Thideology News of the Day

Biblical Discernment Desperately Needed

Our world is full of people who apply the name “Christian” to themselves who have no concept of the Gospel. It is imperative, therefore, for actual believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to A) know the Gospel, B) be aware when false teachers stand up and proclaim a false gospel, and C) call them on it. Consider just the two examples of this from this past week…

Against ALL Enemies, Foreign AND Domestic

When officers in the United States Army enter the service, they take an oath…

“I, (state your name), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of (state your rank) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.”

Their oath is to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies — foreign AND domestic. You may be thinking that domestic enemies of the Constitution are rare, and really no threat at all. I disagree. The Constitution is under assault daily…

Memorial Day is upon us. We will all likely hear that it is fitting for us to honor those who “fought for our freedoms.” It is true that many have fought for America’s freedom in the past. But, if the military wants to continue to enjoy the distinction of being the ones who “fight for freedom” perhaps they need to know that the greatest threat to our freedom is not from some other country — it’s from Washington, D.C.

And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Judge Andrew Napolitano thinks…

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Friendship with the World

Phil Johnson, the founder of the Pyromaniacs blog, once wrote an incredible essay on the dangers of the Church befriending the world. In it he said the Church, under such pretexts as “contextualization,” “missional living,” and “relevance” has demonstrated an unbridled willingness to accommodate Divine truth to human preferences.

Strong words.

You know what? God’s words are stronger…

“Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” — James 4:4

Accommodating sin is never an appropriate means of reaching sinners.

TrumpetPhil Johnson’s essay, which originally ran in February 2009, has been reposted today. Read it for yourself. It’s worth it.

Thideology News of the Day

  • My first stop on the internet each day is daveblackonline.com. Yesterday He offered the following thoughts concerning the church…

Much of what we call “church” today originated, not in the New Testament, but in post-apostolic times.

  • The Lord’s Supper has changed from a celebration to a ceremony.
  • Worship has changed from participation to observation.
  • Witness has changed from relationship to salesmanship.
  • Leadership has changed from servanthood to professionalism.
  • Mission has changed from being missionaries to supporting missionaries.
  • Body life has changed from edification to entertainment.
  • Buildings have changed from functional to sacred.
  • Child care has changed from the hands of parents to the hands of strangers.

The New Testament shows us that the great need of modern Christianity is to return to biblical faithfulness and the profound simplicity of the New Testament.

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May I quote you…

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“Zeal without doctrine is like a sword in the hand of a lunatic.”

John Calvin

Concerning America’s “National Day of Prayer”

Dan Phillips weighs in.

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