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522253_517228818304880_1644217493_nOur Motto:

902068_10202950144506212_6383755545477767798_o.jpg“Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda est secundum Verbum Dei”

(The church Reformed and always reforming according to the Word of God)

Our Purpose:

The purpose of this website is  to equip Christians in the truth by making available the finest classic & contemporary Reformed Theology articles.

God’s richest blessings on you.


5 Reasons to Teach Your Kids About the Reformation  (Jeff Robinson)

Is Jesus the Only Way? (John MacArthur) (Video)

What Does It Mean To Be Reformed

Miracles for Sale – Darren Brown (Subtitle Indonesia)

The Erosion Of God-Centered Worship

Our Sufficiency in Christ: Bible-Believing Doubters (Indonesian)

Is Jesus the Only Way of Salvation? – R.C.Sproul (Video)

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Christians and Alcohol

Written by. Tim Challies

The relationship of Christians and alcohol is one of those perennial issues. It has often been the source of heated disagreement and even separation. It is a particularly important topic in the United States, but, since much of the rest of the world is culturally downstream from the U.S., it effects every Christian to some degree. Today I want to discuss the issue of alcohol, or at least one component of it. (Parenthetically, many Americans may not know this, but alcohol is a non-issue for Christians in many other parts of the world.) Continue reading

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A Plea to Multi-Level Marketing Business Owners in the Church

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The Soft Prosperity Gospel

Watch: John Piper and the Prosperity Gospel

By Erik Raymond

What do you think of when you read the words prosperity gospel? Odds are that your stomach turns a bit as you think about the preachers on television who speak to very large crowds and appeal to even more people in their books. Queasiness is the reaction one should have to the brand of Christianity trumpeted by prosperity preachers. This is because the prosperity gospel is not a gospel at all but rather a damnable perversion of the true gospel. Its preachers herald a message of self-improvement that runs painfully contrary to several key biblical realities. They minimize the purpose of suffering, discourage self-denial, and make the Christian life about the accumulation of stuff. To do this they turn Jesus from the self-giving, sin-atoning, wrath-satisfying, guilt-removing Savior into an eager butler who fetches all of our desires and gives us our best life now.

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8 Lies (Some) Christians Believe About Success

Written by. N.N

I have spent my whole life trying to be successful. I thought it was what we were supposed to do. Worse than that, I thought success was the mark of a blessed Christian.

If God loves you he’ll bless you, says the prayer of Jabez and North America’s favorite verse, Jeremiah 29:11. His desire is to prosper us, not to harm us—to give us hope and a future.

Just look at all those megachurches, with their million-dollar sanctuaries. Look at all those bestselling Jesus-loving authors and speakers.

But then there are the 21 Egyptians, or the 30 Ethiopians, martyred recently for their Christian faith. There are the faithful pastors who don’t have megachurches, who suffer heartache and setbacks. And there is my own journey as a Christian author, through anorexia, miscarriage, and anxiety. And there are countless other believers who do the right thing, who say the right prayers, who believe, and yet who know the anguish of Job.

At some point in my life, Christianity had become a magic wand instead of a humble posture.

Here are some lies we in the church often believe about success.

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Did John Calvin Burn Michael Servetus At The Stake?

Written by. David Qaoud

Church history question: Did John Calvin murder people? More specifically, did he have Michael Servetus burned at the stake?

What Really Happened Between John Calvin and Michael Servetus

When I first told a pastor friend of mine that I started a twitter account dedicated to the Reformer’s words, the first thing he said was, “You mean the guy who burned people at the stake?”

This was coming from an elder.

How much more would the average Christian layperson accuse Calvin unjustly?

When people think about Calvin burning people at the stake, the person that usually comes to mind is Michael Servetus. I won’t go into full details (If you want, watch this video from the 2009 National Desiring God conference where they discuss this issue in full detail). But I’ll give you the gist here.

So, this Michael Servetus guy. He was born the same year as Calvin. Born of Spanish notability, he was utterly brilliant, and had experience in astronomy, medicine, mathematics, and theology. Had he not gone Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, he probably would shine in our minds as a prominent figure of the renaissance era.

Instead, we’ll forever remember him as a heretic.

Where things started to go wrong was in 1531, when Servetus released a book called, On the Errors of The Trinity, in which he maligns traditional, orthodox Christianity for having embraced the Trinitarian understanding of God – that is, One God in three distinct persons; equal in divinity, but distinct in ministry. Servetus did not hold the traditional Christian position. A few years later, Servetus began to write Calvin letters. Again: Michael Servetus is the one who started this whole thing.

Servetus wrote to Calvin. And Calvin wrote back. This happened repeatedly for many years as they debated and discussed various theological matters. At first, Servetus’ tone was respectable, as if he wrote general inquiries. He seemed interested in learning from Calvin. Over time, however, Servetus became accusatory, cutting, and dismissive of Calvin. And at some point, Calvin stopped writing back.

In 1553, Servetus published another work. This book had two purposes: to further attack the doctrine of the Trinity, and personally slander the character of John Calvin. Problem is, Servetus is in France, and France is a catholic country. And at that time, open heresy was against the law (both in Geneva, Protestant communities, in Catholic communities, and all over). When authorities found out about the book, Servetus was charged and arrested for open heresy. Hersey was a crime, and if you break the law, you pay the price – burning at the stake, the standard punishment at the time.

They tried Servetus and eventually sentenced him to be burned at the stake. So now Servetus is in jail, waiting to be burned. The governing authorities were so mad at him that they demanded he should be burned slowly. There he was in jail, with no lively prospect of escape. John Calvin actually opposed people being burned at the stake. In fact, he even wrote a letter to the city council begging them not to burn Servetus.

Let me be clear: Calvin wasn’t opposing that Servetus be executed (as the law says) but was opposing that he wouldn’t be burned at the stake. What did the city council say to Calvin? The city council said no, and they burned Servetus at the sake. Calvin did not burn Michael Servetus at the stake. It was not Calvin’s fault at all.

So, that’s it. That’s what happened.

Sure, Calvin had many faults. You can say he was an arrogant man. You can say he was short with his critics. You can also make fun of him for being shy and awkward. All of these things are true. But you can’t say that Calvin had Michael Servetus burned at the stake, because that simply didn’t happen.

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