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What is the purpose of marriage? Is it to display Christ’s love for the church?

The Bible says the purpose of marriage is: the mutual help of husband and wife (Gen 2:18) the preventing of uncleanness (1 Cor 7:2,9) the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue (Gen 1:28) (as is summarized in the Baptist Confession of Faith 1689, chapter 25, paragraph 2) Some have extended the third point by …

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CBMW’s new Statement on Abuse still falls short. #ChurchDV

CBMW have published two Statements on Abuse. How do their 1994 to 2018 statements differ? How much have they learned in 24 years? CBWW is the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. It is an interdenominational organisation which champions “complementarian” doctrine — the belief that the Bible says that men are to lead in the …

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Lordship Salvation versus Easy Believism versus Reformed Theology

Lordship Salvation destroys assurance. It promotes false guilt in believers who have a sensitive conscience. And it promotes hypocrisy in the visible church. Lordship Salvation theology was created to push back against the error of ‘Easy Believism’ theology. But both these theologies are wrong. Many of our readers have wittingly or unwittingly been exposed to …

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Jesus cannot be eternally subordinate to the Father and still be Lord – Ps Sam Powell

There is teaching that has taking the Reformed world by storm.  It was first popularized by Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology, and then promoted by the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, founded by Wayne Grudem, Bruce Ware, and John Piper.  The doctrine being promoted has since taken off.  It is called “The eternal subordination of the …

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Salvation by Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone — a sermon by Dr R Scott Clark

Using the text Ephesians 2:1-10, Dr R Scott Clark calls out lots of heretical views that are current today and are recycled versions of heresies the church has refuted in past centuries. Here are the false teachings which he calls out: The idea that salvation has two stages and our final salvation will depend on faith …

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The connection between #MeToo and the rejection of ‘salvation by faith alone’ (Sola Fide)

The rejection of Sola Fide is related to #MeToo because a faith-plus-works doctrine of salvation creates an abuser-friendly environment in the church. In the past few weeks there have been two streams of stories that have dominated Christian circles. The first is the debate concerning Sola Fide and the second is the #MeToo campaign in light of the …

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