Category: Church History

Albert Mohler – Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

A statement made by a professor at a leading evangelical college has become a flashpoint in a controversy that really matters. In explaining why she intended to wear a traditional Muslim hijab over the holiday season in order to symbolize solidarity with her Muslim neighbors, the professor asserted that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Is this true? The answer to that question depends upon a distinctly Christian and clearly biblical answer to yet another question: Can anyone truly worship the Father while rejecting the Son? The Christian’s answer to that question must follow the example of Christ....

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Tim Keller and Mark Dever – Why Lloyd-Jones Matters Today

Few preachers have impacted Reformed evangelicalism like Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981). Though he died 34 years ago, his writings and sermons continue to shape Christians today. Why does the ministry of this 20th-century British minister continue to resonate with us, and what is his relevance for church leaders today? In this new 11-minute video, Tim Keller (TGC vice president and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan) and Mark Dever (TGC Council member and pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.) tackle this question. Watch as the two evangelical leaders—who never knew Lloyd-Jones personally—talk about the enormous imprint he’s made on their preaching. In this wide-ranging conversation they consider whether Lloyd-Jones was Christ-centered, how to mix exposition with evangelism, what Lloyd-Jones got wrong in Preaching and Preachers, and...

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The Split of 1054

Introduction Historians often pinpoint the fracture of the Christian Church to 1054 A.D. It is easy to apply such a label when members from the Eastern and Western churches were excommunicating each other. There is a definite act in a definite place at a definite time for historians to latch on to. But the act was symbolic of an already apparent split, a split that had been widening slowly over centuries. The final and formal split between the East and the West occurred slowly over time, long before 1054, and was primarily the result of cultural and intellectual differences....

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Is the Reformation Still Relevant Today?

Is Reformation theology still relevant today? Absolutely! It reminds us that we have a big God and that salvation is found in Him alone. We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God’s glory alone. And we know this because Scripture alone is our highest standard for truth. We don’t determine what is good and true about God. God does. I would argue that the biggest problem in the church today is that many of us have too small a view of who God is. We have shrunk an infinite being. We have diminished...

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The Five Solas of the Reformation and Their Importance Today

The Reformation in the 16th century is long known as a religious renewal which we refer to today as the Protestant Reformation. This movement is known to have changed the course of Western civilization, but what is often not understood about this event is that no one single man caused it. For example, it didn’t begin with Martin Luther (1483-1546) when he posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the church doors of Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. Luther’s “Tower Experience” is said to be where he came to grasp the definitive doctrine of the Reformation: justification by faith alone. With...

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