Don’t Miss List: Biblical Authority, David’s Greatness and A Question about Heaven

For the Bible Tells Me So: Biblical Authority Denied Againbibles

Al Mohler Jr. brought up his concerns with Pastor Andy Stanley’s views about relying on Scripture and how it poses the same problem as theological liberalism did many years ago. Mohler writes:

Let’s be clear — Andy Stanley does not mean to deny the central truth claims of Christianity. In his message, “Who Needs God? The Bible Told Me So,” he affirms the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. But he does so while undercutting our only means of knowing of Christ and his resurrection from the dead — the Bible.

And he does so directly and without risk of misunderstanding. In his message he stated: “So I need you to listen really carefully and the reason is this — perhaps you were taught, as I was taught, ‘Jesus love me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’ That is where our trouble began.”

Mohler has much more to say about Stanley’s recent sermon and I think, given Stanley’s influence in Christianity at large, it would be wise to read his entire post.

What Made David Great – Rev. Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung has a recent blog post looking at the life of King David, who was a great man and a man after God’s own heart. He also committed some horrendous sins.

DeYoung: “So with all these flaws, what made David great? One could easily mention David’s courage, his loyalty, his faith, his success as a leader, musician, and warrior. But he was great in other lesser-known ways as well. In particular, David was a great man because he was willing to overlook others’ sin but unwilling to overlook his own.”

Read it at all DeYoung’s TGC blog.

DeYoung has another piece out this week (Oct. 13) I recommend: Seeking Clarity in This Confusing Election Season.

Challies.com: Can We Enjoy Heaven Knowing Loved Ones Are in Hell?

Tim Challies tackled this weighty question on his website recently and worth pondering I think.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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One Response to Don’t Miss List: Biblical Authority, David’s Greatness and A Question about Heaven

  1. Albert Mohler’s article was fantastic! He is so great with words. 😀

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