by Charles Spurgeon “When we know the Lord, we receive the forgiveness of sins. We know Him as the God of grace, passing by our transgressions. What a joyful discovery is this!”
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Middle of the road is the easy place. It is the place of imagined contentment and prolonged consequence. It is the great-negotiated corridor that seeks to appeal to as many as possible, but seeks to define nothing. It is the great vacancy occupied in the land called “Between”. The gospel of Jesus calls us out of our comfort zone to live counter-cultural for Him!
Why is Church Restoration an all but forgotten grace in the contemporary church in America? It is a biblical command by Christ Himself (Matthew 18:15-20) and the Apostle Paul (Galatians 6:1-3, Romans 16:17, 1 Cor 5:5, 2 Thess 3:13-15, Titus 3:9-11). I hope this article will ignite your heart to lovingly restore those who are fallen into sin (James 5:20).
The Manhattan Declaration and Evangelical Co-Belligerence (ECB). This is an article worth reading again considering the election primary cycle our nation finds itself in. Consider reading Romans 13:1-17; 1 Peter 2:11-17; and 1 Timothy 2:1-5 as you ponder this important issue.
Christ Died For God. As odd as that may sound to our ears that was/is the glory of the cross. This is what propitiation means: to satisfy God’s holiness and justice AND to quench God’s wrath. Because of this, we as redeemed people have “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom 5:1) Amen?
The great divines of the 17th century stated what they were for and to clarify what they denied on certain theological issues. This is the spirit of this post for our church. Nothing more important than the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! It was THE test for orthodoxy in Paul’s day and it is in ours as well! (Galatians 1:6-9) May this portion of a statement of faith encourage you in the truth and life-changing hope of the gospel of Jesus!
The ebb and flow of American Christianity seeks it almost seems daily to reinvent what the church should be and look like. The following seeks to divine that role biblically – not culturally or pragmatically. Question: Which one are our churches known for in today?