Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43-04:00

Contradiction and Non-Contradiction

We often assume divine sovereignty and human freedom are irreconcilable. We presume they are contradictory. However, we do find them side by side in the Bible. The doctrines, therefore, cannot contradict each other. A common article of proper thinking is the so-called law of non-contradiction. [...]

By | July 22nd, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Divine Sovereignty, Human Freedom

When we discuss divine sovereignty and human freedom, we must properly define both and not compromise on either. One of the favorite texts relating both sides of the issue is Acts 2: 23. It speaks of the crucifixion of Christ and gives the ultimate and [...]

By | July 15th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Depravity, Freedom, and Evangelism

One of our battles with the world involves free will, sovereignty, and human depravity. Our position on these matters radically affects our evangelism. As a Reformed Presbyterian, I am a Calvinist. I believe, with the Bible, in the absolute sovereignty of God over all things [...]

By | July 8th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Jesus Is Jehovah

Psalm 100 begins with this call, “Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.” Our versions translate LORD in all caps to indicate the underlying Hebrew is the Name, Yahweh or Jehovah. Paul equates Jehovah with Jesus when he declares of Jesus, God highly exalted [...]

By | July 1st, 2019|Denny's Blog|

The Gospel that Christ is King

Jesus Christ gives us the task of discipling the nations (Matthew 28:19). He does so because He is “King of the Nations” (Revelation 15:3). He has been given all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18). We, therefore, affirm, “A nation, being a moral [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

The Sum of the Ten: Contenetment

When the apostle Paul says, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13), guess what he has in mind? He is not thinking about speaking to big crowds and persuading thousands. He is not thinking about overcoming big obstacles to complete [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

The Meaning of Means

Facing a broad valley heaped with bones, dried and bleached in the unrelenting heat of the sun, Ezekiel hears the command, "Prophesy over these bones” (Ezekiel 37:4). In other words, “Preach the Word, Ezekiel.” After all, “Preaching the Word is prophesying in the name and [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Denny's Blog|

God’s Memorial Day

In the United States, we set aside Memorial Day each year to remember those who gave their lives in the armed forces. We remember those who died on faraway battlefields to bring freedom and democracy to oppressed peoples. We commemorate their actions by honoring them [...]

By | May 27th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Robbing Time

“You shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15). In other words, don’t take what is not your own. Let’s talk about time in this regard. Time is fixed. It inexorably moves ahead. You cannot box up a quantity of time and save it for later. Oh yes, [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|Denny's Blog|