Yes, There Has Been A Name Change

Back in The Day, we used to say we “renamed” something. Now, things get “rebranded.” I thought the only things which got rebranded were unfortunate little cattle who had originally been branded incorrectly in the first place and this had to undergo the searing heat of a branding iron a second time. Alas, the times, they are-a-changin’, to quote Bob Dylan.

After a little more than six years and 1,954 posts, we have indeed “rebranded.” Our address is now psalm115three.com. Please modify any bookmarks or favorites which point here to reflect the new address. The lightheartedcalvinist.com URL will still get you here, BTW and we will keep that active for that purpose.

Why the change? Some may attribute the change to a growing curmedgeon factor in an old man, but aye, ’tis not so. It is more a reflection of this – the gospel is serious business. Nothing matters more. Not even here in Texas, where football (American-style football, for our global audience) is king. We have decided to move away from those occasional posts which are more lighthearted and mirthful in tone to a more consistently serious, sober-minded tone.

Also, we have made the change to become more God-centered. This blog is not about an old man in Texas. It is about the living God who rescued an old man from the curse of sin and did so for His own glory, not mine.

Thank you for stopping by and you can continue on to Psalm115three.com here.

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Douglas Moo: Lectures On The Book Of James, Part 5

Douglas Moo is a scholar at Wheaton College and the author of an acclaimed commentary on James. He lectured on James at The Master’s Seminary and these are the videos. Moo is also one of the translators of the TNIV and the NIV 2011 and he occasionally comments on translation issues – whether one agrees with him or not, his points are interesting and give some insight into bible translation.

JC Ryle: Today’s Predestination Paranoia is Unwarranted

First of all let me entreat every reader of this paper not to refuse this doctrine of Election, merely because it is high, mysterious, and hard to be understood. Is it reverent to do so? Is it treating God’s Word with the respect due to revelation? Is it right to reject anything written for our learning, and to give it hard names, merely because some misguided men have misused it, and turned it to a bad purpose? These are serious questions. They deserve serious consideration. If men begin rejecting it, they are on slippery ground. There is no saying how far they may fall.

What after all do men gain by refusing the doctrine of Election? Does the system of those who deny Election save one soul more than of those who hold it? Certainly not. Do those who hold Election narrow the way to heaven, and make salvation more difficult than those who deny it? Certainly not.

The opponents of Election maintain that none will be saved except those who repent and believe. Well: the advocates of Election say just the same! The opponents of Election proclaim loudly that none but holy people go to heaven. Well: the advocates of Election proclaim the same doctrine just as loudly!

What, then, I ask once more, is gained by denying the truth of Election? I answer, Nothing whatever. And yet, while nothing is gained, a great deal of comfort seems to be lost. It is cold comfort to be told that God never thought of me before I repented and believed. But to know and feel that God had purposes of mercy toward me before the foundation of the world, and that all the work of grace in my heart is the result of an everlasting covenant and an eternal Election, is a thought full of sweet and unspeakable consolation. A work that was planned before the foundation of the world, by an Architect of almighty power and perfect wisdom, is a work which will never be allowed to fail or be overthrown.

Douglas Moo: Lectures On The Book Of James, Part 4

Douglas Moo is a scholar at Wheaton College and the author of an acclaimed commentary on James. He lectured on James at The Master’s Seminary and these are the videos. Moo is also one of the translators of the TNIV and the NIV 2011 and he occasionally comments on translation issues – whether one agrees with him or not, his points are interesting and give some insight into bible translation.

Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Bible Study, October 14, 2014 – Tim Conway: Paul Preached Christ Crucified, Not Works (Galatians, Part 2)

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