“What was the message of the Reformation? In essence, the main question asked and answered was: How does a person get right with God? This was the central issue. For Rome, sinners are saved by faithfully adhering to the dogma of the Catholic Church. But when the Reformers began to examine the Bible, they saw that salvation came by God Himself through the gospel of Jesus Christ.” (Nate Pickowicz, Why We’re Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation)
by Cesar Vigil-Ruiz
Feliz Friday! It’s time to get your dose of informative links into your life, so here we go!
- The Grace to You blog has been featuring articles that deal with modern-day peddlers of indulgences within the church, including prosperity preachers and conservative pastors who demand tithes is a new covenant mandate. John MacArthur also preached on the issue of being a good steward of what we have.
- Al Mohler addressed the tragedy that took place in Sutherland Springs, TX, giving a Christian perspective on how to respond and the confidence we can have in God even in the midst of evil. With that said, Joe Carter focuses on seven different ways we can prepare our churches against violence.
- A standard claim amongst pro-choice people is that anyone who is against abortion is only so because of their religion, and for no other reason. Patrick Lee and Melissa Moschella argue that science is denied by those who affirm abortion, and point to embryologist’s own statements as verification, and address one obstetrics professor’s objections. This is a helpful article to present to those who truly think no one would be pro-life if the Bible didn’t argue against it.
- Al Mohler continues his series on apologetics by talking about the conviction all Christians have: “God is in charge of the universe.”
- John Piper gives some very sound counsel on how to love God more than entertainment. Marshall Segal point-blank asks the question, “why do you have a phone?” I hope both articles will give you much to think about, friends.
That’s all for this week! Please pray for the youth and collegians, as they meet tonight at church. See you all on Sunday!
Soli Deo Gloria