When did ‘the man of sin’ appear? How did the Papacy develop? What impact does futurism and preterism have on the Church? How is dispensationalism faulty? What did Gregory I (Gregory the Great) have to say about the Antichrist and the title of ‘Universal Bishop’? When did the papacy begin?
Paul discusses Halloween and what the Bible says about those who participate in Halloween. What are the roots of Halloween? Kirk Cameron’s strange comments in relation to Halloween are examined along with his recent spiritual compromises with Roman Catholicism and Mormonism. What is the pattern of his ministry? What should one say to a Mormon or Roman Catholic who claim to know the true God?
“…all they that hate me love death.”
Halloween – Harmless Fun or Dangerous Deception?
What is the gospel? What is missing from the modern watered-down version of the gospel? Was C.H. Spurgeon right when he said that ‘Calvinism is the gospel’? What did he mean by such a statement?
From the sermon ‘A Defence of Calvinism’:
“There is no soul living who holds more firmly to the doctrines of grace than I do, and if any man asks me whether I am ashamed to be called a Calvinist, I answer—I wish to be called nothing but a Christian; but if you ask me, do I hold the doctrinal views which were held by John Calvin, I reply, I do in the main hold them, and rejoice to avow it.”
“The old truth that Calvin preached, that Augustine preached, that Paul preached, is the truth that I must preach to-day, or else be false to my conscience and my God. I cannot shape the truth; I know of no such thing as paring off the rough edges of a doctrine. John Knox’s gospel is my gospel. That which thundered through Scotland must thunder through England again.”
–C. H. Spurgeon
“I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else. I do not believe we can preach the gospel, if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel, unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the cross; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having once believed in Jesus. Such a gospel I abhor.”