Thursday, December 13, 2007

Al Mohler Speaks Out Against "Christian Response" Letter

Thankfully, Dr. Mohler refused to sign the letter.

In this on-air question from Pastor Brian Fairchild, he explains why. While I wish Dr. Mohler had been a bit more direct, I agree with the substance of what he says.

Listen to Dr. Mohler's comments here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Standing on the Firm Foundation of God's Sovereign Grace

Steve Lawson (HT CRN) gives this tremendously comforting word on the wonderful ability to stand firm that comes with the preaching and belief in God's sovereign grace:

"Jesus Christ Himself is the
sole Builder of the church, as He promised: “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18b). Christ did not say, “You will build My church.” Neither did He say, “I will build your church.” Instead, Jesus claimed, “I will build My church.” Christ Himself is constructing His church, and like a wise master builder, He is establishing it on a solid bedrock—that of sound doctrine (Eph. 2:20)….The church that is built upon the doctrines of grace is built upon the impregnable rock of divine revelation. How firm a foundation has such a church! But sad to say, the church today seems intent upon withholding the doctrines of grace from her foundation. Instead, she prefers to build with wood, hay, and stubble upon shifting sand. Such a church may have an impressive outward appearance, and therefore attract many. But inwardly, she is unspiritual, unstable, and, worse, even largely unconverted. Such a church, built on such a flimsy foundation, has no hope of standing in days of trial. But church history records that when the church builds with the gold, silver, and precious stones of a God-centered message, she is internally fortified and can withstand the most difficult storms. Even the swirling winds of apostasy, persecutions, and the fiery flames of martyrdom cannot cause her to topple. In fact, whenever the church builds upon the sturdy rock of the sovereign grace of God, she stands immovable even amid the darkest hours of history."

Oh, how we need the preaching and teaching of the doctrines of grace in the Church today!

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Canonization of Uncertainty

Phil Johnson at Pyromaniacs puts his finger squarely on one of the major, if not the major problem with our neo-orthodox/postmodern friends like John Armstrong: they have established a new theology around the central premise that we really can't be certain about anything, and especially not anything we read in the Bible:

Uncertainty is the sole remaining cardinal virtue of postmodernism. The right to question anything and everything is likewise the only dogma postmodern orthodoxy accepts uncritically... In other words, Emerging religion has canonized doubt.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Enters the Fray on "A Christian Response"

Bob Burney of has just posted an article which will hopefully get this issue into the public debate on the blasphemous November 18, 2007 "Christian response" letter addressed to Muslim leaders.

more to come . . .