A Renewed and Reformed Baptist

“…I cannot agree with most of my Reformed counterparts that the Spirit has dramatically changed the way He acts…”

Bytes of Faith

This post comes at the end of a lot of struggle in both the cognitive and experimental parts of my faith, I do not feel that I am where I would like to be with having read the books I would like to read on this subject (William Tabernee’s “Imaginative History” Prophets and Gravestones would be a chief one) I find however a desire to fly my colours in a sense. I am both a Renewed and Reformed Baptist.

What do I mean? Both Renewed and Reformed should rightly not be thought of as end-goals in and of themselves but rather as with ecclesia semper reformanda est so too ecclesia semper renovar est. That is as we say that the Church should always be reforming, so too should it be in a continual state of renewal. The fount of our life as the Church should be God himself, as Paul…

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God’s Guidance

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow and despair
And I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.  – James 1:5-6

The Worst Sin

“Humanity’s greatest sin isn’t the horror of abortion, murder, adultery, blasphemy, fornication, or homosexuality. God saw fit to address this sin in the first two of the Ten Commandments: “I am the Lord your God you shall have no other gods before me, you should not make yourself a graven image.” It’s the sin of idolatry–creating a god in our own image, one that accommodates the slaughter of babies in the womb, murder, blasphemy, and the sexual sins of adultery, homosexuality, and fornication.

How do we address it the sin of idolatry? The same way Moses did, when he ascended from the holy mount and found Israel wholely given to the sin. He threw the Ten Commandments at their feet and showed them that they had been broken into a thousand pieces.” ~ Ray Comfort

Broken Pieces – Music Monday

If you ain’t breakin’ bad and you still chasin’ the habit
It ain’t no wonderland so we still chasing the rabbit
Ain’t a soul on the planet that’s better than another
And we all need grace in the face of each other

 

For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’” – Jeremiah 30:17

Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.” – Isaiah 61:7

You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.” – Psalm 71:20-21

“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.” – Acts 3:19-21