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Man’s Response to God’s Revelation-Part One

November 8, 2016

By Franklin Kirksey

Deuteronomy 13:4

Introduction

Dr. Ray C. Stedman (1917-1992) shares, “Arnold Grunigen, a well-known Christian businessman and leader in the early days of this congregation, used to put it this way: ‘The Bible is God’s instruction book which goes along with man.’ When you buy a new car you get a book with it that tells you how it operates and what to do if it does not. When you get a new washing machine or a new toaster you get a book with it. When you buy a personal computer you get a big book with it. God sent us into the world, complicated beings that we are, so it makes sense that he would give us a book that goes along with man. That is what the Bible is. . .”  Dr. J. C. Ryle (1816-1900) reportedly stated, “Be very sure of this, people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it only too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgment.” Hebrews 4:12 reads, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” John 1:1, 14, and 18 reads, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . .  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. . . No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” Thus, we have the living word in print and the living Word in person!  Deuteronomy 29:29 reads, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” That is the first mention of God’s revelation.   Continue reading

A Letter from Dr. Paige Patterson

November 7, 2016

Last week there was brought to my attention a blog written by an attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, lamenting the fact that several of our leaders have taken a “never Trump” position.  To me, the piece sounded as though the author thought that this was a position more widely held than I believe to be the case within the SBC.  I wrote to let him know that I agreed with his position and so did many others in the SBC.  The letter was not intended for publication but was a private letter.  Attorney Richardson made it public without seeking my permission.  Since my position on this matter is hardly unknown, I would not have objected to that, but the letter was used, in my estimation, to imply that Dr. Al Mohler, because he disagrees with me on this, was somehow culpable before God and the world.  That is the farthest conclusion from my intention. Continue reading

Five Reasons I Still Have Hope

November 4, 2016

By Walker Moore

Do you know what we’re really looking for in a president? Believe it or not, it isn’t a solution for the economy or health care. What we want instead is a president who gives us hope and the one who we perceive as providing the most hope is the one we elect. Continue reading

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