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  • Why Did the Reformers Conclude that Reform Was Urgent and Necessary in the 16th Century?

    from W. Robert Godfrey Oct 29, 2016 Category: Articles

    The church is always in need of reform. Even in the New Testament, we see Jesus rebuking Peter, and we see Paul correcting the Corinthians. Since Christians are always sinners, the church will always need reform. The question for us, however, is when does the need become an absolute necessity? Keep Reading
  • What Does it Mean to Fear God?

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 22, 2016 Category: Articles

    We need to make some important distinctions about the biblical meaning of "fearing" God. These distinctions can be helpful, but they can also be a little dangerous. When Luther struggled with that, he made this distinction, which has since become somewhat famous: He distinguished between what he called a servile fear and a filial fear. Keep Reading
  • Do Not Add to the Offense of the Gospel

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 15, 2016 Category: Articles

    Even though we are gracious, kind, patient, friendly, and sensitive to people’s dignity, we cannot remove altogether what the New Testament calls the offense of the gospel because the gospel does call people to repentance, and people are threatened by that. Keep Reading

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