What are some reasons people wrongly avoid studying theology?

The Bible teaches us to search the Scriptures (Acts 17:11), and to rightly handle the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Christians are to hide God's Word in their hearts (Psalm 119:11). And yet, many people want to avoid difficult questions of theology. They make excuses for not coming to careful biblical conclusions about what …

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Is Christianity a religion of doctrine or love?

Classical liberals often say that Christianity is a life, not a doctrine. Have you ever heard anyone say that? People sometimes say: It doesn’t really matter what you believe. What matters is that you love other people. What matters is that you do good in the world, rescue the oppressed, care for the sick and …

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What is the role of civil government?

Historically, American Calvinistic Baptists have been fairly unified on their understanding of the role of civil government. They expressed their views in various confessions but the the Second London Baptist Confession was their mother confession. In Chapter 24, Of the Civil Magistrate, it provides the historic Calvinistic Baptist understanding of the role of civil government. …

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Are the Ten Commandments distinct from other Old Testament law?

Are believers in Christ required to obey any part of Old Testament law, or is all Old Testament law abolished? Both Dispensationalists and proponents of New Covenant Theology simply say that believers are under no obligation to any Old Testament law. In their view, the laws of the Old Testament are fulfilled and abrogated in …

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Why is denying justification such a serious error?

The doctrine of justification by faith alone on the ground of Christ’s imputed righteousness continues to be challenged or marginalized in the academy and in popular level teaching. As someone who wrote his PhD dissertation on the doctrines of justification in Richard Baxter and Benjamin Keach, I am convinced that modifying the biblical doctrine Of …

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What is a Reformed Baptist?

What is it that makes a “Reformed Baptist” distinct from other kinds of Baptists and Reformed folks? Reformed Baptists grew out of the English Reformation, emerging from Independent paedobaptist churches in the 1640’s for some very specific theological reasons, and they held to a particular kind of theology. Here are some of the theological identity markers of Reformed Baptist churches.

Why did Jesus have to be a human being?

Most evangelical Christians understand that Jesus is God, but too few have an appreciation for Christ's humanity. The Bible teaches that Jesus is true God and true man, united in one person. Christ's humanity didn't have a divine glow about it. Christ's human nature was truly and only human, with a true body and reasonable …

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