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Month: April 2018

Banning the Bible

Banning the Bible

In the State of California, a bill has passed the General Assembly banning the sale of any goods or service that would seek to correct the behaviors related to homosexuality or transgenderism. This is the latest attack from the LGBTQ lobby against anyone who would dare to stand in their way. Remember, “tolerance” is the word of the day as long as you hold to their worldview and their worldview alone. But as Bible-believing Christians we cannot hold to that worldview. It goes directly in the face of Scripture.

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The Danger of False Teachers (And what to do about them)

The Danger of False Teachers (And what to do about them)

False teachers abound in the church today. From “Prosperity Doctrine,” to the denial of Christ’s Deity, you do not have to search long or hard for these glaring errors. So how should we handle false teacher? Does Scripture give us any indication as to how we should proceed? The answer is an overwhelming YES! In fact, false teachers were a major problem in the New Testament as well and there is plenty of instruction on what we should do.

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Book Review: Expository Exaltation

Book Review: Expository Exaltation

John Piper’s new book Expository Exaltation focuses on the majesty of the preaching of the Word of God in corporate worship. The book is centered on Piper’s belief that preaching is a biblical mandate within corporate worship. Above all, Piper contends that preaching the Word of God is an act of worship in itself and must be the forefront of any worship service.

Piper first explores the history of worship services within the New Testament Church. He argues that corporate worship was actually a daily activity and not just something done on Sundays. This, of course, can be seen in the book of Acts as we see the early church doing life together, not just on Sundays. Piper explains that the inner essence of this daily worship is being satisfied with all that God has for us in Christ and savoring the glory of God in Christ.

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Do We Make Confessions Idols?

Do We Make Confessions Idols?

Throughout the course of Church History creeds and confessions have been utilized to express what we believe in the faith and to clarify our understanding of written Scripture. But with creeds and confessions come a real danger of moving from preaching good doctrine to setting up an idol that is counter to everything we are instructed in Scripture.

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Book Review: Why Trust The Bible?

Book Review: Why Trust The Bible?

The historicity and accuracy of the Bible, particularly the New Testament, are topics of major importance. Throughout history, people have called into question the validity of the Bible. Those questions increased drastically in the 20th and now the 21st centuries. People simply are skeptical of the Bible and Christians need to be ready for a defense of the Scriptures.
Greg Gilbert has provided in this book a masterful pairing of the classical arguments and proofs for the authority of the Bible and modern day illustrations to help us understand each concept. He asks, and answers, the important questions of what about the fact that we do not have originals, only copies of copies? Did these events really happen? Can we really trust the authors? All of these questions, and more, are answered in Why Trust the Bible?
 

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The Weight of Our Sin

The Weight of Our Sin

Sin is a topic that is often discussed in theological circles, as it should be, but often we do not contemplate the weight of our sin. Romans 3:23 informs us that all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. But what does that mean? How bad is it to fall short of that glory?

We know that the shortcoming that is our sin causes us to deserve death (Romans 6:23). It is a judgment and a sentence that is reserved for the most heinous of crimes in human laws, but it is given to even the “smallest” of offenses in the Law of God.

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