Remembering (Forgetting?) the Sins of My Youth (Boice)

In Psalm 25:7 David prayed this: "[LORD], do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions" (NASB) [חַטֹּ֤אות נְעוּרַ֨י וּפְשָׁעַ֗י אַל־תִּ֫זְכֹּ֥ר]. Obviously David was thinking about the sins he had committed as a boy - maybe when he was a teenager. He's basically asking the Lord to forgive his past sins. This is… Continue reading Remembering (Forgetting?) the Sins of My Youth (Boice)

Pray Hard, For You Are Quite A Sinner (Luther)

The following paragraph is from a famous letter of Martin Luther to Phillip Melanchthon.  I've posted it on this blog before, but it's worth doing again.  This letter shows two things: 1) Luther well understood Rome's unbiblical doctrines [note the "imaginary" language below] and 2) he understood the gospel clearly. If you are a preacher of… Continue reading Pray Hard, For You Are Quite A Sinner (Luther)

Sinful Responses to Sin

Update: In recent weeks (Nov-Dec 2011) Mark Driscoll has gone on record with some explicit claims of continuing revelation. We appreciate Driscoll's ability to formulate and teach a few aspects of Reformed theology quite well, but we do not in any way agree with the notion that God continues to reveal himself to us apart… Continue reading Sinful Responses to Sin

Luther on Strong Sins: A Word to Preachers!

This is Luther at his finest.  It shows two things clearly: 1) he understood Rome's doctrines clearly [note the "imaginary" language below] and 2) he understood the gospel clearly.  This part of the letter is on the wall of my study; it is worth memorizing! 13. If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an… Continue reading Luther on Strong Sins: A Word to Preachers!