Words to Live By

This book initially stood out because of the eye-catching cover that depicted Eve’s delicate hands, seductively offering the forbidden fruit. In fact, this cover appeared almost identical to the cover of Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer. The excerpts from C.S. Lewis writings seemed like a good way to sample his various flavors of expression and thereby gain a well rounded view of his thoughts and ideologies. Admittedly, there was surprise and intrigue at what began to unfold. We are freed from the anchor of truth (The Bible) and transported to Purgatory, (although clearly not due to Total Depravity) then we arrive at the door of Ecumenism, which naturally opens to the wide path of Universalism, ultimately landing in a sea of confusion. My hope is not to disparage Mr. Lewis, but to demonstrate, in light of Scripture, the potential hazards his writings could pose to the Truth of our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Words to Live By

This book initially stood out because of the eye-catching cover that depicted Eve’s delicate hands, seductively offering the forbidden fruit. In fact, this cover appeared almost identical to the cover of Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer. The excerpts from C.S. Lewis writings seemed like a good way to sample his various flavors of expression and thereby gain a well rounded view of his thoughts and ideologies. Admittedly, there was surprise and intrigue at what began to unfold. We are freed from the anchor of truth (The Bible) and transported to Purgatory, (although clearly not due to Total Depravity) then we arrive at the door of Ecumenism, which naturally opens to the wide path of Universalism, ultimately landing in a sea of confusion. My hope is not to disparage Mr. Lewis, but to demonstrate, in light of Scripture, the potential hazards his writings could pose to the Truth of our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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The Stupidity of Unbelief – 1

Let’s look for a moment at the real meaning of unbelief.

In relation to the gospel unbelief has two main ingredients, (1) a high opinion of self, and (2) a low opinion of God. It’s that simple! So long as these two things exist, it is impossible for us to rest in the good news. Our high opinion of ourselves makes us think that it is within the realm of possibility to win God’s favor by our religious performances. On the other hand, our low opinion of God makes us unwilling and even afraid to put ourselves entirely into His hands. Until our unbelief is removed we cannot grasp the free and generous character of the unearned grace of God.

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Boycott Retails Stores?

Chris Rosebrough of the Extreme Theology blog posted some excellent insights as the “holiday” season rapidly approaches. The title of yesterday’s post is called, “Who Are You Going to Boycott This Christmas?” He offers an excellent perspective for true Biblical Christians, the bottom line being this: “If Christians should boycott anything they should be boycotting churches where Christ and Him Crucified for our sins is not recognized and proclaimed.”

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