Check out these articles from this past week!
Over at Reformation 21, Aaron Denlinger has written an article titled Luther on Divine, Human, and Puppy Love. Here’s a quote from the article: “God does not love that which is lovable; God loves, and in loving, renders the object(s) of his affection lovable.”
“You Must Be Born Again”: Keith Mathison writes,
According to many, we are not spiritually dead but are simply sick. We are on our death beds, and Jesus offers us the cure. All we have to do is reach out and take it. Or we are drowning and Jesus offers us a life buoy, and all we have to do is grab it to save our lives. The picture painted by Jesus and the apostles, however, is much more bleak. In our natural Adamic state, we are not on our sick beds. We are in the grave. We are not flailing about on the surface of the sea. We are lifeless at the bottom of the ocean. We are dead.
Intimacy or Familiarity: Is it better to read large chunks of Scripture or delve deep into a few verses? Tim Challies provides an answer.
How to Profit From False Prophets: David Murray writes,
I’m not saying that we should all study what false prophets are teaching – that would be a foolish waste of time for most, and a dangerous path for many. But in today’s hyper-connected world, it’s difficult not to encounter their teaching here and there, and even in some very surprising places. As we do, let’s use their falsehood to help us discern what questions people are asking, to make us study our Bible more thoroughly, to highlight where the church has been too silent, and to encourage ourselves that He who has begun a good work in us is continuing it until the Day of Jesus Christ.