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Top 5 International Stories of the Week

ERLC shares some of the top international news stories from the past week.

North Korea Claims Successful Test of Nuclear Warhead

Seems North Korea is at it again.

Bible Study/Preaching/Apologetics

Dave Dunham – Weaponized Emotions

“The intent behind the expression of our emotions is significant. As with many things in the Bible, the issue is not the emotion itself, but rather what we do with it. How you respond to your emotions matters.”

Kevin DeYoung – What Does the Bible Say About Transgenderism?

“In short, the Bible teaches that God made us male or female, and no matter our own feelings or confusion, we should act in accordance with the biological reality of God’s good design. Transgenderism falls short of the glory of God and is not the way to walk in obedience to Christ.”

Matt Smethurst – What Happens to Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

“So will God condemn the innocent tribesman who has never heard the name of Christ? No, because there are no innocent tribesmen.”

Jared Wilson – Be Bold Enough to Follow The Truth As Far as It Takes You

“What we need are bold Christians — Christians bold enough to disappoint anybody necessary for the contending of the faith. What we need are Christians so in worshipful awe of Jesus Christ, that they can spot counterfeit gospels (and counterfeit arguments) in seconds and call them out. What the world needs are Christians who love their reputations not, even unto derision. What we need are Christians so committed to Christ, that they will go to their crosses to affirm all that he said, not just the popular parts.”

Derek Thomas – How Do I Pray?

Servants of Grace has embarked on a study of the book of Ephesians. I encourage you to check out what was posted this past week:

Matthew Adams – By Grace Through Faith

Dave Jenkins- Brought Near to God Through the Blood of Christ

Origins/Science:

Don DeYoung – Water from Rock

“People often refer to rock layers as though the earth is made of solid rock, impervious to water. Thankfully, this isn’t true.”

Greg Hall – Welcome to the War

“Your children may be captive in a system intent on discrediting Christianity. It is not surprising that this is the intent of the secularist educators. What is surprising is that so many Christian parents seem to not care.”

Joel Tay – Could Humans Have Evolved From an Ape-Like Creature Through Slow and Gradual Mutations?

“Despite many claims to the contrary, Haldane’s Dilemma has never been solved. If anything, in recent years, our understanding of genetics has demonstrated that the problem is far greater for evolutionists than even Haldane imagined.”

Oldies but Goodies

Louis Berkhof – Sola Scriptura

“The whole Bible is given by inspiration of God, and is as such the infallible rule of faith and practice for all mankind. Since the doctrine of inspiration is often denied, it calls for special consideration.”

Horatius Bonar – The Way Of Cain

“As “the way of Cain” is spoken of by the apostle Jude, as specially the way of the last days, let us inquire what it was. It was evil, not good. He is an open and defiant sinner; and in him sin takes its full swing.”

Charles Spurgeon – Life’s Ever-Springing Well

“You sinners, seek the favor of your offended God in Christ Jesus, for He is the Lord and giver of life, and your quickening must come from Him, and from Him alone!”