Can the Wicked do Anything Good?

This is one of those questions that gets asked a lot, though often as a result of some misunderstandings of terminology. Often this kind of question comes from a critic of Calvinism…or perhaps more specifically, from a critic of the Calvinistic doctrine of Total Depravity. They see the words, “Totally Depraved,” and assume that what… Read More

False Witnesses

“Now the chief priests and the whole of the Sanhedrin were looking for a false witness against Jesus so that they might put him to death. Yet, though many false witnesses came forward, none could be found until eventually two emerged.” (Matthew 26:59-60)   “Now the chief priests and the whole of the Sanhedrin were… Read More

Transformation

“You love evil over good; A lie over speaking righteousness. Selah!” (Psalm 52:5 {verse 3 in English Translations})   Selah! Indeed, Selah! We arrive at the first stanza break and we begin to ready ourselves for the affirmation that God’s name will be vindicated; David is moving from despair over what has taken place to… Read More

Cogito Ergo Sum

Descartes made his famous statement, “I think; therefore, I am,” to communicate what he held to be the most fundamental and irrefutable truth: his thought about whether or not he existed was proof that he did exist. He argued that everything else could be an illusion, but that this was the one principle that he… Read More

Stuff

Thus, where your treasure is, there also your heart will be. (Matthew 6:21) Stuff, stuff, and more stuff…  We fill our lives with stuff, we fill our homes with more stuff, and we fill the homes of others with even more stuff.  In and of itself, stuff is not bad—we need stuff to survive.  We… Read More

Why Doesn’t God Just Obliterate the Devil and thus Get Rid of Evil?

Why doesn’t God just obliterate the Devil?               One of the projects that we engage in at Rocky Bayou Christian School is that of helping to train students how to defend their faith when it is challenged.  One of the ways in which we do so is to pose questions to the student body… Read More

Does Sin Crouch? (Genesis 4:7)

Genesis 4:7 Can Sin Crouch and can sin Desire?   Genesis 4:7 (ESV) “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”   Literal Translation:  “Will not, if you do good,… Read More