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Weekend A La Carte (August 17)

Right this moment’s Kindle offers embody some newer books and a few older ones—not dangerous for a Saturday!

(Yesterday on the weblog: The Energy Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon)

Proof of Biblical Story Present in Layers of Jerusalem Ash

“The Bible describes King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon laying siege to Jerusalem and specifically burning down the temple, the palace and “all the great houses” (2 Kings 25:9). A gaggle of archaeologists imagine they’ve discovered a type of nice homes and their discoveries help the biblical story.”

Why Europe Doesn’t Construct Skyscrapers (Video)

Right here’s a geekily-satisfying have a look at why Europe doesn’t construct skyscrapers at fairly the speed of another continents.

I Pray God Turns the Church Upside Down

“During the Protestant Reformation, the church rediscovered the doctrine of justification, and the world got turned upside down. Today, I think it could be the church that is turned upside down if the application of the doctrine of justification were rediscovered.”

Can a Particular person Be 100% Certain of His or Her Salvation? (Video)

R.C. Sproul solutions.

Am I Actually Born Once more?

This text performs properly with the above video. “This is not a new problem. Anyone who has been a Christian for long knows someone who professes Christianity but fails to believe what Christians should believe, or believes right doctrine but exhibits little or no fruit. A gap always exists between the number of people who profess to be born again and those who possess the reality. This is true of every congregation. That is one reason why the constant preaching of the gospel matters. The more the gospel is preached, the smaller that gap becomes.”

On Controversy and Guidelines of Persuasion

Nick Batzig: “John Newton once wrote a letter on rules of controversy to a fellow minister who informed him of his intention to confront another minister about that minister’s supposed unorthodox doctrine. In this letter, Newton warned the man to 1) consider his opponent, 2) consider the public, and 3) consider himself prior to entering into the fray of theological debate. This sage counsel continues to bear fruit, in a day of internet outrage and trigger happy polemics.”

Off to School

Andrée Seu Peterson warns that as your baby heads to varsity, lots of of years of dangerous philosophy are about to immerse her or him. “What our kids in college sit under is not just bad philosophy but watered down, to boot.”

Flashback: The place Is God Asking You to Take Him at His Phrase?

The good enemy of the Christian is the sin of unbelief—the sin of refusing to simply accept what God says and the sin of refusing to do what God says. The good pal of the Christian is the enjoyment of perception and the enjoyment of obedience. The place is God asking you to easily take him at his phrase?

Weekend A La Carte (August 17)

Residing for “my will be done” is a lust for my very own will to rule all. This can be a severe defection from what a human being is supposed to be. —David Powlison

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