Welcome to SolaScripturaToday!
SolaScripturaToday is devoted to the exposition and defense of the Word of God, as well as to call out the biblical errors of what is commonly called conservative evangelical Christianity, a "Christianity" which really showcases humanism and humanistic "interpretations" of the Word of God. These "interpretations" can be both operational as well as doctrinal.
Now with the release of my latest article, I have added the first of my rebuttals of the broad topic of Covenant Theology. Over time, I will add other articles which deal with this ancient and destructive tradition with sound, biblical exposition of the Scripture. I'm currently working toward a future article on the eschatological train wreck known as Amillennialism.
As I study, read and review for the next major article for my site (an expose and rebuttal of the errors of Amillennialism), one word that I frequently encounter is interpretation. Be they conservative or liberal, “expositors” who talk about an interpretive framework of eschatology are not teaching about the end times as revealed in the Book; they are not even teaching Bible. No, not by any means; they are hawking an eschatological framework, a manmade ideology. As I showed in my article The Problem with Interpretive (Hermeneutic) Frameworks, there is no biblical support for theological frameworks—which would include eschatological frameworks as well.
One conclusion that I’ve formed from this simple fact is that it appears much easier to present and defend an eschatological framework than it is to expound the Bible. Additionally, those who espouse frameworks don’t seem to know the difference! They are in their own echo chamber, "preaching to the choir", essentially. In the relatively rare case in which an author presents and attempts to rebut contrary arguments, their presentation of the “other side” lacks accuracy and factuality—sometimes even honesty. They are frequently “straw man” arguments.
It appears that the “gold standard” of a framework rebuttal is whether it is “charitably written”. Really!?!? It no longer matters if an author teaches error, as long as when another author rebuts him from the Scripture it is “charitable”. When I read the Ot prophets, they did not seem to know this simple rule: when the LORD’s true prophets addressed the false prophets, it was with the full force of the Word of the LORD! Being “charitable” was not on their minds!
I’ll have more—a lot more!—to say about this in coming months.
I have learned over the last 53 years that the Bible is not truly honored by those who claim to fear and revere the LORD's name and Word. Instead, where there should be sound, solid Bible exposition by men who have stood in the pulpit for 20+ years there is instead religious "fluff", careless "exposition", sight and sound entertainment by talented bands with expensive audio and visual electronic equipment—all of which produce humanistic side-stepping around what the Scripture really teaches. Essentially anything is acceptable as long as it brings in contributors and/or makes people "feel good about themselves". A thoroughly fake "fellowship" has been created by people that is based on feelings and "getting along" on a Sunday morning (or Saturday night!) rather than on solid, biblical doctrine.
There is nearly nothing left that is truly biblical; as a result, true churches have nearly disappeared from America (in spite of the fact that they are located on nearly every corner). The preachers and pastors who occupy the pulpits in these so-called churches and have become the vanguard for America's steady moral decline and rejection of the LORD's authority.
Here, you'll find detailed Bible exposition as well as biblical analysis, critique and rebuttals of those who claim to be "Christian" and "devoted to the Bible" but are, in reality, opposed to it and distort it at every opportunity. In a word, these are the "theological gaslighters" of our day. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Apostle Paul was shown what was to take place in the "last days":
2 Tim 3.1-5
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
The purpose of my site is to help you to identify the persons, churches and sites to avoid.
My tone is serious because the problems in the American church are staggering. I'm more interested in getting the attention of my readers even if it means that I sometimes have to be jarring rather than merely erudite or polite.
By design, the articles on my site are not light reading; they demand careful reflection. If you are not willing to spend the time and thought, then my site is definitely not for you. (You've been warned!)
It is my hope and prayer that as you read and consider the Bible exposition on this site, you'll come to the same conclusion that I have:
The 'Christian' church in America is in real trouble and bears essentially no resemblance to the pattern for the Body of Christ set forth in the Scripture.
The "church" has been in this miserable state for generations. Like the ancient church in Ephesus, the modern church also has "left [its] first love", the Lord Christ. (Eph 2.4) If it comes about that you become convinced of these things as I am, then it is my prayer that you will leave the dead "churches" you currently attend and instead take up the mantle of the true Word of God and seek out the biblical "oneness of mind" with other true believers as the LORD commands. We will always be the remnant—true, consistent, biblical Christianity will never be popular. Get used to being in the minority, shunned by those who consider themselves believers but have none of the fruit of true faith and certainly don't know the Scriptures. This includes those who stand in the pulpit!
At this time there are six main categories (as shown in the left column):
Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Theology, History, Quick Notes and Of Interest.