Seen & Heard Archive

Why Do We Struggle With Grace?

If grace is preached in our biblically-sound churches, then why does it seem like such a hard concept to grasp? Why do we feel like we still need to work towards God's favor? Why do we sometimes feel like He is disappointed in us? 

James Rich talks about the centrality of grace in the Christian life. He points out that it seems Christians struggle somewhat to understand exactly what it is and how it operates. To demonstrate this misunderstanding, he offers a quick quiz: "True or false; we are saved by faith." Sounds insultingly easy, doesn't it? 

Continue reading...

Is Your Spiritual Life a Battle?

Do you ever feel like life doesn't get any easier? The world is throwing you punches and all you can do is duck and dodge? Do you feel like just living day-to-day is like a climb uphill?


Your spiritual life should be a battle! The writer of Hebrews tells us to “hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering” (10:23 ESV). What (and whom) do we need to meet this challenge? 

Continue reading...

Looking Forward

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals produces resources to combat the spirit of the age and exists only because of you, our partners in ministry. Alliance Members are the cornerstone of the ministry, providing the faithful prayer and financial support necessary to sharing clear, biblical doctrine through media, events, and publishing. New methods to teach and encourage others to remain strong in their faith and assist members in fostering a Reformed awakening requires all members to be looking forward.

Continue reading...

New Alliance Resources...

Alliance members are always looking to add excellent Gospel-centric resources to their library! Here are two resources full of rich teaching from several Alliance renowned pastor-scholars.

God, Adam, and You: Biblical Creation Defined and Applied

Right from the 2014 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology and edited by Rick Phillips, Chair of PCRT. God, Adam, and You: Biblical Creation Defined and Applied is full of rich truths that are relevant for today's culture.

Continue reading...

Help Equip Believers to Stand Against the Tide

Alliance members like you advance God's Word to Believers across the world through the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals publishing.

Decades ago the Cambridge Declaration pointed to the decline of the evangelical church. That decline continues today and, many would argue, has only gotten worse. Secularism and pragmatism flood into churches and many less informed churchgoers hardly notice.

Continue reading...

Sanctification: The Long Journey Home

Thoughtful Christians like you are standing up and demanding Biblical doctrine in it's most clear fashion, straight-forward tone, with no compromise to the world. If you've ever been to the Texas Hill Country Bible Conference, you have received it in all it's God glorifying ways!

Continue reading...

A King Like No Other from The Christward Collective

A King Like No Other By Tim Brister

" Jesus is still on His throne. Jesus still hears the earnest prayers of His church. Whether in death or deliverance. Jesus will be glorified as sovereign King of a people who gladly put His worth on display through suffering for the sake of His name. Indeed, we have a King like no other... " The Christward Collective contributor, Tim Brister, covers the sovereignty of Christ. He sits on the thrones, He hears us, and He answers us.

Continue reading...

Visit the all new AllianceNet.org!

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals has a long history. Much of its recent history has been on the Internet. The first AllianceNet was built in 1997, reformation21.org in 2005 and PlaceforTruth.orgChristwardCollective.org, and MortificationofSpin.org just last year.

Go now to visit AllianceNet.org - Not just a facelift; it's all new!

Continue reading...

Alliance Member Survey - Bribe included

Thank you for partnering with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

Resourcing the Church would not be possible without Alliance Members help. You see both the need in today's culture centric church and the value of Alliance resources. Your support keeps us sharing the Gospel!

Continue reading...

reformation21 - Standing Firm

Standing Firm on Controversial Subjects

" ...The wrong lessons of history are being advanced while the right lessons are being ignored." Reformation21 contributor Rick Phillips discusses the recent allowance of homosexuals being admitted to church membership in his article The Bible and Homosexuality: Wrong and Right Reasons.

Continue reading...