Jesus had more problems with His fellow-Jews than He did the Romans. Yes, the Romans crucified Him, but it was a cadre of Jewish antagonists that lit the fuse (Acts 2:22-23). Paul warned the Ephesian elders that “savage wolves” would come in among the flock “speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them” (21:29-30). Similar things are happening with homosexuality.
Jesus said, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Matthew 12:25). “Just preach the gospel.” How many times have you heard pastors and critics of social and political action scold Christians concerned about the moral direction the church is taking for mixing the […]
I received the following from an advocate of Natural Law: “Natural Law is simply Biblical Law written on the conscience of every man.” If this is true, then why did God find it necessary to give us revealed law? He goes on to say: The Reprobate knows that murder, adultery, rape and theft are morally […]
[The following is an excerpt from John Calvin’s sermon on Deuteronomy 28:1-2, given on Tuesday, March 10, 1556, as found in The Covenant Enforced (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1990), 84-94.] “If you will hear the voice of the Lord your God, and be careful to fulfill all the commandments I command you this day, all these blessings […]
With the publication of E.C. Wines’ Laws of the Ancient Hebrews I’ve gotten some interesting emails from fellow Christians. Here’s a sample of responses when we asked the question, “Should Christians obey Old Testament Law?”: