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  • Media Bias and the Resurrection of Jesus

    from R. Fowler White Apr 06, 2009 Category: Articles

    The military of ancient Rome really blew it. When it came to the resurrection of Jesus, the troops who guarded his tomb could have saved us all a lot of time and trouble by just giving up his dead body. One problem: they never did. They didn't because they couldn't. And they couldn't because, despite what you may have read, the resurrection of Jesus was and is a well-attested fact, perhaps the best-attested fact of antiquity. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Nahum

    from Keith Mathison Apr 04, 2009 Category: Articles

    The prophetic oracles found within the seventh century B.C. book of Nahum concern Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian empire. Approximately a century before Nahum, Jonah had been sent to the Ninevites, and they had repented upon hearing the prophetic word. Their repentance, however, was apparently short lived because Nahum now addresses a wicked and brutal empire. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Nahum, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • We are not our own

    from Chris Larson Apr 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    This morning, my colleague and friend Burk Parsons joined me in the studio to record an upcoming Renewing Your Mind interview. We were talking about his new book on John Calvin when he read this section from Calvin's The Golden Booklet on the True Christian Life: Keep Reading
  • Take Hell Seriously (Part 2 of 2)

    from R. Fowler White Apr 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    This is the second part of our two-part series on the very important, but very uncomfortable topic of what the Bible teaches about hell. In the first installment, we learned three key points about hell. We learned, first, that hell is a place far more frightful than we could ever imagine; second, that it is a place where God is present in holy wrath; and, third, that it is a place of God's perfect justice. Such truths should cause you and me to seek a place to hide, to look for a way of escape. Thankfully, God has provided that place to hide, that way of escape. Let us consider our two final points in our brief study of hell. Keep Reading
  • Take Hell Seriously (Part 1 of 2)

    from R. Fowler White Apr 02, 2009 Category: Articles

    The topic of this two-part series is very important. But it is also very uncomfortable. My subject is what the Bible teaches us about hell. You may respond with fear. You should respond with fear if you are not a Christian. But my prayer is that God will replace your fear with faith in our Lord Jesus. He is God's Son who saves sinners from hell. If you are a Christian, my prayer is that you will praise God for Jesus who has saved you from hell. Keep Reading
  • Hedonism: “Grabbing for All the Gusto!” (pt. 3)

    from R.C. Sproul Apr 01, 2009 Category: Articles

    "If It Feels Good, Is It Good?"
    Hedonism makes a value judgment by saying that the avoidance of pain and the pursuit of pleasure are good. At the same time, it produces a system of ethics which, in turn, produces a certain behavioral pattern of morality. A popular maxim of our culture is "If it feels good, it is good." Goodness is determined by feeling. Popular music communicates the message that the final test of what is right is the feeling test. Keep Reading
  • Hedonism: “Grabbing for All the Gusto!” (pt. 2)

    from R.C. Sproul Mar 31, 2009 Category: Articles

    Stoics: Seeking Peace of Mind
    In addition, the Epicureans searched for the same thing that the Stoics sought, but they approached it in a completely different manner. The goal of Epicurean philosophy was the achievement of peace of mind. This quest was not unique to the Epicureans. Doesn't everyone want peace of mind? The answer is obvious, but how does one obtain it? The Stoics felt that the only way to find peace of mind was by adopting a philosophy they called "imperturbability." That means you don't let anything bother you. You adopt a "stoical attitude" toward all things. You do not get emotionally involved, you do not get your hopes up, nor do you let your hopes down, but you maintain an emotional state of equilibrium where nothing bothers you. You adopt a detached feeling toward those things over which you have no control. Keep Reading
  • Hedonism: “Grabbing for All the Gusto!” (pt. 1)

    from R.C. Sproul Mar 30, 2009 Category: Articles

      Some Americans have never heard the word hedonism but few have not experienced the impact of the philosophy of hedonism on their lives. As a world view, hedonism has as its basic principle the belief that the good and the evil are defined in terms of pleasure and pain. Man's ultimate purpose for living is to be found in enjoying pleasure and avoiding pain. The hedonist's constant goal in life is to pursue those things which increase pleasure and decrease pain. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles

    from Keith Mathison Mar 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    The three letters commonly referred to as the "pastoral epistles" (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus) are labeled as such because they are the only letters Paul addressed to fellow workers with pastoral responsibilities. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading
  • Who Says?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 27, 2009 Category: Articles

    It is a rather tedious and tiresome thing to pull the legs out from under our national confession. Our creed is not just internally inconsistent, it is not just incomprehensible, it is both these things rather quickly. That is, you do not start out with the fundamental premise, build a string of thirty or so syllogisms and come to a conclusion that contradicts the premise. You start with A, blink, and non-A is staring you right in the face. Our national creed is this- There is no such thing as true and false. The refutation is this- is it true or false that there's no such thing as true or false? It's over already. As I already noted, this devastating critique is by this point both tedious and tiresome. Potent and compelling, yes, but still boring as soggy graham crackers. Keep Reading