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The Priority of Preaching

The Priority of Preaching

The scene in Acts 20:1–12 is painfully unfamiliar to the modern churchgoer. The Apostle Paul is gathered with the saints in Troas on Sunday in an upper room. The parchments are rolled open and he is preaching. Luke tells us that he spoke “until midnight.” This means...

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Is All Of Life Political?

Is All Of Life Political?

Search for the phrase “all of life is political” and one finds not a few results. We expect such a sentiment to be very popular among mon-Christians, whose hope is focused on this life and this world. Remarkably, however, Christians are among those who use it most...

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Young, Restless, And Augustinian?

Young, Restless, And Augustinian?

Scholars tell us that there are at about 60 million evangelicals in North America. It is an ongoing debate among them, however, as to how to define “evangelical.” In the 16th century it meant something like this: “One who agrees with the Reformation doctrines of...

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What Is Wrong With The Theology Of Glory ? (2)

What Is Wrong With The Theology Of Glory ? (2)

The theologian of glory will be popular in this life. This is easy to prove. When the Israelites chose a king, they did not choose a man known for wisdom, piety, or faith. They chose the biggest guy they could find (1 Sam 9). When Israel had to choose between Saviors,...

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Antinomianism Is A Serious Error And So Is Nomism

Antinomianism Is A Serious Error And So Is Nomism

The Problem Of Antinomianism Repeatedly in the history of Christianity there have been two competing, damaging impulses regarding the moral law of God. One of those impulses is known as "antinomianism." This view denies the abiding validity of the moral law for the...

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What Is Wrong With The Theology Of Glory ? (2)

What’s Wrong With A Theology Of Glory? (1)

At the 1518 Heidelberg Disputation (academic presentation), Martin Luther (1483–1546), the father of the Protestant Reformation, as he was coming to his Protestant convictions, argued: "One is not worthy to be called a theologian who looks upon the 'invisible things...

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Good News! The Dividing Wall Is Gone

Good News! The Dividing Wall Is Gone

Like a lot of American evangelicals, the faith I was taught as a teen-aged convert was a sort of Dispensationalism. There were no charts that I recall but I did learn that Jews are God’s earthly people and that the church is God’s spiritual people. I also learned that...

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