2 Tim 3.16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

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SolaScripturaToday is devoted to the exposition and defense of the Word of God, as well as to call out the biblical errors of what is commonly called conservative evangelical Christianity, but which really showcases humanism and humanistic "interpretations" of the Word of God.

New Article Completed:

A Critical Review of
The Fulfillment of Promises of God, An Explanation of Covenant Theology,
by Dr. Richard Belcher, 2020.

By design this critique covers only the first eight chapters of Dr. Belcher's book. To the extent that his book represents Covenant Theology, this article is a critique of Covenant Theology as well. I cover the imaginary Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace, as well as Dr. Belcher's treatment of the 'real' covenants in the OT.

I did not know what to expect when I purchased a copy of this book, only that it purported to be an apologetic of Covenant Theology, a topic that I have intended for several years to analyze and critique. For reasons that I present in the article, I chose Dr. Belcher's book as that vehicle.

The article is very critical both of Covenant Theology as well as Dr. Belcher's book; in a word, I was very disappointed on many levels.

If you know of seminary students in RTS or other covenant institutions, or if you know young pastors of the covenant persuasion, please alert them to this article. I promise that it will be quite informative to the former, and should also be very useful to the latter.

I welcome comments once the article has been posted.

This critique is quite long and detailed. It will take (probably) a few weeks to post to this site. 

 

I have learned over the last 52 years that the Bible is not truly honored by those who claim to fear and revere the Lord's name and Word. Instead, where there should be sound, solid Bible exposition by men who have stood in the pulpit for 20+ years there is instead religious "fluff", sight and sound entertainment by popular bands with expensive audio and visual electronic equipment—all of which produce humanistic side-stepping around what the Scripture really teaches. Essentially anything is acceptable as long as it brings in contributors and/or makes people 'feel good about themselves'. A  pseudo 'fellowship' has been created by people that is based on feelings and 'getting along' on a Sunday morning rather than on solid, biblical doctrine.

There is nearly nothing left that is truly biblical; as a result, true churches have very nearly disappeared from America. The preachers and pastors who occupy the pulpits in these "churches" and have become the vanguard for America's steady moral decline.

Here, you'll find detailed Bible exposition as well as biblical analysis, critique and rebuttals of those who claim to be 'Christian' and 'devoted to the Bible' but are, in reality, opposed to it and distort it at every opportunity. In  word, these are the 'theological gaslighters' of our day.

My tone is serious—sometimes sarcastic—because the problems in the American church are staggering. I'm more interested in getting the attention of my readers even if it means that I sometimes have to be jarring rather than merely erudite or polite.

By design, the articles on my site are not 'light reading'; they demand careful reflection.

It is my hope and prayer that as you read and consider the Bible exposition on this site you'll come to the same conclusion that I have:

the 'Christian' church in America is in real trouble and bears essentially no resemblance to the pattern for the Body of Christ set forth in the Scripture.

This has been its miserable state for generations. Like the ancient church in Ephesus, the modern church has "left [its] first love", the Lord Christ. (Eph 2.4)

At this time there are six main categories (as shown in the left column):
Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Theology, History, Quick Notes and Of Interest.