• Doctrine & Theology

    Guest Post: Apostasy and the Perseverance of the Saints

    I’m excited to welcome back Hariton “Harry” Deligiannides as a guest blogger here at Do Not Be Surprised. Harry serves as an elder at Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA. He already has blessed us with the articles, “Bible Study in a Morgue?” and “Whispers and Campaigns Do Not Preach the Word,” and I’m certain you’ll enjoy this latest article as well. Apostasy and the Perseverance of the Saints It had been 18 years since we graduated seminary together, so in 2010 I looked up my friend on Facebook to reconnect. After reaching out to him, his response was shocking. “I have apostatized from ‘the church’ and put the…

  • Discernment

    Guest Post: Whispers and Campaigns Do Not Preach the Word

    Summer can be a busy time for all of us (even bloggers), so I have enlisted some guest bloggers whose work will be posted here occasionally throughout the summer months. Today’s guest post is written by Hariton “Harry” Deligiannides. Harry serves as an elder at Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA. As an elder at BBC, Harry has filled in and preached Sunday services when pastor Mike Abendroth is unavailable and teaches Sunday school and evening services as needed. He also is in charge of membership for the church, teaches the College & Career study, disciples other men and teaches at the Institute for Biblical Studies.  We first heard…

  • Doctrine & Theology

    Guest Post: Free Will and Liquid Plumr®

    Summer can be a busy time for all of us (even bloggers), so I have enlisted some guest bloggers whose work will be posted here occasionally throughout the summer months.  Today’s guest post is courtesy of the team at No Compromise Radio. It is hoped that the illustration provided here will help some come to a better understanding of what is an oft-debated topic: the role of election and free will in man’s salvation. Since this can be a controversial subject, please be kind in the comments. Remember the One whom you serve. Free Will and Liquid Plumr® This article addresses a sensitive subject. Knowing that, it is important at…

  • Doctrine & Theology

    Guest Post: Shaking Your Fist in the Face of God

    Summer can be a busy time for all of us (even bloggers), so I have enlisted some guest bloggers whose work will be posted here occasionally throughout the summer months. Today’s guest post is written by Pastor Patrick Slyman of Pigeon Cove Chapel in Rockport, MA. Pastor Slyman graduated from The Master’s Seminary and was installed as Senior Pastor of Pigeon Cove Chapel in 2006. His sermons can be heard online here. I’m excited and grateful that Pastor Slyman has agreed to be a guest blogger at Do Not Be Surprised. I hope my readers enjoy his thoughts and teaching. Pastor Slyman has submitted the following to The Gloucester Times, and…

  • Doctrine & Theology

    Guest Post: Bible Study in a Morgue?

    Summer can be a busy time for all of us (even bloggers), so I have enlisted some guest bloggers whose work will be posted here occasionally throughout the summer months. Our first guest post is written by Hariton “Harry” Deligiannides. Harry serves as an elder at Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA. As an elder at BBC, Harry has filled in and preached Sunday services when pastor Mike Abendroth is unavailable (Harry’s sermons can be accessed here) and teaches Sunday school and evening services as needed. He also is in charge of membership for the church, teaches the College & Career study, disciples other men and teaches at the…