Is it a Sin to Vote for a Mormon or Roman Catholic? In this excerpt from a Questions & Answers session at our 2012 National Conference, Albert Mohler, Robert Godfrey, and Sinclair Ferguson discuss the question, “Is it a sin for a Christian to vote for a Mormon or a Roman Catholic for President of the United States?” Watch short video Here
The Importance of Repentance by Kevin DeYoung More often than not when I find people who know of Christ and are not interested in Christ, it’s simply because they do not want to change. They are not interested in someone telling them who to be or how to think or how to live, even if that someone is God. Repentance is the stumbling block for so many. It is one thing to say, “believe in Jesus.” And in fact, many churches, I think, produce many false Christians and false conversions because all they say to people is “believe in Jesus.” They never say “repent.” And the two must always go together. Read the rest Here
Read the Bible with reverence. Think in every line you read that God is speaking to you. The ark wherein the law was put was overlaid with pure gold, and was carried on bars, that the Levites might not touch it (Ex. 25:14). Why was this, but to give reverence to the law? Read with seriousness. It is matter of life and death; by this Word you must be tried; conscience and Scripture are the jury God will proceed by, in judging you. Read the Word with affection. Get your hearts quickened with the Word; go to it to fetch fire. ‘Did not our hearts burn within us’ (Luke 24:32)? Labour that the Word may not only be a lamp to direct, but a fire to warm. Read the Scripture, not only as a history, but as a love letter sent you from God, which may affect your hearts. Pray that the same Spirit that wrote the Word may assist you in reading it; that God’s Spirit would show you the wonderful things of his law. ‘Go near,’ saith God to Philip, ‘join thyself to this chariot’ (Acts 8:29). So, when God’s Spirit joins himself with the chariot of his Word, it becomes effectual. ~ Thomas Watson A Body of Divinity
John MacArthur on the Middle East and the Future of Israel… We’ve gotten used to stories of violence, turmoil, and political upheaval in the Middle East as a regular feature of our daily news. The truth is, conflict has always been a factor in that part of the world. At Grace to You, we often receive questions about the situation in the Middle East, the rise of Islam, and the future of Israel. When John MacArthur was recently in studio, we asked him to help us make sense of Israel’s present situation, and what Scripture says about its future. Video Blog Here
What does it mean to successful? By Nathan Busenitz… That is a vital question for anyone to ask – one that determines a person’s priorities and direction in life. Whether you are a pastor, an accountant, a school teacher, a stay-at-home mom, an office manager, a construction worker, an engineer, or any other occupation – if you are a believer in Jesus Christ – this question pertains to you. What does it mean to be successful? Read the rest Here
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name give glory
Because of Your lovingkindness,
because of Your truth. Psalm 115:1
Eddie there are many days I need a hug too!
In Gods case, if He had said in the infinite sovereignty of His absolute will, “I will have no substitute, but each man shall suffer for himself, he who sinneth shall die,” none could have murmured. It was grace, and only grace which led the divine mind to say, “I will accept of a substitute. There shall be a vicarious suffering; and My vengeance shall be content, and My mercy shall be gratified.” C.H. Spurgeon
The Old Rugged Cross ~ Chris Rice
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria