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Let’s Not Bite and Devour One Another

How do we expose error without dividing the body? How do we hold to our convictions while honoring those who differ with us? In the aftermath of the Strange Fire conference, these are questions we cannot ignore. Paul issued this strong warning to the Galatians: “For the whole law is fulfilled in one... Read More

The Contemporary Gospel of Me

The biblical gospel starts with God and tells me what I can do to please Him. The contemporary gospel—which is really no gospel at all—starts with me and tells me what God can do to please me. It is this fundamental difference that lies at the root of so much theological error in the church, and it ... Read More

The Gospel of Martyrdom vs. the Gospel of Success

Stephen stood before the Sanhedrin. The appointed Jewish leadership confronted this anointed Jewish believer. They glared; he glowed. They were enraged; he was enraptured. Their faces were contorted with anger; his was like the countenance of an angel. “Men and brothers,” he said, “listen to me.” He... Read More

The Great Sin of Trying to Make the Gospel Palatable

One of the greatest failures of the contemporary church of America is our attempt to make the gospel of Jesus palatable to lost sinners—our effort to take away its offense, remove its reproach, water down its contents and explain away its standards. In doing so, we dishonor the Lord and contribute t... Read More

What’s the Difference Between Holiness and Legalism?

Holiness is beautiful, legalism is binding; holiness brings life, legalism brings death. They are as different as night and day, and yet at first glance they can seem similar, because they both stand against sinful behavior and call for holy living. How can we distinguish between the two? Legalism i... Read More

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