Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Breath of God

The Breath of God By Derek Thomas The ancient hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, composed in the eighth century and part of the Roman breviary of Vespers, is a hymn extolling the Holy Spirit. John Dryden’s magnificent translation renders the opening lines … Continue reading

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Holiness

Holiness by Keith Mathison In the early centuries of the church’s existence, Christian apologists would sometimes appeal to the distinctively holy lives of Christians as evidence for the truth of Christianity. Would such an appeal be of any use today? … Continue reading

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Reconsidering the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

The Giver of Life By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony One of the strange aspects of church history is the relatively minor role given to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and the limited theological discussions thereof. In the Bible, the Holy … Continue reading

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Religious Experience…Growth in Grace

Thoughts on Religious Experience By Archibald Alexander Growth in grace—Signs of it—Practical directions how to grow in grace—Hindrances to it “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now … Continue reading

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“Born of the Spirit”

“Born Again” is Not a Figure of Speech By Mark R. Rushdoony  The term “born again” confused Nicodemus two millennia ago because he tried to apply it to natural birth. It confuses many today because they reduce it to a … Continue reading

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Socialism as a Perpetual Civil War

Socialism as a Perpetual Civil War By R. J. Rushdoony  Socialism and communism presuppose that their system represents the true order of the ages and is the answer to man’s problems. This assumption is one that assumes man’s problems to … Continue reading

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Pietism and Limiting Christian Influence

Irrelevance of Churchmen By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony It was around 1660 that the structure of Western civilization began its shift from a Christian to a humanistic basis. In England, this meant the accession of Charles II; in France, Louis XIV … Continue reading

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