There’s A Reason It’s Called The Church Militant

In other words, to engage in controversy is not merely to be one of Machen’s warrior children. It is to belong to the church militant. —Jack Miller, “The Old Life Controversialist”

Law, Gospel, Law

I think, not only the content of preaching, but the order of the content is important; indispensable even. J. Gresham Machen, in Christianity and Liberalism, wrote, The consciousness of sin was formerly the starting-point of all preaching, but today it is gone… . . . Continue reading →

Preaching The Third Use And Encouraging The Saints

What about preaching and the third use of the law? Preachers often end their sermons with a moral application of the text. This practice has a long and honorable history in the Reformed and Presbyterian churches. Certainly pastors should preach the third use . . . Continue reading →

We Never Graduate

I don’t think Paul is saying that he doesn’t offer his members unto righteousness or that he doesn’t make efforts to resist sin and obey God’s law. Could it be it’s just that he (we) never graduated from needing the sufficiency of . . . Continue reading →