Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Confidence in God

Over the past few weeks I have been in an ongoing debate with a friend of mine who is heavily indoctrinated by the Church of God of Prophesy, the denomination that my friend Rhett has come from. My friend Luther (surprisingly named after Martin Luther) is an avid supporter of conditional security. I keep showing him passages about the promises of God, and he always responds with, "It's all about free will!" I am not lying. He says this so seriously. His emphasis on free will necessitates his belief in conditional security. If my confidence lies in my own will, then I would affirm conditional security as well. But praise God! My Confidence is in God alone! Read the following verse:

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful and He will surely do it. ~1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

These verses proclaim that even our sanctification and holiness is dependent upon the faithfulness and the promise of God! Yes, it is our responsibility to pursue holiness, but our responsibility lies in the power of Almighty God! He will surely do it! My confidence is in God!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Quotable Quote

"If you want a Reformation preach it! Don't hide it! Make it clear! And let God work!"
-Dr. R.C. Sproul

Friday, March 23, 2007

Isn't this Ironic?

In America the best selling Christian books seem to be full of fluff and self-help psycho babble. Almost without exception, whenever I hear Christians raving about some new book, it always ends up being full of aberant teachings or it's something written by Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, or the like...

Compare what we see going on in American Christian publishing to the fact that in China, a University in Peking is actually publishing Christian literature "as long as it reaches a certain level of intellectual and academic respectability."

They are publishing books by Ravi Zacharias and R.C. Sproul!

What? No books by Joel Osteen?!! No Purpose Driven Church in Chinese? Ahh! Those terrible Commies! It's almost as if they want their people to THINK or something!

Seriously though... Let's continue to pray and thank God for what He's doing in China! I believe this is going to result in something great!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Here's the press release from Ligonier Ministries.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


The members of the Mafia have been extremely busy lately therefore our blogging has been at a minimum... Lord willing, we will be back soon.

Soli Deo Gloria!