Daily Roundup

New Theme Song for Prosperity Preachers – Courtesy of Pirate Christian Radio by way of Apprising Ministries.  If you are a faithful “Prosperity Abomigospel” follower, you will not like the implications of this song, just sayin’.

MSM Pushing It’s Own Agenda? Part 1 – John McCain on Face the Nation along with some commentary by Denny Burk.

MSM Pushing It’s Own Agenda? Part 2 – Sad that David Gregory never got back around to Carly Fiorina’s statements.  Just goes to show the depth of human depravity.

Desiring God is Making Available a Free Martin Luther eBook – Head on over and grab it in your favorite format, 3 to choose from.

The Importance of God’s Immutability – R. C. Sproul, Jr. takes a look at the unchanging nature of God.  This is the attribute of God that allows Him to be God.

The Holy Spirit and Apologetics – A message by Al Mohler from the 2007 Contending For The Truth Conference.  Well worth the listen.

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Let me grant, in the first place, that the believer cannot cite a deeper ground for revelation than its divine authority, which he or she recognizes by faith. But this is not to say that believers have nothing to say to the opponents of that revelation. True: they have no airtight proofs; they cannot move the opponent toward faith; but they have at least as much to say in defending as the opponent has in attacking scriptural authority. Unbelief, too, is rooted, not in proofs and arguments, but in the heart. In this respect believers and unbelievers are in exactly the same position. Their convictions are integrally bound up with their whole personality and are only a posteriori supported by proofs and arguments. And now, when the two parties oppose each other with these a posteriori proofs and arguments, the position of believers is not less favorable than that of unbelievers. God is sufficiently knowable to those who seek him and also sufficiently hidden to those who run away from him. “There is enough light for those who only desire to see and enough darkness for those of a contrary disposition. There is enough clarity to illumine the elect and enough darkness to humble them. There is enough darkness to render the reprobate sightless and enough clarity to condemn them and to render them inexcusable.” The state of religion, theism, revelation, and Scripture is not as hopeless as science has for years wanted us to believe. – Herman Bavinck

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Brian McLaren Leads Ceremony at Son’s Same-Sex Wedding – I well know, prominent individual who runs in Evangelical circles officiated a non-traditional wedding.  The NYT also reported this ceremony.  You can read about their report here.

We Are Beggers – 3 Lectures by Carl Trueman as he talks about Martin Luther as Theological Pastor.

Preach the Word – Pastor H. B. Charles lays out 3 aspects of preaching the Word.  If you are a Pastor, take notice, if you are laity, hold your Pastor accountable.

Bibles, Booze, and Bikini’s – Say it ain’t so!  Unfortunately, it is.

Reputation or Testimony? – We have to guard ourselves against all sins.

Created An Appetite – This post from Phil Johnson from 7 years ago still rings true.

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After Adam had ruined himself and all his posterity by his deadly fall, this is the basis of our salvation, this the origin of the church: that we have been uprooted from the deepest darkness and have obtained a new life sheerly by the grace of God; that the patriarchs have by faith been made partakers of this life (just as it was offered to them by God’s word); that this word, in turn, was founded upon Christ; and that all the pious who have lived since then have, in fact, been sustained by the very same promise of salvation by which Adam was revived in the beginning. – John Calvin

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Chopping Down Error Can Be Costly – Listen to what Charles Spurgeon says about faith, error, and the cost.

12 Reasons Why Public Worship is Better Than Private Worship – If you had the choice between private Bible reading and prayer, or going to church, which would you choose?  The Puritans would choose church contends David Murray.

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod on 2011 NIV – The findings of the LCMS on the inclusive language found in the 2011 NIV translation.  Bully for them!

The Hole In Our Holiness – I have not read this book as it just came out and I wasn’t one of those chosen to get an advanced copy, but I have listened to a few of the semons that this book is based on.  I think it is well worth your time to order and read it.  Holiness, both the understanding of what it is, how it works in our lives, is something we know little about.

Reading Scripture Publicly – One of the specific admonitions Paul gave the younger pastor Timothy about his ministry was this one.  ”Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture” he told him (I Timothy 4:13).

Ligonier $5 Friday Sale – Check out the deals of the week at Ligonier Ministries.

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While the church as the community of believers is the context within which the Spirit’s testimony is confirmed, Scripture’s authority is not granted by the church’s decision. The opposite is true: Scripture founded the church. Through the gracious work of the Holy Spirit, Scripture is self-authenticating. ~Herman Bavinck

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Have you Searched Intently? – A reminder to search the Scripture diligently.  It is so easy to let down on Monday because you were in Church yesterday.  Don’t!

Joel Olsteen and Family Feud – How one person responded to Joel Olsteen’s visit to his hometown.

The Missing Ingredient – Could not being “wowed” by the subject you are preaching on be the missing ingredient?

Nine Ways the Gospel Transforms Marriage – In their book, Love That Lasts, Gary and Betsy Ricucci list out nine ways that the gospel directly affects marriage.

Dealing With Sin – I think this might be relevant to…well, to all of us who call on the name of Christ.

Five Pillars of the Reformation – Most reformed minded individuals know about the Five Solas, but here is a refresher from Dr. Michael Horton.

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I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
– Genesis 3:15

Reading to you these words, I may address you in the language of the holy angels to the shepherds that were watching their flocks by night, ‘Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy.’ For this is the first promise that was made of a Saviour to the apostate race of Adam. We generally look for Christ only in the New Testament. But Christianity, in one sense, is very near as old as the creation. It is wonderful to observe how gradually God revealed his Son to mankind. He began with the promise in the text and this the elect lived upon till the time of Abraham. To him, God made further discoveries of his eternal council concerning man’s redemption. Afterwards, at sundry times and in divers manners, God spoke to the fathers by the prophets, till at length the Lord Jesus himself was manifested in flesh and came and tabernacled amongst us. – George Whitefield

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Back to Church Sunday Rap? – I’m all for inviting people to church, but I don’t agree with this advertisement, at least not the way they did it.

Strengthening Your Marriage – Today, from 8:30 – 5:30 EST, Southern Seminary is live streaming an event called “Strengthening Your Marriage in Ministry.” It features Albert Mohler, CJ Mahaney, Russell Moore, and Dennis Rainey.

Criteria for Righteous Anger – Here are three criteria for righteous anger.

5 Minutes With Mark Dever – Mark Dever talks about his two publications, The Church and Preach.

Holiness Beyond Words – Holiness starts with God. Discussions about holiness get off on the wrong foot when they begin with what we don’t do, rather than with who God is.

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The preacher is above all others distinguished as a man of prayer. – Charles Spurgeon

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A Conversation with Vern Poythress – Matthew Claridge interviews Vern Poythress in regards to the challenge to Biblical Inerrancy.

False prophets will pray – A Video of Paul Washer talking about false prophets.

Andrew Fuller on seeing Baptist (or any other denomination for that matter) prosper – Words from Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

Ligonier $5 Friday sale – Head on over and check out the deals.

Restless till we rest in You – Augustine of Hippo, need I say more?