May 2008 Tabletalkby Various
What became crystallized as the seven deadly sins and the seven contrary or heavenly virtues does not appear as such in the Bible, although the Old and the New Testaments identify attitudes and behaviors that violate or uphold the principles of a righteous life. Theologians in the early church often compiled lists of the most serious sins as they attempted to instruct monks, priests, and laity on living a virtuous life. From this point onward through to the Middle Ages the seven deadly sins and their punishments offered a striking set of cautions, while the seven heavenly virtues illumined the righteous path. The May 2008 issue of Tabletalk intends to employ this ancient guide as a means to urge its readers on toward holiness.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Thabiti M. Anyabwile, Robert W. Carver, Chris Donato, Ron Gleason, George Grant, Ken Jones, Jonathan Leeman, Keith A. Mathison, Robert S. Rayburn, Carol J. Ruvolo, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Gene Edward Veith. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.
The 2008 Bible studies examines the gospel of Matthew and the Redeemer who saves His people from their sins.