One of the greatest curses of the modern church is the personality cult that seems to descend upon some preachers.
Thirty percent of Bible-believing evangelicals agree that “God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.”
If you want the text of the quotes, you can download this PDF file. Dr. R. Scott Clark, Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary in California (Escondido), recently wrote a very helpful piece on how law-and-gospel-distinction is not
The Preacher calls this “chasing after wind,” for if the people at the top are heretics, how can the church be reformed unless they’re booted out of the church?
“When we invoke the whole phrase — “the church Reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God” — we confess that we belong to the church and not simply to ourselves and that this church is always created and renewed by the Word of God rather than by the spirit of the age.”
Testimonies are popular because preaching Christ and the gospel has become not just unnecessary, but “boring” to many evangelicals.
If the 21st century evangelical church needs another Reformation, catechism teaching in the Christian home, church and school needs to be revisited.
Is it possible that the Roman Catholic conclave of cardinals would elect a “sleeper,” one who would take Catholics from Rome to Wittenburg and Geneva?
How is it possible that irresistible, a term intended to besmirch and caricature the concept of a grace that eventually prevails over all opposition, has been taken up and championed by those it was meant to portray unfavorably?
“Revival itself is a confusing metaphor for spiritual life. It suggests someone who was alive, died, and is now brought back to life. How helpful can it be to use this image with reference to a person who is not regenerate?”
“After 1520 an evangelical was a person who was committed to the sufficiency of scripture, the priesthood of all believers, the total lostness of humans, the sole mediation of Christ, the gracious efficacy and finality of God’s redemptive work in Christ through election, propitiation, calling and keeping.”
Although most of our loved ones were not martyred for their faith, they too are our â€œheroes of the faith,â€ persevering through all kinds of sufferings, persecutions, and trials in this world. They too counted themselves as merely pilgrims and strangers in this world, but now reside in their homelandâ€”a better city and country.