We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Some Edification

I have come across some more “good stuff” on the various blogs I watch, and I want to share them with you.  We need some edifying now and then after learning about all the bad stuff we need to look out for!

Back on the 12th I wrote an article about why apologists do what we do.  Well, shortly after I wrote that, I came across this article about why we contend.  Since it wasn’t included in my article, I will direct you to it for your perusal.  We should all have this same mindset.

Of course we should all know that “the Bible is the best safeguard against false doctrine."  We may know that, but how often do we study it so as to be on guard?

Elizabeth Prata wrote about the need for developing discernment, and how that affects the claim that we are not to “touch the Lord’s anointed.”

Biblical Counseling Coalition reminded us of one of the duties of church elders: to be disciple-makers.

Mike Ratliff had a short article about church discipline in regards to homosexuality.  He keeps the issue of homosexuality in context with other sins.

A second article by Mike is “Witnesses to the Deity of Jesus Christ.”  Really good stuff, and I’m keeping the link in my “favorites” for the next time I deal with LDS or JWs.

Apprising Ministries posted an interesting article, by Dr. Orrel Steincamp, about real spiritual warfare vs the false dominionist version.

Lastly, Recovering Grace posted a good article about Spiritual Abuse.  This is something which we all need to be aware of, so as not fall prey to it.

I hope you find these articles to be as beneficial as did I.


Mary said...

Hello Glenn, looking forward to reading some of these articles. We are again looking for a new church home. Our pastor is a great story teller, but there's not much meat there. Thank you so much for doing what you do to help build up the body of Christ. MaryH

Louise said...

I too look forward to reading these articles. I've not been to church the entire month of January due to health issues and the weather, so I get what I can from reading. Thanks for what you do!
I'm going to get back to blogging myself.