Author Archive for JasonS

JasonS grew up in a Baptist family, went to Baptist churches, trusted Jesus at age thirteen, and began preaching at age nineteen. Today Jason is nearing forty years of age, but won't say how near that he truly is to forty. Jason is the father of two children, the husband of one wife, the pastor of two country churches, and is often tired, but loves the Christian life and the blessing of being in full-time ministry. JasonS is a lover of reading, theology, Biblical and ecclesiastical history, and desires to learn and grow in the grace of God. You may visit JasonS' personal blog at http://pastoralmusings.com

That Pesky Issue Of Judging

Once someone begins to call sin by its name, it seems there are those who yell, “THE BIBLE SAYS DON’T JUDGE!!!!!” That is true. The Bible does say do not judge. The problem is that the Bible also commands us to judge. See John 7:24 and 1Corinthians 10:15 , for example. We must understand context […]

Calvin On Rulers And God

The characteristic of a true sovereign is, to acknowledge that, in the administration of his kingdom, he is a minister of God. He who does not make his reign subservient to the divine glory, acts the part not of a king, but a robber. He, moreover, deceives himself who anticipates long prosperity to any kingdom […]

The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit And The Second Blessing

A Consideration of Two Texts That Seem to Support The Doctrine of The Second Blessing See part one here. The following passages seem to support the doctrine of the second blessing. The question we must ask is, “Do they indeed support the doctrine of the second blessing?” The first thing we must note is the fact […]

Is The Baptism With The Holy Spirit A Second Blessing?

Is The Baptism With The Holy Spirit A Second Blessing? (Note that much of this material has been imported from the author’s article on The Baptism With The Holy Spirit.) The issue that is before us is an issue that is of great importance to the Christian Church today. For approximately one hundred years there has […]

Of Truth And Morality: Redux

In a previous article I spoke of God as the source of truth and the ultimate standard of truth. We all live as if this were true, whether we accept the foregoing statement as true or not. We live by a standard of truth and expect others to live by the same standard. For example, when I […]