• A Holy Calling Article by Chris Donato

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008 | Matthew 23

    A preacher once paraphrased a bygone theologian as a challenge to his congregation: “To convert one sinner from his way, is an event of greater importance than the deliverance of sub-Saharan Africa from the problem of AIDS.” He went on: “The very fact that we have pause here is an indication of the influence of relativistic thinking among us.” On one hand, this point absolutely needs to be heard. But on the other, it potentially creates a false dilemma. For those churches mentioned in Friday’s study, those who allow the message of the good news of Jesus Christ … View Resource

  • A Just War Article by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008 | Matthew 23

    Throughout His public ministry, Jesus spoke out against the scribes and the Pharisees. Christ sums up His case against them in Matthew 23 as He teaches multitudes and His disciples at the temple on the Tuesday of Passion Week. Christ begins with an important disclaimer. When the scribes and Pharisees “sit in Moses’ seat,” propounding what is taught in God’s Word as delivered by Moses, they are to be obeyed. Jesus’ quarrel is not with Scripture or with the things commanded in the law of God. He affirms what Paul later says: “The law is holy, and the commandment … View Resource