been displaced, the gospel has been distorted, or faith has been perverted, it has always been for one reason: our interests have displaced God’s and we are doing his work in our way. The loss of God’s centrality in the life of today’s church is common and lamentable. It is this loss that allows us to transform worship into entertainment, gospel preaching into marketing, believing into technique,… Read more The Erosion of God-Centered Worship

Matthew Henry Monday

Every Monday ws harbor likes to dedicate a post to Matthew Henry. Henry (10/18/1662 – 06/22/1714) was a commentator on the Bible and Presbyterian minister of the Gospel. We recommend his works for devotional purposes. I must pray for faith. Lord, let it be granted to me to believe; Philippians 1:29 (ESV) for the faith by which I am saved is not my own doing, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 (ESV) Lord, increase my faith, Luke 17:5 (ESV) and supply what is lacking in it, 1 Thessalonians… Read more Matthew Henry Monday