“Sovereign Jesus” is a site which takes issue with some false ideas and views of Christianity in circulation, both inside and outside the Church. My theological position is Reformed or Calvinist, but this doesn’t mean that I don’t respect the views of others which differ from mine; indeed, you will find many non-Calvinist writings on this website. However, this website is not about Calvinism; it is more general and widespread because it responds to attacks made on the Church. It is the underlying theology in what I write that is Calvinistic.
There are also here many positive articles which teach, encourage, and edify, written by myself, and others which have been taken from books or websites. And then there are items and snippets which are just plain interesting which I’ve come across in books no longer in print, and which are too precious to lose. By putting them on my website I hope to preserve them and give them to the public again, giving them a new lease of life for a new audience. “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works” (Heb 10:24).
The most convincing lies are those which contain much truth, and make much use of scripture. Such deception causes some Christians to be side-tracked and lost in confusion and error, and some to even abandon Christ altogether. It can also deter unbelievers from taking Christianity seriously as the fake is all too evident to them. The apostle Paul warns “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Col 2:8).
Many people have picked up distorted ideas of what Christianity is from TV shows and popular books which purport to explain various aspects of or about Christianity; but most of the “experts” who “explain” it for us, although having high academic qualifications, don’t really believe or accept the Bible as authoritative and accurate; so they explain away the miraculous, deny that the authors of scripture were really the authors, deny that certain books should even be in the Bible, and seek to undermine and change our whole understanding of scripture by perverting and reinterpreting it to suit their unbelieving and unbiblical theology.
Ever since the Church began, it has always been under attack; but Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against it (Matt 16:18). The Church’s enemies come and go, and for all their vaunted wisdom, they lie forgotten in the dust and decay of all those who went before them who thought that they, too, could prevail against Jesus and his Church. But Jesus reigns, his Church continues its march through history, and he is working his purposes out, bringing them to fruition, and history to its appointed end.
Technically, this site will always be under construction because there is always error opposing the gospel, both in and out of the Church, and it deserves to be confronted and exposed. And God’s people need to be shown that they don’t have to be afraid of false teachers and false ideas. The Bible is sufficient to refute anything brought against it: “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor 10:4).
All scripture references, unless otherwise stated, are from the King James Bible. All bible references in Essays are from the New Revised Standard Version due to that version being the college text.
All articles on this web site, unless otherwise indicated, have been written and are copyright by the author and owner of this website (myself) and may be used freely. All I ask is that you acknowledge that they have been taken from this website.