Church Commitment And The Costliness of Being A Flake

Guest Post by Leon M. Brown Are you a flake? That is, are you someone who illegitimately withdraws from commitments and self-righteously justifies your departure? Dr. Andrea Bonior, in May 2012, published an article for Psychology Today, where, in her introduction, she . . . Continue reading →

What Is the Substance of the Covenant of Grace? (4)

Is It Possible To Profane The Covenant Of Grace?

In part three we looked at the administration of the covenant of grace. Hebrews 10:29 contains an arresting expression, “profaned the blood of the covenant.” It is parallel to the equally strongly worded warning, “spurned the Son of God.” These two expressions . . . Continue reading →

Horton and VanDrunen on Apostasy

Office Hours Takes on Hebrews 6

Mike Horton and Dave VanDrunen join Office Hours  this week to discuss one of the more challenging passages in Hebrews and perhaps in the New Testament: Hebrews 5:11–6:12.  I hope you’ll listen and share this episode with others. If you’re just joining the series, . . . Continue reading →

Office Hours: Bob Godfrey on Hebrews 3:7-4:13 (Pt 2)

Bob Godfrey is on Office Hours again, for part 2 of our discussion of Hebrews 3:7–4:13. What does Hebrews 4 mean by “Sabbath” and “rest”? Bob does a great job with these issues in full-color stereo! Here’s the part 1 of this two-part episode. I . . . Continue reading →

Office Hours: Bob Godfrey on Hebrews 3:7-4:13 (1)

Bob Godfrey is on Office Hours, this time to discuss Hebrews 3:7–4:13. We’re discussing how Hebrews treats the problem of apostasy and hypocrisy,  Scripture, and the Sabbath. These are thorny questions but Bob is very helpful in walking us through them. I hope you’ll listen . . . Continue reading →

John Owen on Constantinianism, Baptismal Regeneration, and Apostasy

“From this influx, it is not surprising that the doctrines of faith and, most especially, that of the new birth became so rapidly corrupted in the churches. With separation from the world spurned, there is no wonder that the sanctity and glory . . . Continue reading →