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  • Should a Christian Become Good Friends (Not Just an Acquaintance) with Pagans?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 20, 2009 Category: Articles

    The Apostle Paul writes to the church at Corinth "Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?" (2 Cor. 6:14). The text at least ought to raise the question in our minds. Would Paul's admonition here preclude close, personal friendships with those outside the kingdom? To answer properly we need only to answer this question- is such a friendship being bound together? Is it a partnership? Is it fellowship? Keep Reading
  • Love Gifts of the Ascended Christ

    from Don Kistler Apr 19, 2009 Category: Articles

    Preachers are one of the love gifts of the ascended Christ to His body, the church. We should never let anyone denigrate the sacred calling of a pastor to stand in his pulpit and faithfully exegete the inspired Word of God to the people of God, thereby carrying out his ministry to be the mouthpiece of God. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Habakkuk

    from Keith Mathison Apr 18, 2009 Category: Articles

    As his book reveals, Habakkuk understands why God is punishing his disobedient people, but he does not understand why God is using a wicked nation as his instrument of judgment. The book deals with this question and the required response of faithful trust in God. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Habakkuk, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading
  • The Christian and Science (pt. 3)

    from R.C. Sproul Apr 17, 2009 Category: Articles

    There is a sense in which the Christian should be the most passionate scientist of all because he should be rigorously open to truth wherever it is found. He should not be afraid that a new discovery of something that is true will destroy his foundation for truth. If our foundation for truth is true, all other truth can only support it and enhance it. It can't destroy it. Therefore, Christians ought not to be afraid of scientific inquiry. This does not mean that we should uncritically accept all pronouncements and pontifications of scientists. Scientists are fallible and may occasionally make arrogant statements that go far beyond the realm of their own expertise. Keep Reading
  • The Christian and Science (pt. 2)

    from R.C. Sproul Apr 16, 2009 Category: Articles

    Many Protestant scholars venture earlier into church history and lay the blame for this division at the feet of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Among Protestant thinkers, there seems to be a kind of allergy to the work of Aquinas. Francis Schaeffer, for example, is one who would lay much of the blame for today's schizophrenic view on Aquinas. Schaeffer argued that the root of modern man's trauma lies in the separation that Aquinas made between the realms of nature and grace. The realm of nature is the daily arena of his visible world, the scientific inquiry. The realm of grace is the supernatural realm of God. If Aquinas did in fact separate nature and grace, then certainly Dr. Schaeffer would be correct in pointing the finger at Saint Thomas for causing a significant part of modern man's dilemma. I plead for Aquinas, that he was not guilty of the charge. Aquinas did everything in his power to prevent a separation of nature and grace. He labored tirelessly to combat the efforts of philosophers who were making such a separation. Let us briefly consider the historical background. Keep Reading
  • The Christian and Science (pt. 1)

    from R.C. Sproul Apr 15, 2009 Category: Articles

    What is the Christian's role in the scientific enterprise? How do we as Christians live in a culture that has been shaped and influenced by the impact of scientific accomplishments? Keep Reading
  • The Mission to Slovakia

    from Kris Lundgaard Apr 14, 2009 Category: Articles

    "We, the Slovak People, bearing in mind the political and cultural heritage of our predecessors...mindful of the spiritual bequest of Cyril and Methodius...adopted this constitution." Slovakia, lying at the crossroads of East and West in secular Europe, after being dominated for over forty years by a government that was no friend to Christianity, introduced its constitution by acknowledging its debt to two Christian missionaries from the ninth century. Keep Reading
  • He Is Risen!

    from R.C. Sproul Apr 12, 2009 Category: Articles

    Here is the watershed of human history where the misery of the race is transformed into grandeur. Here the kerygma, the proclamation of the early church, was born with the cry "He is risen." We can view this event as a symbol, a lovely tale of hope. We can reduce it to a moralism that declares, as one preacher put it, "The meaning of the Resurrection is that we can face the dawn of each new day with dialectical courage." Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Hebrews

    from Keith Mathison Apr 11, 2009 Category: Articles

    Hebrews is one of the most significant books in the New Testament for understanding the relationship between the old and new covenants. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Hebrews, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Christ’s Resurrection & the Apostolic Gospel

    from R. Fowler White Apr 09, 2009 Category: Articles

    Devoted to the Apostles' doctrine (Acts 2.42) as we Christians want to be, we need to make sure that Christ's resurrection has as much significance to us as it had to the Apostles. In 1 Corinthians 15, we have a passage where we are reminded how important Christ's resurrection was and how important that event should be to us. Keep Reading

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