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Wondering with Great Admiration

Not every church that calls itself a church is worthy of the name. What is the church? According to the Belgic Confession, the church is “a holy congregation of true Christian believers, all expecting their salvation in Jesus Christ, being washed by His blood, sanctified and sealed by the Holy Ghost” (art. 27). But drive […]

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High Time to Awake Out of Sleep

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”—Romans 13:11   HIGH TIME! to awake out of sleep. Literally, “the hour is already for us to awake out of sleep,” which means that we have already overslept. What […]

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Hope in Perverse Times

Iniquity shall abound. A falling away. The man of sin. Deceivableness. Evil men growing worse and worse. Pleasure in unrighteousness. The Bible is full of warnings about the dangers of the end of the world, including the dangers of the increasing sinfulness of the last times. This can cause us to worry and fear. One […]

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A Perverse Generation

“Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?”  Matthew 17:17   What does a perverse generation look like? If I were to have answered this question in the past, I would have pointed out to you the perversions of other […]

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Lovers of Self

The end times are described in scripture as perilous times (2 Tim. 3:1). These perilous times will be characterized by men and women who reject God and his sovereignty and who are “lovers of their own selves” (v. 2). Rejecting God, man will live a self-centered life, believing himself to be worthy of all the […]

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