Today, More than Ever, Read Beyond the Headlines

I’m not sure the news will ever be the same after the presidency of Donald Trump. While the industry has already been in a long decline, it seems to have entered into an era of near-insanity as the networks and websites compete against one another to set new standards in thoughtless, bloviating reporting. Whether those networks love or hate the president, they seem to be tripping over themselves and one another to say the most the fastest, to constantly editorialize …

Philippians 1:7–8: A Strange Evidence of Saving Faith

When God saves someone, he not only gives them a new love for himself, but a new love for his people.Watch Now

Philippians 1:7–8: A Strange Evidence of Saving Faith

When God saves someone, he not only gives them a new love for himself, but a new love for his people.Watch Now

Keeping the Faith in a Faithless Age

Here’s an excerpt from Keeping the Faith in a Faithless Age, Albert Mohler’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

“The greatest question of our time,” historian Will Durant offered, “is not communism versus individualism, not Europe versus America, not even East versus the West; it is whether men can live without God.” That question, it now appears, will be answered in our own day. For centuries, the Christian church has been the center of Western civilization. Western culture, government, law, and society were based on explicitly Christian principles. Concern for the individual, a commitment to human rights, and respect for the good, the beautiful, and the true—all of these grew out of Christian convictions and the influence of revealed religion.

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A La Carte (August 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books you may want to add to your collection. Death on Demand? Once again, we turn to Holland for a warning of the “progress” that comes with the acceptance of assisted suicide. Iceland’s Future: Clear, Bright and Cold Iceland is celebrating that they have pretty much eliminated Downs Syndrome. But the way they did so is chilling. (See also this by Joe Carter.) The Elvis Phenomenon 40 years ago Elvis died, and R.C. Sproul …

Your Marriage Is Not a Mistake

Marriage is ultimately God’s doing. None of us have the right to separate what he has brought together.

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The Damsel and the Villain: 7-Minute Spoken Word

This is a story about a hero and a damsel, a villain and a scandal. Relive the gospel story through spoken word.Watch Now

EPIC: Germany (Days 2-3)

The EPIC trip to Germany continues. Yesterday we toured Wittenberg (where Luther lived, taught, preached, and, of course, nailed those 95 Theses to the door) and today we spent time in Eisleben (where Luther was born and …

With The Jerusalem Chamber On WCF Chapter 3 And Divine Sovereignty

Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 3 says: 1. God, from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass: yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of . . . Continue reading →

The Death Knell on Legalism

In this brief clip from our 2017 Regional Conference in Los Angeles, John MacArthur explains that Jesus’ teaching of the new birth in John 3 is the death knell on legalism.

Transcript

The account is more than a story. There is obviously the story of Nicodemus here. It is theology; it is doctrine. It is doctrine passed to the teacher in Israel—definite article. To some level, the consummate theologian in Judaism and what is being taught here is that salvation is not for those who manage to achieve it on their own. The kingdom of salvation has a door, but the door has no handle on the outside. It can only be open from the inside. The new birth is something you receive not something you do. He is saying to Nicodemus, ‘you’ve been trying your entire life,’ like the Apostle Paul in his testimony in Philippians 3, ‘you’ve been trying all your life to get into the kingdom of God, and you can’t get in because it’s not something you do.’ This is the absolute final death knell on legalism.