Grist from the Reading Mill:"All to often I've wrongly concluded that the only way to keep licentious people in line is to give them more rules--to lay down the law. The fact is, however, the only way licentious people start to obey is when they get a taste of God's radical, unconditional acceptance of sinners. Grace alone melts the heart and changes us from the inside out. Progress in obedience happens only when our hearts realize that God's love for us does not depend on our progress in obedience" (From Tullian Tchivijian's "Jesus + Nothing = Everything," 51).
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GIVING LOGICAL PRIORITY TO THE NEW TESTAMENT Tom Wells writes: “The large amount of baggage (presuppositions) that any of us bring to the Scriptures depends in a large measure on which part of Scripture we, subconsciously no doubt, read first, … Continue reading
PRESSSURE TO CONFORM DESTROYS THE PURITY OF THE CHURCH Over the last couple of years I have come to see how denomination’s rigid adherence to peripheral doctrines in their selection of leadership has proven detrimental to the church’s overall doctrinal … Continue reading
One hallmark of many mainline churches is their social activism. Some would say that political liberation for many in the mainline has taken precedence over spiritual salvation. Sin, which traditionally has been viewed as a personal offense committed against a … Continue reading
As I was working on something today a simple question presented itself to me: “Why is it that so many large, growing, churches in the Bible belt today (and other places) have a large number of faithful members who know … Continue reading