As you may know, Dr. R.C. Sproul is very ill and has been hospitalized for approximately 2 weeks. Please pray for Dr. Sproul and his family during this difficult season. You can find updates on the Ligonier Website. As we pray for Dr. Sproul, take time to watch this presentation on the holiness of God.
Favorite Books: What’s Your Favorite Christian Biography? — Melissa Kruger talks about her favorite biography which you will likely want to pick up and read if you haven’t already.
Reformation 500, Social Justice and the Gospel (Jon D. Payne) — “This year’s Reformation 500-fest has served the church well. It has forced Reformed Christians everywhere to remember our rich Protestant and Reformed heritage, and to reflect upon the nature and centrality of the gospel– the true gospel announcing redemption for wretched sinners through the penal substitutionary death and hell-conquering resurrection of the Son of God.”
Will There be Christmas in Heaven? — “The heart of Christmas is celebration of the coming of Messiah (Luke 2:10–11). Will there be celebration in the eternal state? Yes! And it will be kicked off with the biggest party of them all, The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev 19:6-9).”
Put The X Back In Xmas! — “Some people seem positively determined to interpret every bit of available data as evidence that there is a vast conspiracy whose goal is to stamp out Christmas, and to especially stamp out any Christian association with Christmas. Quite frankly, I’m not buying it, and I’m annoyed, saddened and offended by much of it.”
On the Pope’s Desire to Change the Wording of the Lord’s Prayer — “Pope Francis has challenged the traditional wording of the Lord’s Prayer, suggesting that it be changed. The news media, as usual, has obscured the fact that the Pope is not wanting to alter the Lord’s words or the Biblical text, just saying that the familiar rendition in the various languages is not a good translation…”
The Peace We All Long For — “Jesus Christ, born of Mary, born in Bethlehem, born on Christmas morning, brings permanent and ultimate peace on earth. The peace we all long for is found in Christ.”
Angels in the Bible: What Do We Actually Know About Them? — Many people place a great deal of emphasis upon angelic beings, but what do we know about angels?