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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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Ask RC- Do Christians have a moral obligation to boycott companies that support unbiblical causes?

No. Christians, of course disagree on this. And when we disagree we can usually expect someone to trot out the whole “meat offered to idols” and weaker brother texts discussion in I Corinthians and Romans respectively. Neither of these texts, … Continue reading

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Which Bible translation is best? Did God get nicer in the New Testament and more…

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Ask RC- What is the “theology of glory?”

What is the “theology of glory”? There is an appropriate tension in the relationship between Christians and the world. We serve a Lord who came to bring life abundant (John 10:10), who has overcome the world (John 16:33), who is … Continue reading

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Ask RC- How can I encourage my pastor?

Pastors are human too. That means, of course, that they sin, but it also means that they have ordinary human needs. While no one joins the ministry in order to receive riches or accolades, honor or power, while shepherds are … Continue reading

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Ask RC- Do you believe there are people who are incapable of repenting?

Yes. Recognizing these people, I might add, is rather easy. Most of them have two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth. That is to say, we are all by nature children of wrath. We begin our existence at … Continue reading

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Ask RC- How should we pray for unbelievers?

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Ask RC- Does God hear the prayers of the unregenerate?

Of course. And, of course not. The difference depends on what we mean by “hear.” God hears the prayers of all people, before they even leave their lips. Here we are careful to affirm the omniscience of God, that God … Continue reading

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Ask RC- Do we have an obligation to forgive those who sin against us, and fail to repent?

No, and yes. We are called in Scripture, in several different places, to follow the pattern of our Maker in forgiving others. The God of heaven and earth is indeed swift to forgive. But His forgiveness is only given in … Continue reading

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Ask RC- What is the meaning of life?

What is the meaning of all this? Invest 14 minutes and you might have a better grip on the meaning of life.

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