What About Works?

That salvation is by God’s grace through faith and not by works is considered an axiom of protestant theology. We are not put into a right relationship with God through any work of our own, but only by faith in what Christ has done in our stead. If this is true, what place (if any) […]

#16 Chad McCartney: Solus Christus

https://media.blubrry.com/bridge_ministries/p/bridgeminlaredo.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/the-five-solas-sola-christus-chad-mccartney.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSIt’s that time again, folks! BRIDGE Radio continues our series on the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation. Our guest today is pastor Chad McCartney, senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Laredo, TX. He joins […]

Every Ought Implies an Is

Every ought implies an is. What does this mean and why does it matter? It means that for every ought statement (“you ought to eat your vegetables”), there is a rule, code or law behind it with authority that gives it weight—that makes it mean something. The reason it matters is because if there is […]

What Does The Bible Say About Sin?

Why do we live in a broken and sinful world? Is man born sinful or are we born good and become sinful? These anthropological questions have been in philosophical debate and discussion for centuries. Nevertheless, whether you subscribe to the notion of man being inherently good or sinful, one must face the fact that man’s […]

Heidelberg Catechism: God the Holy Spirit

Lord’s Day 20 Q&A 53 Q. What do you believe concerning “the Holy Spirit”?  A. First, that the Spirit, with the Father and the Son, is eternal God.1 Second, that the Spirit is given also to me,2 so that, through true faith, he makes me share in Christ and all his benefits3 through true faith, comforts me,4 and […]

No One Does Good, No Not Even One

If there is a saying that offends and stirs the human heart more than anything else, it is to tell him or her “You are not good.” Whether it is towards someone’s ability, profession, expertise, or morality, the way in which one takes such a comment varies. The power of this saying often depends on […]

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 masses as evangelism, we should always point back to the Word […]

Raised with Christ

What does it mean to be raised with Christ?  Is this something that only happens when we pass from this life to the next through what is commonly called physical death?  The answer is a simple—no.  A revelatory notion in Scripture is that we can indeed be dead [to the life of God], when in […]

What is apologetics?

Apologetics is not about apologizing or giving excuses for why we believe what we believe. Christian apologetics specifically refers to giving a defense, a reasoned and logical one, for the faith and tradition of Jesus Christ. The word “apologetics” derives from the root word “apologia”, which is from the Greek language. “Apologia” in the Greek […]

How Do I Read My Bible?

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 ‘true and substantial wisdom’. It is one thing, however, to heed God’s call to read His […]