Good morning. Grace and peace to you.
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(Yesterday on the blog: Welcome to a Whole New Site)
You’ll want to make time for this long, powerful essay by Carl Trueman. “There can be no greater transgression than that against the sacred. In killing God, we grant ourselves the privilege of becoming gods ourselves. There is surely no greater exhilaration than in being God. And there is no more dramatic way of being God than in waging a holy war against the God-given nature of embodied human personhood.”
Daniel Hames offers some help to those who don’t like evangelizing (and perhaps feel pretty guilty about it).
“In a recent congressional hearing, the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania were asked if calling for the genocide of Jews violated their university’s code of conduct.” You’ve probably heard by now how they replied. Why they replied this way is the subject of Joe Carter’s article.
The Bible says “The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.” But it doesn’t always feel that way, does it?
Greg Morse looks to Lamentations to teach us how to seize hope in times of suffering and sorrow.
Meanwhile, Doug considers the way God has been known to strengthen people in their weakness. “One of the struggles his health gives him is shortness of breath, yet it has never stopped him from preaching. Several times, he has been sitting in the pew waiting to preach, trying to catch his breath, but the minute he stepped into the pulpit, he had all the strength he needed.”
God does not zap away our sin, but gives us a new hatred for it and a new desire to do the hard work of battling it. He does not sovereignly remove it in a moment, but extends grace so we can battle it for a lifetime.
I lay this down as a rule without any exception, that those people who have the most faults themselves are most merciless in their watching of others.—De Witt Talmage