Category: Questions Answered

Does Sin Offend God?

Before reading the article, please listen to this short audio clip of Matt Stinton’s view of sin that he posted on Instagram: Although I am aware you can be theologically correct without quoting Scripture, as Christians, when we decide to “preach”, especially to the…

Fear of The Lord

My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart, too, will rejoice; and my kidneys will rejoice when your lips speak upright things. Let your heart not envy sinners, rather those in fear of Yahweh always. For there is a latter end, and…

Why I Still Study The Historic Creeds and Confessions.

Having grown up in the Reformed Church in America, the historic creeds and confessions (especially the Apostles’ Creed and Heidelberg Catechism) were an integral part of worship and the catechizing I received in the church I grew up in. Though I did not appreciate…

If I Am a New Creation, Why Do I Still Sin?

In his letter to the church in Corinth, Paul declares, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17 ESV). If this is true, that in Christ we are…

Reading The Bible: Don’ts and Dos

Tim J.R Trumper As I look at my life to date, reading has certainly been one of its most pleasant and rewarding discoveries. I say ‘discovery’ because reading was not something that readily interested me. It took me the best part of twenty years…

How Do I Read My Bible?

Dr. Tim J. R. Trumper Regular Bible reading is important for Christians, for in blessing our reading the Holy Spirit deepens our knowledge of God and of ourselves. This twofold knowledge is, as John Calvin famously began his Institutes of the Christian Religion, our…