Dr. Charles Ryrie – 1925-2016

Dr. Charles Ryrie was promoted to Glory last week. His influence on evangelicalism and fundamentalism was highly significant. He did not claim to be a fundamentalist, but his position on dispensationalism was the common one for most of the fundamentalist movement during that last half of the twentieth century and had an impact on the [Continue Reading…]

Supreme Court Judgment

Supreme Court Judgment

Some Christians have argued that the recent Supreme Court decision overriding the decision of some states to maintain the traditional definition of marriage will bring God’s judgment upon America. Paul the Apostle would tend to differ. The Supreme Court decision was instead a formal, political, and, more importantly, a moral declaration of a judgment that [Continue Reading…]

Gabriel

Gabriel

The angel Gabriel, “the man of God,” was an integral part of the Christmas story. While Zechariah burned incense to the Lord, an angel appeared to him, telling him that God was going to answer the prayers of him and his wife and that they would have a son. Reminiscent of Abraham, Zechariah declared that [Continue Reading…]

His Name shall be Called

His Name shall be Called

I had the joy of listening to the Maranatha Baptist University orchestra and choirs play and sing Handel’s Messiah again this year. It is always a joyous occasion. Handel built this oratorio on Scripture and one of the key passages is Isaiah 9:6, which concludes, “and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty [Continue Reading…]

Day of Infamy

Day of Infamy

December 7, 1941, is the day which has gone down in history as the Day of Infamy. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, it brought the United States into World War 2. The following four wars saw the heroism and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation. Maranatha Baptist Seminary expresses its appreciation and thankfulness to all those [Continue Reading…]

Christmas

Christmas

The word “Christmas” is problematic for some. This English word comes from “Cristes Maesse,” a phrase that meant “Christ’s Mass.” As is the case so often, we use terms that originated in another language and even another religion. The “mass,” of course, is the Roman Catholic continuing sacrifice of Christ. If you check the internet, [Continue Reading…]