Posted On December 10, 2014

The Centrality of the Cross – “Any gospel that talks merely of the Christ-event, meaning the Incarnation without the atonement, is a false gospel. Any gospel that speaks about the love of God without pointing out that His love led Him to pay the ultimate price for sin in the person of His Son on the cross is a false gospel. The only true gospel is of the “One Mediator” (1 Timothy 2:5-6), who gave Himself for us.”

The Benefits of Sitting Under Expository Preaching – “Fine print: sitting under expository preaching does not make you right with God. While it is a means of grace, it is not the means of justifying grace. We are transferred from condemned criminals to cherished children in God’s sight through faith in Christ, not preaching. But sitting under expository preaching ensures that we are seeing as much color and shade of our Lord as possible.”

The Moment of Truth: Its Reality – “There is no truth outside of the Lord Jesus Christ. And there is no way to be on the way except to believe the truth, and there is no way to have the life except to receive the truth. What is truth? In one word, truth is reality. Truth is the way things really are. Truth is not how things may appear to be. Truth is not what we want things to be. Truth is not what popular opinion polls say things are. Truth is the way things really are.”

Theology and Pastoral Ministry – “Theological study is not an academic hoop to jump through in order to get into the pastorate, but a vital aspect of any vital pastoral ministry. I will close with a few fitting words from Michael Ramsey: “Study gets very irksome if you think of it as adding more and more of items of knowledge to your bag. Think of study rather as being refreshed from the deep, sparking well of truth which is Christ himself.”

The Only Intelligible Explanation for the Incarnation: A. T. Robertson on the Virgin Birth of Christ – “If the virgin birth is just part of a “theological story,” then we are not saved, for only the Incarnate God-Man can save. President Jefferson’s Jesus leaves a moral example, but cannot save us from our sins. The Jesus of the modernists was a mere man and the Jesus of the moderates possessed some kind of deity. The Jesus of the New Testament — all of the New Testament—saves to the uttermost.”

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