The Daily Discovery (July 1, 2016)

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An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty – “Many of our alumni, students, parents and friends have been watching the current events surrounding the California Bill SB 1146. [For an overview of this bill, see herehere and here.] This is NOT just another piece of legislation; this is a critical issue that will directly affect the future of The Master’s College! As you would expect, Dr. John MacArthur has already submitted a letter registering our strong opposition to this bill which threatens institutions freedom to provide a quality education based on a commitment to Christ and His Word.”

Why I Am Not Egalitarian – “I’ve got just two articles remaining in this series I’ve titled ‘Why I Am Not…’ Week by week I am describing why I have rejected some theological positions in favor of others and my purpose is not so much to persuade as it is to explain. There is a story behind every position I hold and each of these articles tells one of those stories. I have already told why I am not atheist, Roman Catholic, liberal, Arminian, paedobaptist, or dispensational. Today I want to tell why I am not egalitarian.”

Hopelessness and hope: the end of Roe vs. Wade – “This week the US Supreme Court struck down Texas’ attempts to regulate abortions by ensuring that the ‘surgical centers’ that preformed them met the same regulations as every other surgery center in the state. The court said that this would be an “undo burden” on women, because ‘common sense’ says that most abortion clinics fail to meet medical standards.”

Hashophet Merachoq: He Who Judges from Afar – “First thing I encountered this morning was a link to Michael Marcavage’s article in horrifically titled, ‘Tattoos for Jesus? Group Raises Funds for ‘Church Plant’ by Tattooing Members, Sampling Booze.’ I had been wondering when Marcavage, a campaigner for abstinence and critic of Jeff Durbin and Marcus Pittman, would strike. He had contacted me about a week before ReformCon through the website. Something about the request for contact set off red alarm bells so I asked Jeff Durbin about the guy. Turns out he has been a critic for a while and is particularly focused upon any and all references to alcohol. So I asked what he wanted to talk about and it was clear it was all about the ‘tone’ of the conference.”

Should Our Churches Repent of the Sins of Our Fathers? – “At Mortification of Spin (MoS) this week, Todd Pruitt has begun sharing his reflections on the General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) where hundreds of PCA pastors and ruling elders gathered together for worship, business, and this year, a corporate decision to repent of past sins. That repentance came in the form of an overture voted on and accepted by the Assembly. In it, the PCA ‘does recognize, confess, condemn, and repent of corporate and historical sins, including those committed during the Civil Rights era, and continuing racial sins of ourselves and our fathers such as the segregation of worshipers by race; the exclusion of persons from Church membership on the basis of race; the exclusion of churches, or elders, from membership in the Presbyteries on the basis of race; the teaching that the Bible sanctions racial segregation and discourages inter-racial marriage; the participation in and defense of white supremacist organizations; and the failure to live out the gospel imperative that ‘love does no wrong to a neighbor’ (Romans 13:10).”


 Tom Buck – 2 Timothy 3:1-9


Paul Washer thumps teenagers who act like boys.

Unborn children are not merely “potential human beings.”

“All death can do to the believer is deliver him to Jesus.  It brings us into the eternal presence of our Savior.” – John MacArthur