On Christian Love and Not Causing a Brother to Stumble (Henry)

Here is something Paul wrote to tell Christians not to use their rights or freedoms to cause other Christians to stumble: "But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble.  For if others see you—with your “superior knowledge”—eating in the temple of an idol, won’t… Continue reading On Christian Love and Not Causing a Brother to Stumble (Henry)

Do Not Wound A Brother’s Conscience! (Carson)

 While studying 1 Corinthians 8 today I was reminded how firmly Paul told Christians with stronger consciences to give up their rights for the sake of Christians with weaker consciences.  In fact, it's based on the gospel (v.11).  I appreciate how D. A. Carson explained 1 Cor. 8 in his devotional, For the Love of God (vol.… Continue reading Do Not Wound A Brother’s Conscience! (Carson)

Why I Am A Christian: Freedom (Stott)

  "If the Son sets you free, you are truly free."  "So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law" (John 8:36 & Gal. 5:1 NLT).  John Stott wrote well about this  freedom we have in Christ: "The fifth reason… Continue reading Why I Am A Christian: Freedom (Stott)

Freedom in Christ (Bray)

 I recently purchased God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology by Gerald Bray (which is currently on sale at Logos). While I haven't read it all, I've appreciated different aspects of it.  Here's one section on Christian liberty I read this morning that I think is worth sharing: The trouble with freedom is that there… Continue reading Freedom in Christ (Bray)

Churches Have a Certain Latitude of Diversity (Calvin)

In the early part of 1555, some important men of Berne, Switzerland heard that John Calvin was causing problems in the church by being something of a maverick in the areas of ceremonies, baptism, the Lord's Supper, and other aspects of church life and liturgy.  When Calvin found out that these men were upset with… Continue reading Churches Have a Certain Latitude of Diversity (Calvin)