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  • What Is the Significance of Baptism?

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 08, 2017 Category: Articles

    Just as an aside, the word significance has as its root the word sign. A sign is something that points to something beyond itself. We all recognize that whatever baptism signifies, Jesus obviously thought it was very important because He gives a command to baptize all nations in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Whatever else it is, baptism is the sign of the new covenant that God makes with His people. We do have the clear mandate in the New Testament that Christians are to be baptized.   Keep Reading
  • Should I Feel God’s Presence in My Life?

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 01, 2017 Category: Articles

    This question brings to mind an experience I had early in my ministry. In fact, I’d only been ordained a few months and was teaching at a college. One church had a minister who was much loved by his congregation; he had served there for twenty-five years but had become critically ill. The man was at the point of death. I was supplying the pulpit for several months and helping the congregation deal with this tragedy in their midst.   Keep Reading
  • A Review of Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

    from Robert Rothwell Jun 28, 2017 Category: Articles

    In 2017, we celebrate the five-hundreth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the work of its most significant figure, Martin Luther. We date the beginning of the Reformation from his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, but Luther’s significance extends well beyond Protestantism. He routinely appears on lists of the most influential figures of the past one thousand years. One of my undergraduate history professors observed that more books have been written about Martin Luther than have been written about any other historical figure other than Jesus Christ. Given Luther’s influence on religion, politics, culture, and the arts, it is extremely difficult to summarize effectively the life and significance of Luther in roughly ninety minutes. Yet that is what Stephen McCaskell has accomplished in his Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer.   Keep Reading

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