The 9Marx Interpretation of Acts 2:41

“The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly.” The Westminster Confession of Faith, I.IX “I suppose it is tempting, if the only … Continue reading

Grace Chapel of Franklin, TN is Imploding

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 Below is a recording of the live feed from the first service at the Grace Chapel in Franklin, TN. This occurred yesterday, August … Continue reading

Why Didn’t The Chapel Church Board of Trustees Follow Their Constitution in Removal of Tim Armstrong?

But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.  – 1 Timothy 5:20 NIV “Whatever their bodies do affects their souls. It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out…” ― C.S. Lewis, The … Continue reading

The Chapel Church Allows Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong to Resign; The Fate of Two Other Pastors Remains Undetermined

We don’t believe that the powerful leaders we admire could possibly abuse their power. We don’t want to see because if we see, we must either act or carry the guilt of not having done so. We don’t want to see because it threatens our belief in the virtue of our leaders and the worth of the system. The leadership … Continue reading

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

*Title is a quote from Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays, Vol. II: 1926-1929 “Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.” ― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism   “The trouble with … Continue reading

A Humbling Update on Sovereign Grace Churches

“Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.” ― Élie Wiesel, Night “Let me be clear that we deny – in the strongest terms possible – that any Sovereign Grace Leaders conspired to cover up abuse as alleged in this lawsuit.” -Mark Prater, Executive Director of Sovereign Grace Churches. “An Open Letter to Members of Sovereign Grace Churches,” October … Continue reading