Mahaney’s Mind-Blowing Machination

"Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering." Matthew 5:23-24 Spinning Top THE SPIN CONTINUES…  Please read the ADDENDUM at the bottom of the post. Since … Continue reading

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Mahaney / SGM – Unprecedented Rescue by the SBC?

"I think preaching and pastoral ministry are where grace is most evident in my life and where my leadership is most effectively expressed. Others seem to agree." C.J. Mahaney We believe history is being made as high profile leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention MEDDLE in the affairs of another denomination, which self-identifies as a "family of churches".  Yes, I'm … Continue reading

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Young, Restless, and Reformed (YRR) – RIP?

“I’ve been pondering a post on this thing that’s been called Young, Restless, and Reformed. What’s good? What’s bad? What needs to be celebrated? What needs to addressed? For starters, it may be time to retire the name.” Kevin DeYoung (DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed)   Jonathan Edwards (Wikipedia) I will never forget that day back in 2006 when the September … Continue reading

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SGM and Confusion in the Camp

"For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." 1 Corinthians 14:33 (ESV) What in the world is going on in Sovereign Grace Ministries?  We are totally perplexed. The SGM leadership is causing confusion in the camp, and it is wreaking havoc throughout this "family of churches".  Remember, God is not the author of confusion. In our previous … Continue reading

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Do Calvinista Bloggers Truly Believe God Is Sovereign?

  Big Ben (taken by Deb) "The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all." Psalm 103:19 (NASB) Allow me to make an observation, to use SGM’s loaded language. Comments are mysteriously disappearing from several Calvinista blogs. Don’t these bloggers believe in the sovereignty of God? If so, then why are they micromanaging their … Continue reading

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Together for the Gospel (T4G) 2012: Bigger and Better?

"Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely." – Lord Acton     Together for the Gospel (T4G) 2012 is fast approaching, and the Fab Four are hoping for a record breaking crowd at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. If you’re wondering why C.J. Mahaney bailed out of Covenant Life Church to attend Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC), there is … Continue reading

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Mark Dever – C.J. Mahaney’s BFF

True friends stab you in the front.    Oscar Wilde   The Necklace courtesy of Hubble   If you have been following the Sovereign Grace Ministries debacle, you have likely heard that C.J. Mahaney, who recently stepped down as SGM’s president, is no longer attending the “dearest place on earth” – Covenant Life Church – where he pastored for 27 years. … Continue reading

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The Early Church Fathers: What Mark Dever and Supporters Could Learn From Polycarp About Keeping the Union In Communion

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do no constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always. A.W. Tozer         Special thanks to  Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle Cairns. All page numbers refer to this book.   Rebellions, hierarchy issues, martyrdom, … Continue reading

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Serious Questions for Evangelicals: Why Two Missionaries Became Catholic

Every human wish dream that is injected into the Christian community is a hindrance to genuine community and must be banished if genuine community is to survive. He who loves his dream of community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even though his personal intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial.  … Continue reading

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