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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Tag Archives: The Bible
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
Avril Lavigne put out a song not long ago entitled “What the Hell?” Its title quickly steals your attention. Here’s the chorus: All my life I’ve been good, but now, Oh, I’m thinkin’ what the hell? All I want is … Continue reading
How do we explain the theological shift in the mainline? How do we explain the movement of major conservative universities, seminaries and churches away from a conservative view of Scripture that believes it to be the inerrant and infallible word … 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
Craig Blomberg, in his book The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, speaks of the exploding suspicion towards the Bible in many academic circles around the globe: “Every year, countless university students around the world are taught that only a small … Continue reading