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September 1, 2014

Growth in Grace 3 — Effort Is Necessary!

It is important to realize that there are many ways teach the Scriptures expositorily.  One can take long passages at a time, or one can take very short passages and bring the expository microscope to bear on a single word … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014

Growth in Grace 2 — Why Faith Is Foundational

2 Peter 1:5-7 is the Bible’s Most Systematic and Detailed Exhortation to Growth in Grace.  And it begins its list of eight graces with faith! Why is faith first in the matter of growth in grace?  Why must faith be … Continue reading

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August 25, 2014

Growth in Grace 1 — Faith Is Foundational

In the past few years progressive sanctification or, in other words, growth in grace has been back in the headlines because of the controversy that blew up in the movement that is generally known as the New Calvinism.  Generally speaking, … Continue reading

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August 21, 2014

Dr. Sam Waldron Assesses Exclusive Psalmody

First, an apology. Unfortunately, in the midst of our name change from the Midwest Center for Theological Studies to Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, we have run into a number of issues with our blog. While most of these problems have … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014

My Fifth Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

My treatment of exclusive psalmody would be incomplete if it did not deal with the key texts of Ephesians 5:19-20, Colossians 3:16-17, and their mention “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” Fifth, the best interpretation of Ephesians 5:19-20 and Colossians 3:16-17 … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014

My Fourth Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

Fourth, exclusive psalmody is out of accord with the requirements God makes with regard to other parts of worship. We are certainly commanded to preach scriptural sermons and pray scriptural prayers, but this does not limit us to only reading … Continue reading

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July 23, 2014

My Third Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

With this post I come to a third argument against exclusive psalmody which is closely related to my second.  Having seen from John 4:24 that we are required to worship God in the light of the gospel and not in … Continue reading

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July 22, 2014

Book Review: John B. Wallace, Starting at the Finish Line

John B. Wallace, Starting at the Finish Line: The Gospel of Grace for Mormons (Pomona House Publishing, LLC, 2014). Reviewed by John Divito As a former Mormon, I was excited to hear about Starting at the Finish Line: The Gospel of … Continue reading

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July 21, 2014

My Second Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

We have come to the point in this blog in which we are considering arguments against exclusive psalmody.  Here is my second argument. Second, we are commanded to worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24), that is, we must worship … Continue reading

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July 16, 2014

My First Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

What are the major arguments against it? First, the exclusive psalmodists themselves do not actually sing inspired psalms.  The writings of exclusive psalmodists are littered with the claim that they only sing inspired psalms.  Nevertheless, I have to begin my … Continue reading

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