Worth a Look 8.9.12
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In fifty short chapters arranged in six sections, Dr. Ferguson shows that Christ, who is fully God, took on humanity that He might be the Great High Priest of His people as well as the once-for-all sacrifice; that He now ministers to His people through His Spirit, crowning them with great and precious blessings; and that believers are called to duty, from cultivating contentment to mortifying sin.
When one goes to the gospels to see exactly what Jesus did say, one will discover that He addressed very clearly both the issues of sex and marriage. He addresses both their use and misuse. And, as He speaks to both subjects, He makes it plain that issues of the heart are of critical importance.
Selma Wilson, president of B&H, said the new children’s division will “provide tools for parents to build strong connections with their kids. We want to become a trusted teaching partner for parents whenever they need biblically and theologically sound, age appropriate, engaging content.”
What should we do? We must begin by embracing the words of Jesus for ourselves. Congregations must humbly assess their true spiritual state before God. We must let Jesus apply His stethoscope to our hearts and give us a true reading of our spiritual health.
Fewer and fewer Christian apologists believe in “proofs” for God’s existence, and in Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith (Baker), Alister McGrath explains why this is a good thing. Distancing himself from promises of certainty, he instead grounds his case in the more modest principle of “inference to the best explanation.”