Scriptural doctrine (II Tim. 3:16) determines our eternal destiny (II John 1:9; II Thess. 1:1-10); our actions (I Tim. 1:10; II Tim. 3:10); preserves the purity of the Gospel message (Gal. 2:5; II Tim. 2:15); edifies believers, maintains unity, & brings stability (Eph. 4:11-14; Titus 1:9); and is essential for our spiritual growth in Christ (Eph. 4:14; I Tim. 4:6). Yes, Doctrine Matters!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Say it Loud; Say it Proud: Reformation!
Pope Benedict XVI recently declared that non-Catholic, Christian churches / denominations are either defective or not true churches, i.e., the Roman Catholic Church provides the only true path to salvation.
I'm hear to accept and give thanks for the fact that I'm apparently not in the "approved" church! I'm here to say it loud and proud that I am a 5-Sola Child of the Reformation! I'm so thankful that my salvation is sure, based on the finished work and blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and is not dependent on the proclamation of a man, or my membership in some, "correct," church.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
RX: Just What The Doctor Ordered
Looking for your daily dose of spiritual "medicine" from The Doctor? Well, you've come to the right place.
I've added a new on-line devotional to my sidebar collection of free on-line daily devotions. It's Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' First Book of Daily Readings.
I encourage you to add this short, yet powerful, devotional to your daily readings, coupling it with such rich teachings as:
* Morning & Evening, by Charles H. Spurgeon (On-line)
* Morning, and Evening Thoughts, by Octavius Winslow (On-line)
* My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers (On-line)
* The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis (On-line)
* The One Year Bible (ESV) (On-line)
* How Great Thou Art: 365 Reasons Why God is Awesome (Book)
* The Valley of Vision (Book)
* Training Hearts, Teaching Minds (Book)
Another collection of daily devotional readings that is still in print, is The Doctor's, Walking with God Day by Day.
And while I'm at it, please allow me to also draw your attention to the free, on-line daily devotional readings of A.W. Tozer.
Now, Go Read!