Jason P. Franklin

Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

How long, O Lord…I will thank you

In Faith on May 1, 2016 at 7:06 am

How long, O Lord, will you look on?
Rescue me from their destruction,
my precious life from the lions!
18 I will thank you in the great congregation;
in the mighty throng I will praise you.
— Psalm 35:17-18

Praising God before deliverance is given, during the dark time remembering to rejoice in Him. Also praising him for deliverance after the fact. Giving God the glory and honor for what He has done, not taking any credit or praise for yourself.

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Discovering Truth

In Faith, Scripture on October 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

We therefore discover God’s truth by reading God’s Word and by reading God’s world through the lens of God’s Word.

How Biblical is Biblical Counseling? by David Murray

Omnipotence

In Faith on December 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

“By the mere exercise of His will, God produces whatever He wills.  That’s omnipotence.”
(David C. Needham, “Close to His Majesty”, p. 19)

Humanity Of Jesus

In Faith on December 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

John Calvin: “Christ has put on our feelings along with our flesh.”

Slavery

In Faith on December 24, 2009 at 6:32 am

“…you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness.”

Pick you slavery: death or life.

Purpose of the Proposition

In Faith on November 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

A person can believe intellectually in a Christian worldview and still not be a bornagain Christian.

The Missionary

In Church, Faith on October 25, 2009 at 6:34 am

The missionary seeks to understand the people he is reaching and relate to them in their cultural context.

Theology & Mission

In Church, Faith on October 25, 2009 at 6:18 am

If theology does not lead to mission, it is an incomplete theology.

Metamorphosis

In Faith on September 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I used to be a confused Armenian.  Now some would call me a frothing at mouth, card carrying Calvinist.

Calvin, for his part, would be livid if he knew that label was being applied to people.

Actuality or Wishful Thinking?

In Faith on September 11, 2009 at 11:48 am

A quote from a recent broadcast of the Whitehorse Inn:

Younger generations don’t want trendy engagement from the church.  In fact their suspicious of it.  Instead they want truthful engagement with historical and theological solidity that enables meaningful interaction with transcendent reality.  They want desperately to invest their lives in something worth dying for not some here today gone tomorrow fad.

I’m just not seeing that.  What I see is a complete and total disinterest in spiritual matters, particularly things pertaining to Christianity.  People, at least those in my area that I’ve interacted with, do not want to invest their lives in anything greater than themselves.  Selfishness rules the day and superstition is the dominant religion.