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The Scrupe Blog · 2W ago

"Don't Be Afraid!" A Sermon for Easter Morning

This is a few weeks late, but I thought it might be worth posting anyway. --REWThe Resurrection of our LordAnd they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized...
The Scrupe Blog · 2W ago

How we know that God doesn't speak to us through emotions

The issue isn't whether God CAN speak to us through emotions. He's God. He can do anything He wants. The issue is that, first, He hasn't promised to, and secondly, that since He is not the A...
The Scrupe Blog · 1M ago

Surely

Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no ...
The Scrupe Blog · 1M ago

Pastor Borghardt explains the unpardonable sin

It really makes sense, if you think it through: only by the testimony of the Holy Spirit to Jesus can we believe. In the last analysis, what Jesus is talking about when He speaks of the one ...
The Scrupe Blog · 2M ago

A matter of simple logic.

Are you saved? It's the devil's job to create doubt about that. It's the Holy Spirit's to convince you that if you believe in Jesus, you are saved. After all, despite all the teachings and p...
The Scrupe Blog · 2M ago

Jesus is the very opposite of "out to get you!"

In fact, I don't know how much more opposite His reason for coming could be!As Jesus tells us in John 3, He came into the world not to condemn the world, but to save it. Folks with scrupulos...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

Extra nos

The Reformers emphasized that in times of doubt and fear one should not look inward at the uncertainty of one's own heart or despair at the darkness of one's own soul, but rather outside of ...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

Lest we think that the incoming administration has a monopoly on absurdity...

Today Steve Martin tweeted this heartfelt tribute to the late Carrie Fisher:When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty ...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

"The evidence of things unseen"

The Reformers said that faith consisted of 1) knowledge; 2) assent, and 3) trust. The first two aren't usually the problem for people with OCD. The problem is with trust.OCD is called "the d...
The Scrupe Blog · 5M ago

You can lose your salvation. But Jesus can't lose it.