True versus False Repentance   What is repentance? Is it required for salvation? How do we know when someone has truly repented? Repentance is not just a resolution to do better. Many people make New Year’s resolutions only to have them go by the wayside before the end of January. Repentance is not feeling badly […]

Trichotomy vs Dichotomy Nouthetic Counseling, also known as Biblical Counseling, holds to a Dichotomist view of man, as opposed to a Trichotomist view. Dichotomist state that man consists of two, and only two parts: body and soul. The Westminster Confession of Faith, says this about the parts of man: “The bodies of men, after death, […]

Attributes of God “’To whom then will you liken Me that I would be his equal?’ says the Holy One.” Isaiah 40:25 God is not like us. He is so far removed – so HOLY – that He is completely OTHERLY in every way. So how do we describe God? In Strong’s Systematic Theology the […]

Common Grace     God loves His creation because He is a benevolent Creator. The blessing that He bestows on His creation is called Common Grace. This blessing extends to not just the elect, *but also to the reprobate. We can see Common Grace in the love of a friendship, a beautiful flower, as well […]

  The Sufficiency of Scripture is being attacked on multiple fronts – Sufficiency of Scripture in Counseling is especially attacked. The mental health arena is bombarded with claims that Scripture is not sufficient for counseling. Many people scoff at the idea of talking to a trained pastor about their issues of depression and anxiety. They […]