Men who have no sense in their own hearts and consciences of the spiritual disorder of their souls, of the secret continual actings of sin, with deceit and violence obstructing all that is good, promoting all that is evil, defiling all that is done by them through the lusting of the flesh against the spirit, as contrary to it, though no outward perpetration of sin nor actual omission of duty do ensue theron; who are not engaged in a constant watchful conflict against the first motions of sin, to whom they are not the greatest burden and sorrow in this life, causing them to cry out for deliverance from them; who can despise those who make acknowledgements in their confession to God, or their sense of these things, with the guilt wherewith they are accompanied, will with an assured confidence reject and contemn what is offered about justification through the obedience and righteousness of Christ imputed to us.
From The Doctrine of Justification by Faith, pg. 27.
We are getting near the final week of Eschatology in August, and it has been a wild ride.
Gentlemen: You are not boys. Women are not objects. Christ is most assuredly King.
I’ve noticed a trend in young men who relinquish their God-given role as spiritual leaders in their families: childish, selfish, pride–filled immaturity. Some of them have been married for several years now. Others have children out of wedlock. But that is the common problem: immaturity. Continue reading
In light of this past week’s Learning Community class I taught called, “Eschatology in August,” I thought it would be a great opportunity to address a misunderstood verse that has a lot to do with the study of “end times.” Here is our verse in question:
Truly, I say to you, this generation (genea) will not pass away until all these things take place. ()
34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. (ESV)
1.) Gather with the Church. Don’t tell me you are leading your family well when your church attendance is one week a month. The gathering of the saints of God is a sacred thing; it’s a time for corporate worship as we join with the heavenly angels in the eternal song of praise to our King. It’s edifying to your soul, it’s edifying to everyone around you. The Christian Sabbath is exceedingly important. You need Word and Sacrament–often. The Scripture commends it to you. Husbands: your wife needs you to lead your family. Fathers: your children need you to lead your family. So prove to them that your idolatry of sports means nothing, and that Christ crucified is way more important. Want to lead well? Start here. Continue reading