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I'm Not Just Reformed, I'm Continuously Reforming

Happy first Sunday of October 2017. It's also the first day of October 2017 which is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation Month. I would like to declare this fact that I'm not just Reformed, I'm continuously Reforming. The more I get into Reformed Theology the more I see that Christianity is subject to continuous reforms according to the Scriptures. What does it mean to be reformed? Reform means to make changes in order to improve it. Reformation is not a way to new Christianity but a way to true Christianity. 
What does it mean that I'm continuously reforming day by day?  Romans 12:1-3 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to ev…
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My Differences With John Gill's Interpretation of Revelation

Yes, I'm done with John Gill's exposition after several months of reading it. It was a rich exposition though there are times I'm forced to only read one chapter instead of two or three. Some chapters are pretty long and they need more understanding than the rest. There are also shorter expositions which makes reading a little more easy. Then I reached the Book of Revelation where I had some disagreements with John Gill.
On the other hand, I do still have my problems with his commentary on Revelation. When it comes to my interpretation of Revelation, I'm in between futurism and historicism. I'm definitely not a preterist to believe that Revelation was fulfilled last 70 A.D. I'm definitely not a historicist in the sense that I believe that the Antichrist is a dynasty because 1 John 2:18 says that Antichrist shall come and right now there are many antichrists. There's a distinction between the Antichrist and an antichrist. Later Reformed preachers like Arthu…

Recalling My Faith Crisis in "Mama Mary"

October is the Rosary Month, Halloween Month and Reformation Month. I still think about the time I used to pray the Rosary in hopes of attaining peace only to find myself in a mess. Some Roman Catholics may say that when they pray to Mary they're asking her to pray for them. But is the Rosary totally biblical and a weapon against vice and sin?

Here's something I got from Aleteia.org which is a Roman Catholic website with how Roman Catholics justify the Rosary: When Catholics pray the “Hail, Mary” prayer they are not praying to Mary but are asking for her prayers of intercession for us, in the same manner that you may ask friends, family, or your clergy to pray for you. Only her intercessory prayers are more powerful because she is the Mother of our Lord and sits at His side in Heaven. The Hail Mary prayer is taken straight out of the Bible, off the lips of the Archangel Gabriel, the messenger of the Lord (Luke 1:28 NAB), and from Elizabeth’s words of praise when the child in …

I Say Gun Violence is a Problem Because of Sin

I read the news of the Las Vegas shootings. There's nothing new about it. While the Bible doesn't prohibit people from owning deadly weapons or using them for defense but it certainly prohibits their misuse. The same Bible that institutes the death penalty also prohibits it being carried out without proper due process or to be used indiscriminately. The problem isn't guns or death penalty but their improper use. These stuff were meant to help defend a country but they can destroy a country when they're in the wrong hands.
Here's an illustration of how guns isn't the issue but it's all about sin. Jesus told His disciples to buy a dagger to defend themselves in Luke 22. Moments later he tells Peter not to use the dagger or to put the law into his own hands. The issue is not about having a sword or a knife but it's all about misusing them. It's like how heroes of the Bible rightfully used the sword to defend the nation all the while wicked men of the …

Entering the 500th Year of the Reformation Makes Me Believe Jesus is Coming Sooner Than I Think

I think about how Church history has been surviving a lot of trials. Here's some events I could name that prove Matthew 16:18-19 means what it says and that Jesus is the Rock: The Church was persecuted by the Pharisees... it stood still!The Church was persecuted everywhere it went in the Book of Acts... it stood still!The Church was persecuted by the Romans... it stood still!The Roman Catholic institution did every trick in the book to destroy the true Church and replace it... it stood still!Muslim regimes tried to destroy Christianity... it stood still!Today, all the forces of darkness are joining together yet the Gospel is still being preached!
In short, when Jesus said the Church can't be shook then it can't be shook. The persecution brought by the enemies of Christianity can't destroy the Rock foundation. 1 Corinthians 10:4 says that the Rock is Christ. Peter was assured that the Church won't be destroyed because it's on solid Rock. Peter couldn't be th…

I'm Looking Forward to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

It's just a few more days and it'll be October or Reformation Month. The Reformation started on October 31, 1517 and now it's 2017. It's already 500 years of the Reformation and that convinces me that the Lord's coming is near. At the same time, I'm convinced of the promise of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:18-19 that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church. What should be important that the Reformation is not a way to new Christianity but to bring people back to true Christianity.

I read the Book of Acts, I read through history and here's what. Many times, we see the Church was about to be destroyed. The Jewish communities tried to destroy the community of Jewish Christians but failed. The Romans tried to destroy Christianity but failed. The Roman Catholic institution through the Crusades, Inquisition and Jesuits tried to usurp the true Church but failed. The Muslims tried to destroy Christianity but failed. Many people tried to destroy…

So I'm Not Scientifically Minded Unless I Believe in Evolution as Science?

Should I even be surprised that people today tell me I can't study science unless I believe in evolution? One thing that I need to emphasize is that evolution isn't exclusive to atheist and an evolutionist may also be a theist. Evolution itself has more theistic roots than atheistic roots. Almost every world religion buys Charles Darwin's creationism. What both atheistic evolutionists and theistic evolutionists have in common is to tell me that if I don't believe in evolution then I can't believe in science.
This is problematic for one reason. Scientific proof destroys evolution yet these people insist that it supports them (Romans 1:18-24). If we're to use the scientific method to ask for evidence for evolution they always resolve to the use of logical fallacies. They tend to use Ad Hominem, character assassination, strawman attacks and false dichotomy just to name a few. Their favorite strawman argument is to immediately assume those who don't believe evo…