Lest We Forget. Remembrance Sunday and Those Tower Hill Poppies

Poppies at the Tower

Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday. We find it hard to imagine the devastation caused by two World Wars separated by just two decades. But we must remember. We must appreciate the horrors of war and be thankful for the relative peace in our time.And we must think of those who do not know peace. Small tokens like buying a poppy, or placing the symbol ن on our social media profiles may seem insignificant, but such acts make us think.  They should make us feel some solidarity with those who suffer n … [Read more...]

Jonathan Edwards on Total Depravity

I am planning on sharing some short quotes from Jonathan Edwards on the five points of Calvinism. Here is the first on the "T" of the so-called "TULIP". He simply defines Total depravity: . . . the Calvinistic doctrine of the total depravity and corruption of man's nature, whereby his heart is wholly under the power of sin, and he is utterly unable, without the interposition of sovereign grace, savingly to love God, believe in Christ, or do anything that is truly good and acceptable in God's … [Read more...]

SERMON – A Song Of Hope – Psalm 121

On the 24th of August, I preached a sermon at Jubilee during our summer series on some famous psalms. I took Psalm 121, which served as a starting point for me to share some of the most important planks of my personal doctrinal framework—a framework that has sustained me through hard times.As blogging around here at least begins to return to normal—if there is such a thing at adrianwarnock.com—I thought I'd share both the audio to download and a condensed version of the message below. You can als … [Read more...]

Review of the Blog – July to August: TULIP and Together On a Mission

Before going on a summer break, I ended with a post which expresses clearly the driving passion behind my life—I DON'T WANT BALANCE, I WANT IT ALL!Other than that, and the posts on the atonement I listed in yesterday's review, July was totally dominated (and rightly so) by Together On a Mission. This conference is a phenomena that you really ought to experience at least once in your life. The fact that next year we will have Mark Driscoll here in the UK as the main speaker is just one reason to c … [Read more...]

Credit God, Blame Man, Or Why Double Predestination is Error – Charles Simeon

Last week, as you may know, I preached on Jacob. During my preparation I was, not surprisingly, taken once more to the glorious doctrines of grace—the so-called "TULIP." Jacob is used in Romans as a supreme example of God's free grace.This post is part of a mini-series highlighting quotes from others on each of these five points of Calvinism. It will also provide links to some old posts I wrote on Calvinism. We began the series with a quote that claims the doctrine of total depravity helps your m … [Read more...]

How Total Depravity Helps Your Marriage

Last week, as you may know, I preached on Jacob. During my preparation, not surprisingly, I was taken once more to the glorious doctrines of grace—the so-called "TULIP." Jacob is used in Romans as a supreme example of God's free grace. This post is part of a mini-series highlighting quotes from others on each of these five points of Calvinism. It will also provide links to some old posts I wrote on Calvinism.We begin the series with a quote from Jollyblogger that claims the doctrine of total d … [Read more...]

Calvinistic newbie

My friend Dave Routlege shows his calvinistic training in his commentary about the history of his blog (which I helped him set up) arose. Astute readers will notice the correspondence to the five points of calvinism which cannot have been accidental (for more on the five points of calvinism follow the links at my post on Calvinism and worship. Anyway here is what Dave said:1.I was totally incapable of setting it up myself. (Total depravity)2.I did nothing to deserve it. (Unconditional … [Read more...]

Its all about you Jesus……calvinism and worship

Well, this Christmas the carnival of the reformation has asked us to post about the centrality of Christ the "sola christus". This is a request I am only too happy to comply with and helps bring a number of threads together that I have been posting on lately.The last thing I posted was a link to our series on the book of acts Any good bible student knows of course that this book should really be called the acts of Jesus as Luke introduces it in such a way as to make clear he believes that … [Read more...]

T – Total Depravity (Five Points of Calvinism, Part 1)

HAve decided to tag along with JOLLYBLOGGER in his new series on the five points of Calvinism often known by the acronymn TULIP. He has done a couple of introductory posts and then begins with the following quote "The effect of the fall upon man is that sin has extended to every part of his personality -- his thinking, his emotions, and his will. Not necessarily that he is intensely sinful, but that sin has extended to his entire being. The unregenerate (unsaved) man is dead in his sins (Romans … [Read more...]

For your eyes only…….

This modesty check is a great catelogue of everything a man ever remembers noticing about a womans clothing.If as a woman you are serious about men not oogling you then this makes great reading. If you don't believe men look at you in this way ladies, just ask any man who is honest enough and he will admit to having observed all too acutely examples of all these modesty 'misdemeanors'. Of course these days in our society you can barely walk down the street for thirty seconds without being … [Read more...]


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