Weak Faith Compared to No Faith (Watson)

It does happen. Sometimes Christians doubt whether they have true faith in Christ. They question if their faith is real and it causes great heartaches and even painful headaches. Thankfully God is patient with us and his mercies are new every morning. Thankfully our faith is not our savior! And thankfully there is a way… Continue reading Weak Faith Compared to No Faith (Watson)

Conscience, Obedience, and Truth (Stott)

Near the beginning of his first letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul mentioned some false teachers in the church who rejected a good conscience which caused a shipwreck of their faith. Here's how the NET Bible translates Paul's words: "...You [Timothy] must hold firmly to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and… Continue reading Conscience, Obedience, and Truth (Stott)

…Neither in Prayer, Merit, Nor Works… (Luther)

Yesterday I mentioned that I just got Luther's Letters from Logos for $28. I started reading a few today and immediately was convinced that this is an awesome set to own. I had to force myself to stop reading and get other work done! Anyway, below is a letter that Luther wrote to Johann von… Continue reading …Neither in Prayer, Merit, Nor Works… (Luther)

The Compelling Worldview of the Christian Faith (Baraka)

Near the end of his book, He Saw That It Was Good, Sho Baraka gives a brief but helpful personal testimony about the Christian worldview. He puts it quite well - and I must say that it reflects my own testimony in some ways! I first heard the gospel message preached as a young man.… Continue reading The Compelling Worldview of the Christian Faith (Baraka)

A Righteousness Not Our Own (Hodge)

Charles Hodge's 1841 publication called The Way of Life is a helpful resource on some of the major teachings of Scripture: sin, faith, repentance, justification, etc. Speaking of justification, here's a helpful section from that chapter: In scriptural language condemnation is a sentence of death pronounced upon sin; justification is a sentence of life pronounced… Continue reading A Righteousness Not Our Own (Hodge)