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Ask RC- What Are You Thankful For?

Though there is nothing I am sufficiently thankful for, the list of things I am thankful for is endless. The pious answer, Jesus, is true. But not much of a surprise. All of us in Christ have the same infinite … Continue reading

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Ask RC- What is the three-fold use of the law?

God’s law serves at least three purposes, which Calvin wisely expressed. He affirmed that the law first serves as a mirror for us. It reveals the perfect character of God, and in so doing, it exposes our sin. This might … Continue reading

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Ask RC- What do you think the church’s deepest weakness is?

That question is likely above my pay grade. I don’t pretend to know what the deepest weakness is, but I do have some thoughts on one great weakness- we don’t believe God. We don’t believe God when He warns us … Continue reading

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Why did the Pharisees hate Jesus so much?

It may well be in the calculus of evil that the only character faring worse than a Nazi is the Pharisee. These were the original black hats. In each of the gospel accounts they are the no-accounts, the very foil … Continue reading

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Ask RC- How can we tell the difference between the accusations of the devil, and the conviction of the Holy Spirit?

Jesus, we ought to remember, was betrayed twice by His disciples. While the betrayal of Judas carried Jesus inexorably toward His passion, the betrayal of Peter was of the same dark hue. Both pushed Jesus away as the other, both … Continue reading

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Ask RC- Why did God command the children of Israel to kill every man, woman and child in the Promised Land?

Among the countless nuggets of wisdom I have received over the years from my father is this bit of gold- when you are reading your Bible and you come across something that makes you uncomfortable, resist the temptation to simply … Continue reading

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Does God send hurricanes?

Of course He does. How strange that such should even be a question. But of course, He also sends such strange questions. There is nothing that comes to pass that overpowers God, that He did not plan from before all … Continue reading

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Ask RC- Why did God destroy the city of Sodom?

There are, in our day, two principle competing views on how to answer this question. Because we live in a world where those committing sexual perversion have become a protected class, certain circles of the church have rushed to accommodate … Continue reading

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Ask RC- What is apostasy and how does it relate to perseverance of the saints?

There are two errors to make on this question, and a razor’s edge to walk to answer it correctly. Just as the Bible teaches both divine sovereignty and human responsibility, so it also teaches both that apostasy is real, and … Continue reading

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