For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

"That's My King!" In Galatians 6!

Jesus Was Never Caught In Transgression
The Sinless God-Man Named God's Will His Obsession
He Gently Restored With Perfect Expression
He Bore Our Great Burden And Took Our Oppression
He Died And Then Rose To Save Without Question
So Trust In The Son And Love With Aggression
Bear Others' Burdens And Ease Their Depression
You'll Follow Christ's Law And Live Your Confession!

That's my King!

Jesus Watched With Perfect Sight
And All Temptations Crushed With Might
He Bore Our Burdens – Loved All Right
Was Counted Nothing – God Would Smite
He Died To Save From Wrath And Fright
Then Rose To Be Our Chief Delight
Now He Is Something None Can Slight
All Knees Will Bow – Boast In His Light!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Christ Is Worthy To Be Paid
Down Our Lives For Him Are Laid
The Greatest Teacher God Portrayed
He Sowed And Reaped And Worked And Prayed
Only Good His Life Displayed
He Died And Rose For Those Who Strayed
To Bring Them Everlasting Aid
In Him New Creatures We Are Made
Sow To The Spirit Don't Be Swayed
Do Good And Serve Him Unafraid!

That's my King!

Christ The God-Man Did All Good
He’d Not Grow Weary Like We Would
But Came To Do All Good We Should
Yet For Our Sins Died On That Wood
Then Rose From Death Like No One Could
Now We Do Good Because He Stood
So Don’t Grow Weary Love The Hood
Especially Brother And Sisterhood!

That's my King!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

New Hymn: Christ Our Substitute!

When Jesus died upon the tree
He took God's wrath to set us free
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Anger that burned so hot toward you!
Fell on God's Son and pierced Him through!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

On the tree Christ was counted sin
All evil you have and done and been
O praise Him! Alleluia!
God punished Him for what we did!
None of His wrath or judgment hid!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

God in His anger struck the Son
His sword awoke justice was done
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Crushed by His Father God was pleased!
To finally have His wrath appeased!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Cursed by His Father on the cross
Forsaken God His greatest loss
Alleluia! Alleluia!
He's made a curse so we are blessed!
Cast out so we are heaven's guest!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

His only Son He did not spare
All of God's anger He would bear
O sing ye! Alleluia!
No pity or compassion showed!
So that to us God's mercies flowed!
O Praise Him! O Praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The cup of fury Christ would drink
Horrors unknown below He'd sink
O sing ye! Alleluia!
Pled for another way to save!
Your will be done I am Your slave!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Because He suffered all God's wrath
Opened for us salvation's path
O praise Him! Alleluia!
No condemnation now we face!
But feel the Father's warm embrace!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Oh how the Father loves the Son
Raised from the dead His work is done
O praise Him! Alleluia!
In purpose they are one in love!
No broken union up above!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

(Tune: All Creatures Of Our God And King!)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"That's My King!" In Galatians 5!

Jesus Kept The Law In Whole
He's Both Its End And Final Goal
He Died And Rose To Save Your Soul
For He Alone Could Take The Scroll
His Works Shall Justify You Whole
His Spirit In You Does Control
Your Faith Will Work Through Love Extol!

That's my King!

In Christ What Matters All The Most
Is Faith That Works Through Love Up Close
Not Cutting Of The Flesh We Boast
But In The Cross Of Christ Engrossed
We Live For Him Like Heavenly Host
Faith Works Through Love In Him We Boast
Who Died And Rose And Loved Utmost!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Jesus Christ Ran Perfectly Well
So You And I Won't Go To Hell
He Is The Truth In Whom We Dwell
Was Persecuted, Died, and Fell
But Rose Alive And Now We Tell
Of Him Whose Glories None Can Quell
Oh May His Love Our Hearts Compel
To Live For Him All Sin Expel!

That's my King!

The Cross Of Jesus Christ Is The Greatest Imprecation
Where The Sinless Son Of God Was Our Full Propitiation
And Every Curse Of God Fell On Him In Cruel Damnation
There He Was Made Sin Which God Hates With Indignation
And Took All God's Full Anger So That We Might Have Salvation
Yet He's God's Beloved Son Who's Named LORD In Exaltation
The Holy Perfect God-Man Was Raised For Our Justification
He Took Our Imprecation
Withstood Every Temptation
Condemned Our Condemnation
Conquered Death For Every Nation
And Now There's Only Celebration
In Him Who Is Our Preoccupation, Infatuation, and Holy Fascination!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Shall Come Again
To Judge And Punish All Who Sin
Thy Kingdom Come Among All Men
Is Prayer For Judgment To Begin
So Flee To Christ Who Died For Sin
Then Rose Again Victory To Win
Pray God Would Save And Bring All In
And Plead With Christ To Come Again!

That's my King! I wonder if you know Him today?!

Jesus' Crucifixion Was The Greatest Sin Unspeakable
He Bore The Wrath God That's A Burden So Unbearable
Crying War Psalms To His Father In A Pain That's Inconceivable
He Gave His Life For Ours To Redeem The Unredeemable
Then Rose Up From The Grave To Give A Joy Indescribable
And Now We'll Be With Him With A Life That's Indestructible
Because The Prince Of Peace Took Our Curse So We're Acceptable
In Christ Our Joy Forever We Find All Things Most Desirable!

That's my King!

Christ Came And Loved To Set Us Free
Was Crushed And Cursed Upon That Tree
Then Rose And All Shall Bow The Knee
To Call Him LORD Who Calmed The Sea
He Set Us Free To Love And Be
Those Who Serve To His Degree
So Turn From Sin And To Him Flee
Love Neighbor Just Like His Decree!

That's my King!

Christ Walked In The Spirit Without Any Sin
He Had No Evil Flesh Within
The Perfect God-Man Came And When
He Died For Sinners Christ Would Win
And Rise The Greatest Who's Ever Been
In Him Our Flesh Is Dead Within
By Faith We Fight – New Life Begin!

That's my King! Do you know my King?!

Jesus' Good Works Had No Fleshly Percent
There Was No Flesh In Him To Any Extent
From Works Of The Flesh He'd Never Repent
For He Never Did Any Wherever He Went
But On That Cross To God's Wrath He Was Sent
God's Curse He'd Inherit And Take Our Torment
Then Rise From The Dead And Make His Ascent
So Turn From The Flesh In Him Be Content
He Saves And Forgives All Those Who Repent!

That's my King!

Jesus Bore Fruit Like No One On Earth
He's Filled With The Spirit Prior To His Birth
Loved, Served, And Cared With Joy And Mirth
He Above All Is Of Infinite Worth
So Trust In The God-Man Of Heaven And Earth
He Fills With His Spirit And Gives You New Birth
You'll Walk By The Spirit In Joy And Mirth
And Christ Will Be All Your Infinite Worth!

That's my King!

Christ Is Gentle, Good, And Kind
Like None You'll Ever See Or Find
He Loved And Served And Healed The Blind
The Faithful God-Man Pure Refined
He's Spirit-Filled Yet Sore Maligned
With Self-Control And Peace Of Mind
He Died And Left All Life Behind
Then Rose To Crush All Death Combined
Now With The Spirit We're Aligned
He Dwells In Us As God Designed!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

Christ The Only Faithful Man
In Gentleness None Better Than
Self-Controlled His Whole Life Span
Yet Died According To God's Plan
And Bore His Wrath For Every Stan
Japan, Iran, and Pakistan
Then Rose And All Death Overran
Trust In Him The Spirit Can
Make Disciples Not A Fan
You'll Bear Fruit No Law Can Ban!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Was Crucified
For Sinners He Was Cursed And Died
Then Rose To Conquer And Provide
Salvation For His Wayward Bride
So Trust The Son And Take His Side
To Him You Will Belong Abide
You'll Crucify Your Flesh Inside
And Humbly Walk The Spirit's Stride!

That's my King! That's my King!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

A Five Point JESUS-ist!

I am a five point JESUS-ist, and I firmly believe in each of the five points of JESUS-ism:

1. TOTAL DEPRAVITY: Matthew 7:11: If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children . . . .

Mark 7:21-23: For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.

John 6:44: No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.

2. UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION: John 15:16: You did not choose me, but I chose you . . . .

Luke 10:21: In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.”

John 17:9: I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

3. LIMITED ATONEMENT: John 10:11, 26: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep . . . but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.

Mark 10:45: For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

4. IRRESISTIBLE GRACE: John 6:37: All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

Luke 14:23: And the master said to the servant, “Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.”

5. PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS: John 10:28-29: I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

John 5:24: Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 6:39-40: And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

John Calvin On Penal Substitution

My tribute to John Calvin on his birthday today:

Opposing Calvin’s Inconsistency On The Cross, The Father’s Anger Toward The Son, And The Heart Of The Gospel

In this essay, I attempt to show the following:

1. How both Calvin and Bavinck contradicted themselves on penal substitution

2. How God's Word and Reformed Confessions disagree with their false statements on penal substitution

3. How Calvin himself denied his false statement on penal substitution throughout his sermons and commentaries

4. And finally, how I totally agree with what both Calvin and Bavinck were trying to guard and preserve: the fact that the Father never stopped loving the Son while He was on the cross and that the ontological Trinity remained intact – the intratrinitarian relationship between the Father and the Son was never broken apart.

I invite any feedback! Thanks!

There's No One Like Our King!

"This Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mohammed, and Napoleon; without science and learning, He shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence of schools, He spoke such words of life as were never spoken before or since and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet; without writing a single line, He set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art, and songs of praise, than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times." Philip Schaff