The Bible is Sufficient

Because Scripture is the Word of God it partakes of the attributes of God whose word it is. This historical perspective defends the Bible’s infallible inspiration and perfection (see also Psalm 19:7). It is impossible for the all-perfect God to produce something imperfect. Scripture also possesses the authority of God. Scripture is the sole source of the knowledge of God, of how to love him and how to live for him. It contains all that is necessary for this life and our hope for that which is to come — the Sola Scriptura of the Reformation.  As the source of truth and authority, we must add nothing to it, especially man-made traditions because then they supplant it’s truth as Jesus said to the Pharisees, “Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition” (Mark 7:9). This is what Roman Catholicism does. Whether it’s creation, gender, relationships or church practice we need no supplementation to the Bible. It alone fully equips us (II Tim.3:15-17).



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Why do the wicked appear to prosper? Do they really?

“True it is that wicked men do usually prosper in their outward worldly condition: Yet there is what may abundantly vindicate and clear the justice of God in this matter. For, 1. There are other judgments and punishments besides outward afflictions. Even the very prosperity of wicked men is their judgment: It destroys them.† It is but a seeming prosperity, and not such truly. It is a curse to them: They are thereby prepared for the day of slaughter (g). All their enjoyments are salted with a curse: cursed is their basket and their store (h): Their very blessings are curses. Their table proves a snare to them, God gives them riches to their hurt (i); to be fuel for their pride, prodigality, luxury, intemperance, and other evils; so that they are thereby blinded, and hardened, and strengthened in their wickedness: and these are the sorest judgments (k). 2. The execution of visible judgments is only suspended for a time. As some are God’s elect:, and therefore not to be cut off in their unregenerate state: So he endures also with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction (l). They are like malefactors condemned to death, only reprieved for a time. And God suspends the execution for just and wife reasons: Either because he hath some belonging to the election of grace to bring out of their loins; or, because he hath service for them in the way of his providence about his church and people; or because his people are sheltered under their wings. 3. Judgment, though delayed, will at last be executed. Tho’ it be not suddenly executed, yet it is surely executed: As a chimney long foul will be fired at length. God will at length shew himself a just and righteous God. And the longer judgment be delayed, it will be the more severe when executed. Justice may, like a lion, seem to be asleep; but at last it will awake, and roar on the sinner. Hence the Lord threatens, I have long time holden my peace, I have been still and refrained myself, now will I cry like a travailling woman, I will destroy and and devour at once (m). God hath an eternity wherein to punish impenitent sinners. Hence Abraham is brought in speaking to the rich glutton, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time received thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: But now he is conforted, and thou art tormented (n). 4. The greater their outward prosperity be, their judgment will be the more terrible for their manifold abuse of it. They are lifted up on high, that their fall may be the greater. Their ingratitude for, and manifold abuse of his mercies, will furnish a severe indictment against them. While wicked sinners abuse God’s patience toward them, they treasure up to themselves wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of God (o). ”

† Improbo bene esse non potest – Cicero, Parad. 2
f) Ecc. 8:10
g) Prov. 1:32
h) Jer. 12:3
I) James 5:5; Det. 28:37
k) Mal. 2:2; Ps. 69:22; Ecc. 5:13
l) Rom. 9:22
m) Isa. 42:10
n) Luke 6:25
o) Rom. 2:5

William Wishart, Theologia, or Discourses on God, delivered in 120 Sermons (1787), Volume 1, Sermon 42

Thanks again Andy Underhile.

God gives over societies to sin who hate and ignore him.

“But, when the ties of religion are once broken from the mind, all the most effectual restraints of moral principle are instantly dissolved; public sentiment is absorbed in private interest – public virtue is lost. Sensuality insulates every citizen; he has no country but self; all the energies of patriotism are enfeebled; and voluptuousness, in its progress, creates a base servility of soul which is prepared to submit to any master who will favour its indolence, and afford it the means of indulging its effeminate pleasures. Mutual faith is perished – vows are broken without scruple; for what remains to enforce their obligation? Deceit and treachery are but ordinary means to accomplish unworthy ends. Lust, jealousy, and dastardly revenge disturb the order and destroy the happiness of society. When manners have arrived at this stage of degeneracy, they can then be purged only by the destructive power of a foreign master, or by some dreadful internal and exterminating revolution—Such has ever been the ultimate progression of national dereliction of morals and religion —republics have fallen a prey to internal tyranny, empires to foreign conquest. To cite to you proofs of this truth would be to repeat the records of universal illustrated in the fortunes of individual families. Profligacy of manners, poisoning the very fountains of life, a vicious and debilitated race becomes extinct in a few generations. This is the curse which God has inflicted on practical atheism, and its constant companion, extreme corruption of manners. He has so laid the plan of his providence over the world, that the course of nature shall avenge the violated majesty of his law, and become itself, the minister of his justice. When universal depravity of morals has invaded a people, each race becomes, by obvious causes, more corrupted than the last; the evils of the preceding are still accumulated upon that which follows, and seldom, as I have before said, does the third, or the fourth generation pass away till they are ripe for the exterminating judgments of Heaven. Thus does a righteous and jealous God visit the iniquities of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those that hate him.” — Samuel Stanhope Smith, Sermons, Volume 1 (Religion Necessary to National Prosperity)

Thanks Andy Underhile.


The Militant Christ

Christ stated he came not to bring peace but a sword, a sword that would divide families where some would love him and others not. The Lord overthrew the tables of the money-changers in the temple because they were desecrating his house of prayer. The Scripture is replete with instances of God fighting for his people and against his enemies and theirs e.g David and Goliath (I Samuel 17:47), Israel at the Red Sea (Exodus 15:1-6). Interestingly it was God’s breath that blew on the sea to destroy the Egyptians and the same breath will destroy Antichrist at his second coming (II Thess.2:8).  The militant Christ as the angel of the Lord appeared to Joshua with his sword drawn (Josh.5:13,14).This power on the behalf of his people will bring us through all our lives and into his holy heaven just as it brought Israel out of Egypt and into the promised land (Exodus 15:17).This booklet will help you grow in the knowledge and confidence that your Lord fights for his truth and his church and cannot be defeated and that the great weapon he has given us is his word and he expects us to wield it skillfully as he trains us in its use (Eph. 6:17, Song of Solomon 3:8).

Keeping the Sword Drawn by Rev. Brian Huizinga.

Available from where you can also access the video of the speech.



The woman responsible for the murder of John the Baptist.








Genesis 49 and 50 provide two highly significant verses relating to the Kingdom of God. The first mention of the word salvation occurs in Genesis 49:18 where Jacob is prophesying concerning Dan and the rest of his sons.

Shortly after Joseph is confronted by his worried brothers fearful he would take revenge on them after their father died uttered words that have comforted believers for many centuries in Genesis 50:20. 

His statement contrasting the wickedness of man and the good purpose of God explain perhaps a reason for all the sin in our world but pre-eminently the cross which was the absolute epitome of this truth.


Jacob’s hip.

And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good,” (Gen.32:12).

“And he (the wrestler-pre-incarnate Son of God) blessed him there.” (Gen.32:29).

“and he halted upon his thigh.” (Gen.32:31).

Sometimes God needs to cripple us to bless us. We are intent on doing things in our own strength and God humbles us, but be assured whatever he does is a blessing.

What God was teaching Jacob, he teaches all his people by leaving them with a sinful nature even after they are born again, instead of totally sanctifying them or taking them to heaven, so that as the catechism states they have only “a small beginning of new obedience.”  This makes us dependent upon God for daily grace-of forgiveness, for strength and for supplication.This is the message of  Romans 7 and Heidelberg Catechism L.D. 44.

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“God has plans not problems for our lives”

Amen to this prayer.


(Voice of the Persecuted) In faith, we know GOD has amazing plans for us for His Kingdom purposes. He’s on the move! Today, let’s us take a moment to pray for direction to follow His plans.

Father God, help us to have the discernment to know when You are calling to lead us for Your purpose. Give us faith to believe though it may seem impossible. Father, bless us with the patience to wait when things don’t seem to be moving fast enough for us. You are able and Your timing is perfect!

Almighty God, give us the courage to say “send me” and the strength and resolve to never give up. Abba Father, help us to trust completely in You. May Your will be done and may You be glorified and praised in all that we do. In the holy name of Jesus, Amen

God bless you, brothers…

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Communion with God (45)

What an incomparable blessing the indwelling Spirit is to the believer. He really is our ALL IN ALL.

The work of the Holy Spirit in us.

He worketh effectively, distributes, gives.
How does he work and what does he produce?

He is said “to work effectually,” 1 Cor. 12: 11, “All these worketh” “that one and the self-same Spirit.”  This applies to his distribution of gifts and the communication of graces and privileges.  “Dividing to every man according to his will”. “There are diversities of operations, but it is the same God (the Spirit) which worketh all in all;”  He that distributes variously, does it with choice, and judgement, and freedom of will. We should be content with his portion! Power, choice, freedom of a divine person are evidently denoted in the expressions insisted on. As comforter and sanctifier he grants the constant and continual supplies of new light, power, vigour, and grace. He brings to remembrance the things spoken by Christ, John 14: 26. He glorifies Christ in the hearts of believers, John 16:14, sheds abroad the love of God in them. He seals Eph. 1:13. He is the earnest of our inheritance. He grants unction Isa. 11:2, and is the Spirit of adoption and of supplication.

Adapted from John Owen’s “Communion with God”


Man’s Mysterious Way

Excellent sermon as we reflect on the passing of another year.

Text Proverbs 20:24 . How can a man understand his way?

Candidate Dave Noorman’s message on 31/12/2017 at CERC, Singapore.



  • We cannot discern our future path.
  • Our steps are determined by the Lord.
  • We have no idea what gifts, catastrophes, afflictions await and why.
  • We are affected by those in authority.
  • We do not understand.
  • We do not know God’s plan but we should have comfort and our response should be:
  • Contentment, trust, a recognition that all our ways are planned with Christ in mind, that is they lead us to the Cross, to Christ, to sanctification and we walk with Him.
  • His path is good for us.
  • We don’t have the understanding to be able to order our way.