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27 April, 2007   comments: (0) Postmodernism  

Make Your Heart Conform To The Truth   William Gurnall

Likeness is the ground of love. A carnal heart cannot like truth because it does not resemble truth. How is it possible then, for an earthly heart to love pure heavenly truth? It's sad when men's understanding clash with their affections, when judgment and will are so unequally yoked. Truth in the conscience scolding lust in the heart. Like a quarreling couple they may live together for a while but the discontent will soon expel truth as Ahasuerus did Vashti, and espouse principles which will not cross his heart in it's bent for sin. This has parted many men from truth in these licentious days... [Read More!]


27 April, 2007   comments: (0) Audio Clips  

Lost and Found: The Fear of The Lord    Listen

When was the last time you heard a sermon on the fear of God at your church? If yours is like most contemporary churches - that entire concept has been lost. Either that or it's been redefined into something more user friendly. But those who want to know God will resist the buffet style selection of His attributes, and will instead allow the bible to define Him the way He really is. For many today, that means the fear of the Lord will need to be found. ... [Play/Download MP3]


26 April, 2007   Resource Spotlight  

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Tony Reinke has this to say about one of my favorite CD-Roms: "I build my Christian library around dead guys - not because I think everything old is better - but because I love reading literary affection towards Christ. There was a time when people wrote books (and read books!) simply on the beauty of Christ. No, I'm not kidding. For the Puritans, the attention shown to every doctrine helps sculpt theological art that cannot help but point our affections towards Christ. - Horatius was a prolific preacher, author, editor and writer of over 600 hymns! His diverse literary talents remind me of Bunyan, his focus on the Cross and his ability to confront doctrinal concerns of the day remind me of Spurgeon. This is an affordable and superb resource for digging deeper into the beauty of Christ and will be easy to integrate into sermon preparation and devotion time. If you are not familiar with Horatius Bonar, I would encourage you to read him." ... [Read Link]


26 April, 2007   comments: (0) General  

Selective Tolerance and Emerging Farewells

Those who lost track of what's been going on
at the now infamous blog named "Watching The Watchdawgies For Christ" might be surprised to learn of it's recent demise. It's owner has now declared the whole thing "a big mistake". But the ordeal serves to underscore the rather selective view of tolerance that we often encounter in the Emerging Church Movement. ... [Read More!]


25 April, 2007   comments: (0) Today's Evangelism  

Savior But Not Lord? - An Evangelistic Monstrosity   AW Pink

The of way salvation is falsely defined. In most instances the modern "evangelist" assures his congregation that all any sinner has to do in order to escape hell and make sure of heaven is to "receive Christ as his personal Savior." But such teaching is utterly misleading. No one can receive Christ as his Savior while he rejects Him as Lord! It is true, the preacher adds, that the one who accepts Christ should also surrender to Him as Lord, but he at once spoils it by asserting that though the convert fails to do so, nevertheless heaven is sure to him. ... [Read More!]


24 April, 2007   comments: (0) Unity At What Cost?  

When To Leave a Church: A Biblical Approach   Robert Reymond

If a Christian's church is faithfully proclaiming the Word of God, administers [the Lord's Supper and Baptism] according to the institution of Christ, and faithfully exercises discipline, his church is a true church of God, and a repudiation of it is wicked and a denial of God and of Christ, even though it may have some error in it. But the Bible recognizes that there are some circumstances that may arise in a church which will compel the Christian to separate himself from his church. The Greek New Testament employs two nouns in the main to describe dreadfully sinful situations in the church: apostasy (gr: apostasia) and heresy (gr: hairesis) ... [Read More!]


19 April, 2007   comments: (0) Classic Devotion  

There's No Substitute For Much Time in Prayer   John Welch

One of the most remarkable men in Scotland's history was John Welch, son-in-law of John Knox, the great Scottish reformer. He was not so well known as his famous father-in-law but in some respects he was a far more remarkable man than John Knox himself. Most people have the idea that it was John Knox who prayed: "Give me Scotland or I die". It was not, it was John Welch, his son-in-law. ... [Read More!]


13 April, 2007   comments: (0) Classic Family  

Do Your Best While Your Children Are Young   William Gurnall

You also fail yourselves by leaving your children in a state of ignorance, for you heap upon yourselves the consequences of their sins as well as your own. When a child breaks one of God's commandments, it is his sin; but it is also the father's if he never taught the child what the commandment of God was. Wicked children become heavy crosses to their parents. When a father or mother must trace the source of wickedness to his or her neglect in training the child, cross is laid upon cross and the load becomes unbearable. Can there be a greater heartache in this life than to see your own child running full speed towards hell, and know that you were the one who outfitted him for the race? Oh, do your best while they are young and in your constant care, to win them to God and set them on the road to heaven. ... [Read More!]


11 April, 2007   comments: (0) Purpose Drivenism  

Critique: The Evangelism Message of Rick Warren

We were pleased to have a member for two decades of Saddleback church visiting with us this week, in the comments of another post on Old Truth. I always appreciate these opportunities because it gives us a chance to interact with an expert witness of sorts. As he repeatedly challenged us to watch Rick Warren's evangelism video as a demonstration that the old truth was still being preached at Saddleback, I decided to take him up on that challenge. Here is my analysis of that 13 minute evangelism presentation. ... [Read More!]


10 April, 2007   comments: (0) Changed Message  

The Pulpit's Decline   James White

The authority that was once invested in the pulpit as the place where God's will was made known (not only for individuals but for the nation as a whole) wasted away in the collective conscience of most Western societies as more and more authority was transferred to secular sources and the individual. What this has meant for the preaching ministry cannot be underestimated. Not only does the world view the pulpit with suspicion, or even humor, but the church has very much lost a sense of the holy and the authoritative in the pulpit as well. ... [Read More!]


9 April, 2007   comments: (0) Purpose Drivenism  

Dumbed-Down Jumbotron Achieves 'Stupid Quota'

In a recent edition of Saddleback Sayings, Rick Warren had this to say: "I want my staff members taking risks and making mistakes. That means they're being innovative and it means they're not afraid to try. Now, I don't want them making the same mistake every week - that means they're not learning, and that is bad. But I tell them, 'Make a new mistake every week'. I tell them, 'Show the innovation and creativity to do something really stupid that you've never done before'". ... [Read More!]


6 April, 2007   comments: (0) Wonderful Plan?  

Martyrs Dreaded Heresy More Than Death   William Gurnall

Since it is more dangerous to part with God's truth than with our own lives, heretics and seducers are more to be feared than persecutors. It is far worse to have our souls damned by God than to have our bodies killed by man. If the martyrs had dreaded death more than heresy they could never have walked willingly into persecutors' flames. ... [Read More!]


5 April, 2007   comments: (0) Classic Devotion  

God's Glory Should Be The Aim of Our Every Action   John Hall

God is glorified by our making His glory the supreme motive of every action. We should not only regard it to be our duty to promote the glory of God generally by an obedient life, but as far as possible, make this the first matter of consideration in every act of life. ... [Read More!]


2 April, 2007   comments: (0) Today's Pragmatism  

True Christianity Resistant To Fads, Fascinations   Ichabod Spencer

During the progress of a revival of religion, I noted the absence of the young people of one family from our meetings, which they had been accustomed to attending, and through which their attention had been turned towards [true] religion. They had become serious inquirers about the way of salvation. I conversed with them. Their solemnity appeared to be deepening, and I was surprised at their absence. I soon found out that they had been very urgently requested to attend similar gatherings of another church, and had agreed to go. They preferred to attend there. The young pastor of that church was particularly attentive to them, visiting them almost daily, and sometimes more often, and taking special pains to induce them to attend all of his church gatherings. He would invite them, and urge them, and sometimes send for them. One of their parents told me, "how very much interested" they were in that pastor, and expressed the opinion that they "ought to go to the church where they feel most interest". ... [Read More!]


 

 

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