Sinclair Ferguson – Creation: An Arena for Praising God

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Psalm 19:1-2 The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.

In this excerpt from his teaching series Who Is the Holy Spirit?, Sinclair Ferguson considers Psalm 19:1-2 and all of creation as a place of worship.

SInclair Ferguson:

What the Spirit is actually doing in Creation, and this becomes typical of everything He does in the pages of Scripture is that He is creating a temple, a meeting place for God to meet with, and to fellowship with His creation and especially with man, and then, in which man can then happily meet with God, have communion with Him, fellowship with Him. Remember how Adam walks with God. And in this temple that God is creating through His Holy Spirit man might be brought to know God, to love God, to trutst God, to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.

So, here are two ways, right at the beginning that we can think about the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and especially about His ministry in our lives. He comes to bring form to our formlessness, to bring fullness to our emptiness. And He comes because He wants to restore us to that kind of fellowship with God in which we worship God in His holy temple.

The Spirit does this, first of all, in creation. I don’t think we often think about that, but, the whole creation is actually a temple created for the worship of God, by His image, man. Turn to the Book of Psalms. A very famous statement at the beginning of Psalm 19, verses 1-2. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. If you think about it, what does it remind you of? A church service. In a church service, in worship, there is the declaration of the glory of God, there is the proclamation of His handiwork, there is an outpouring of speech, and there is a revelation of knowledge. And you see, this is why God, through the Spirit has brought order and fulness into the Creation, in order that through that creation we might come to worship Him. And so, the fullness of Creation becomes a pointer for us to the glory of God, and an arena in which we come to praise Him and adore Him. VIDEO by Ligonier Ministries

Full Transcript: http://www.ligonier.org/blog/creation…
Teaching Series: http://www.ligonier.org/store/who-is-…

R.C. Sproul – Jesus saved us from the curse of the law – Hristos ne-a răscumpărat din blestemul Legii (subtitrat)

Everywhere in this country you see cars with bumper stickers that say, „God bless America.” After 9/11 Pat  Robertson and Jerry Falwell suggested that perhaps the events of 9/11 were God’s judgments upon America. And, the outcome and the outrage of the press were so severe they had to recant their musings on that point because we believe in a God who is infinitely capable of blessing people, but is utterly incapable of cursing them. „May the Lord curse you and abandon you. May the Lord keep you in darkness, and give you only judgment without grace. May the Lord turn His back upon you, and remove His peace from you forever.” The apostle Paul says that the whole creation groans together in travail, waiting for the manifestations of the sons of God. (Romans 8:22)

We live in a planet, dear friends, that is under the curse of God. If there ever was an obscenity that violated contemporary community standards, it was Jesus, on the cross. But, on the cross, not only is the Father satisfied by the atoning work of His Son, , but, in bearing our sins, the Lamb of God removes our sins from us, as far as the east is from the west. How does He do it? By being cursed. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law. (Galatians 3:13) Listen to this:

Not simply by being cursed for us, but, becoming a curse for us. Can you take that in? He, who is the incarnation of the glory of God, now becomes the very incarnation of the divine curse. „As it is written, Cursed is everyone as he hangs upon a tree. Galatians 3;13. Because, after He became the scapegoat, and the Father imputes to Him every sin of every one of His people, we see the most intense, dense concentration of evil ever experienced on this planet. Jesus was the ultimate obscenity, bearing the full measure of the curse Christ screamed: Eli, Eli, lama sabachtahani? My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?

He didn’t just feel forsaken, He was forsaken! For Jesus to become the curse, He has to be utterly, totally and completely forsaken. And here’s the reality that we must make clear to our people: That they will either bear the curse of God themselves, or they will flee to the one who took it for them. Cursed of God. The Father turns His back. Until that moment, when my sin was placed upon Him, and the one who was pure, was pure no more. And God cursed Him. It was as if there was a cry from heaven, excuse my language but I can not be accurate unless I say: God damn you. Because that’s what it meant to be cursed, to be damned, to be under the anathema of the Father. As I said, I don’t understand that, but I know that it’s true, and I know that every person in this room, or every person outside, or on the street, across the world, who has not been covered by the righteousness of Christ, right this minute draws every breath under the curse of God.

If you believe that, you will stop adding to the Gospel and start preaching it, with clarity and with boldness, because, dear friends it is the only hope we have, and it is hope enough.

The curse motif of the atonement

From “Treasuring Redemption’s Price by Ligonier Ministries

The key to understanding the cry of Jesus from the cross is found in Paul’s letter to the Galatians: „Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree'” (Galatians 3:13, NIV).

To be cursed is to be removed from the presence of God, to be set outside the camp, to be cut off from His benefits. On the cross, Jesus was cursed. That is, He represented the Jewish nation of covenant breakers who were exposed to the curse and took the full measure of the curse on Himself. As the Lamb of God, the Sin Bearer, He was cut off from the presence of God.

On the cross, Jesus entered into the experience of forsakenness on our behalf. God turned His back on Jesus and cut Him off from all blessing, from all keeping, from all grace, and from all peace.

God is too holy to even look at iniquity. God the Father turned His back on the Son, cursing Him to the pit of hell while He hung on the cross. Here was the Son’s “descent into hell.” Here the fury of God raged against Him. His scream was the scream of the damned. For us.

Reflect on what Jesus did for you on Calvary. Give thanks for the Lamb of God who bore your sin. For further study:

~Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
~Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
~Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”

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Alistair Begg – Proclaiming the Exclusivity of Jesus Will Result in Persecution

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Alistair Begg speaks on the exclusivity of Jesus and how in church history, and today, proclaiming it results in persecution.

Recorded at the Ligonier Ministries 2010 National Conference, „Tough Questions Christians Face” http://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/tough-questions-christians-face-2010-national/

If the early Christians had been prepared to have Jesus simply included in the Roman pantheon of the time, then they would have managed to avoid persecution. But they didn’t, and they couldn’t. The common greetings of the Roman world which affirmed the essential deity of Caesar as their leader and sovereign meant that as they walked in the thoroughfares with each other they would affirm on a daily basis that Caesar is Lord. And as Christians they took the opportunity to say, ‘No,’ that actually ‘Jesus is Lord.’ They were beginning to understand that every knee would finally bow to Jesus. And therefore there was a radical difference in the way in which they viewed the culture at their time.

All they had to do was simply allow Jesus to be included amongst the other deities of the time.

‘Just don’t make a fuss; just find a place for him; why do you have to be these kind of people; why do you have to make such a fuss and bother about Jesus of Nazareth? We’re perfectly happy to have a place for Jesus. Look, we already have a plinth for him, and you can put a bust of Jesus there just with the rest.’

‘No,’ they said, ‘we won’t do that.’ Then they said, ‘Well if you don’t do that, we’ll turn you upside down, we’ll stick you in the ground and we’ll set fire to you. If you don’t do that we will force you to capitulate, or you will die.’ And you’ve read enough church history to know that the context in which the affirmation of the exclusive claims of Jesus was made was one which resulted in the death of those who held most forcefully to it.

But we’re a long way away from there and today is a different day, is it not? Here we are in America. Persecution may not be physical for most of us, but it certainly is intellectual. It is social in the every day events of life. And the prevailing mood which allows us to even face this question is a mood which sets itself apart from certainties. That is, apart from every certainty except the certainty that there are no certainties. The notion that somehow or another there is truth to be discovered and to be defined is increasingly missing at every point in our society.

Also from Paul Washer

Persecution or Great Awakening?

R. C. Sproul about The State of Evangelicalism Today and Christless „Christianity”

R.C. Sproul interviewed by Michael Horton:

Horton- There seems to be this creeping fog that we are calling Christless Christianity. As you’ve looked across the ecclesiastical landscape for many years, have you seen a shift from a concern for CHrist and the Scriptures to a foggy, hazy sort of moralism?

Sproul- I’ve certainly seen a shift in, I have a tendency to live in the past, as you know, my best friends are the giants of the christian faith and when I’m reading Augustine, Anselm, Luther, Calvin and Edwards, the greats i’m immediately aware that I am entering into a completely different culture, completely different mindset from what I experienced in the American church. On more than one occasion I have repreached the last sermon Martin Luther preached before he died. On that occasion he lamented in Germany that many decades after the awakening to the Gospel, where he said, ‘Even though, the churches have now the freedom to preach the Gospel every morning and every Sunday night and many times during the week, still, the people were rushing to the centers of relics. In Wittenberg, Frederick III of Saxony had the dream of having the best relic collection in Germany and he achieve that when he accumulated enough relics to give 2 million years in purgatory. Of course Luther as close as he was to Frederick had challenged that whole thing and they cleaned up Wittenberg, but, there were still churches around the nation that maintained their relic collection. And Luther was dismayed that so many people were rushing to the site that had the trousers of Joseph and to another site that was supposed to have a vial of milk from the virgin breast of Mary.

I try to translate that into what’s happening in our culture today. We don’t have relic centers in the United States like Luther had to deal with there. But, here’s where I see the parallel. God declares that the Gospel is His power unto salvation. But, the American church is so much seduced by being successful, by being powerful that we look for power in programs, in experiences, in entertainment, in psychological applications, everywhere but where God has placed the power. It is in the Gospel. So, when you are trying to find success anywhere but in the Gospel, when you lose the Gospel, you lose Christ.

Horton – How do you define the Gospel?

Sproul- I think the Gospel is a very simple thing to define in biblical terms because we look at the New testament, we look at the preaching in the book of Acts and you see that there’s what we call the kerigma, there is a certain preaching pattern of the preaching of the apostolic church that begins with the declaration that Jesus was born, according to the Scriptures as the incarnate Son of God, that He lived a sinless life, and that He died a death that was atoning for us and that through the result of the atonement, the justice of God is satisfied in our behalf, where by Christ’s perfect act of obedience and His sinless life acquired a righteousness that is given to us and so basically, the core of the Gospel is the person and work of Jesus. What He did, not only the atonement, the resurrection, the ascension, the session at the right hand of God, the promised return to consummate the kingdom, the Gospel in the first instance is the Gospel of the kingdom, which breaks through Jesus and then, an essential part of that Gospel is what makes it clear, in Galatians, in particular- is how the benefits of the person and work of Jesus are received by the individual person. (minute 8:16 – total video running time is 54 minutes).

 

R.C. Sproul Proves that God Does Not Exist

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English: Theologian, pastor and radio teacher R. C. Sproul  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nope, there is no mistake in my post title. Watch the short (5 min) video to understand his premise.

Sproul:

God ‘is’ but He does not exist like we ‘created beings’ exist.

The word that theologians use with respect to the trinity is not the word three ‘existences’, but 3 ‘subsistences’.

R.C. Sproul proves that God does not exist. From his teaching series „Foundations.” http://www.ligonier.org/store/foundations-dvd/

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Dr.R.C.Sproul,Dr. Albert Mohler and Ravi Zacharias – Is Evolution Compatible with Christianity?

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QUESTION: Is evolution compatible with the God of the Bible?

R.C. Sproul :

  • A couple of things: You have to distinguish between macro evolution and micro evolution. There is not just one monolithic theory of evolution out there. Micro evolution means that there are developmental changes within species. That’s documented, we know that they exist. But, macro evolution is a whole philosophical view where all life emerges fortuitously from a since cell.
  • First of all: No, that’s not compatible with the Bible. Second of all, it’s not compatible with science. … I was teaching a senior philosophy elective in university at one point and this question of evolution came up. It wasn’t a science class, it was a philosophy class. I stopped for a second and took a poll of the students. I asked, „How many of you in this class believe in evolution?” Every single hand went up. I had 30 students. I said, „Fine. Now, as a matter of understanding epistemological systems let me just ask you to tell me WHY you believe in evolution. We can’t go through all the tiny details, but, let’s get the big arguments; the ones that have been the most persuasive and most convincing to you”. And, I went up to the blackboard and I said, „Number 1….” and there’s silence. I said, „Come on now, we want to evaluate this as a philosophical view. What is it that persuaded you?”  One student who went on to his phD in Harvard, he was a very brilliant student, he said, „Well, the argument that’s persuaded me is the idea that all living things are made out of the basic same proteins, amino acids and so common substance equals common source”.  Then I started to look at some of the laws of logic and fallacy and showed how that is a fallacious argument; which he saw. So, I said, „What are the other arguments?” I couldn’t get any. I tried. I wasn’t trying to intimidate anybody. Finally it came out, „That’s what I was taught in my high school biology class.” And that was the biggest reason I could get out of these people.
  • Now keep in mind that a question of the origin of life, is not in the final analysis a biological question. It is an historical question. Biologists can pitch in, by looking at structures of cells and that sort of thing, but they can’t really tell you how it started.

Dr. R.A.Mohler:

  • I would simply add that the dominant evolutionary model is pure naturalism and materialism. The closer you look at what is now presented as evolutionary theory which does have its own genetic roots in Darwin and Darwinism, let’s remember that Darwin did not invent evolution. Evolutionary thought was around long before Darwin. In fact, Darwin’s grandfather was notorious in Britain as an evolutionist before Darwin was ever born. Nonetheless, when you talk about evolution and you talk about what is taught in the high schools, and what you’re likely to confront in almost any form you are talking absolute naturalism, which means the universe is a closed box. Everything has to be explained in purely natural principles and you need to understand that that rules out ANY intervention, any sourcing, any creation, anything like that.
  • EVOLUTION is NOT COMPATICLE with CHRISTIANITY. PERIOD. The more you understand Christianity, the more you understand evolution; you will see the incompatibility.

Ravi Zacharias:

  • They are right. But, you know, the irony of it is as we well know. Today for any academic in the arena, to even say anything like that is to risk completely being an outcast. Very few philosophies in the world are as bigoted as liberalism.  (R.C.Sproul interjects, „It’s hard to find a „liberal” liberal.”) Liberalism is the most bigoted philosophy around today. I made that comment at an open forum and I got a letter from a Congressman and he took issue with me. He was a liberal and he was very upset with the statement. I said, „If you truly are a liberal, tell me why it is that in all the mainline divinity schools, when the conservatives were in control, students were taught what the counter perspective is. I think, R.C. was mentioning earlier, he was reading many of the theologians in his day and many of them he would not be in sympathy with, but he had to understand them. Now you try to get a liberal scholar into these Divinity Schools, see the bigotry that comes through.
  • I had a friend of mine who did his doctoral dissertation on the Trinity. He is now teaching at the University of Moscow. It was a group of three. I forgot  if it was Yale or Harvard, that disallowed the publication of that dissertation, even though one of the theologians said „it was the best treatment on the subject he had read.” But the three, the tribunal rejected it for publication because it was not gender sensitive; God was referred to in the masculine.
  • This is exactly the story of evolution here. Look at the intelligent design idea. The way it’s being hit, as if it’s something of imbecilic value, and yet there are some bright minds who are trying to speak out on it. But then, if you find out that Anthony Flew has rejected atheism because it’s no longer tenable, you don’t read it anywhere, in any one of their journals because its an embarrassment to them or when Oscar Wilde was dying, he asked for a minister to come because he figured his life of sensuality was an absolute waste. They don’t publish all those things.

R.A.Mohler: 

Just to amplify that and I appreciate you (Ravi) raising that issue because when you think about it, Intelligent Design is NOT the Christian doctrine of Creation, by all means. It would have been, public relations wise, very wise for the evolutionary establishment to have said, „This is no threat” because it’s actually talking about something antecedent to what we’re concerned at the beginning with. But, they are so defensive about it; they are the true fundamentalists. They say, „You can’t even talk about what comes before (ID) what we are talking about (evolution). They don’t even have good public relations managers. They don’t need them because they have the means of enforcement.

Ravi Zacharias:

…and if they don’t like it, they just change the terminology, infuse

Here is Charles Hodge’s classic work, „What is Darwinism?”:
http://books.google.com/books?id=XZqr-0xbcN4C&pg=PP5&dq=charles+hodge…

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R C Sproul – Christ Crucified

When the Gospel is presented boldly and without compromise it will always encounter opposition. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2000 National Conference, „Upsetting the World,” Sinclair Ferguson, Al Martin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., John Piper, R.C. Sproul, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Douglas Wilson explain how to face a world that is hostile to the Gospel. Reminding us that the Gospel is offensive to depraved humanity, the speakers emphasize the need for world missions, the reality of suffering, and our heavenly reward. Uploaded by on Jun 1, 2011

Paul’s third letter to the church of Corinth chapter 1:17-25

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wiseand the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age?Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Then, in chapter 2, Paul says, „And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you exceptJesus Christ and him crucified.” And he who has ears to her, the word of God, let them hear it.

In the year 212 B.C., a very strange book was published, and it’s author was even more strange than the book he published. Because, in this book,  which the author dedicated to the king  of the city of Syracuse, in the southern coast of Sicily, in this book, the author sought to calculate how many grains of sand it would take to fill the entire universe. Can you imagine a work more bizarre than that? This is one of the last things this man did before he died. Recently, I’ve been preaching through the book of Acts, and I mentioned to our congregation, that when Paul came to Athens, and saw a city completely given to idolatry, and he began to proclaim Christ to the philosophers gathered at the Areopagus, the Bible says that they looked at the apostle and said, „What will this babbler say?” And it’s a strange translation, because the word that is translated babbler, literally means seed picker. A seed picker was somebody who went around the streets, scooping up seeds from the ground, eeking out a subsistence from them, much like a modern street person does by sifting through garbage cans. Well, if there ever was a seed picker, it was this man who tried to count the number of seeds that would fill this universe.

The name of the book was called ‘The Sand Reckoner’. The author died when his city came under siege by a Roman general, whose nickname was the sword of Rome- Marcus Claudius Marcellus. And, when he brought his troops, and his Roman navy  to move against the citadels of Syracuse, he was utterly astonished at the resistance that he met there during the siege. And he had to work feverishly to keep his troops from giving in to utter discouragement, because to their astonishment, they encountered  war machines that they had never seen before, that were far more sophisticated than any machines that the Romans had invented up to that point. One of those war machines was the catapult. But, another one that was even more astonishing, was that as the Romans’ ships approached, the cliffs outside of Syracuse, the sailors looked up into the sky and they saw these huge jaws descending from the sky. And the jaws came down and gripped one of the Roman ships and then hoisted it 100 feet into the air, the jaws were released and the ship and its crew fell to the rocks and were smashed to smithereens. They couldn’t believe what they were seeing, until the jaws moved to the next ship. And the sailors under Marcus CLaudius Marcellus were terrified. Well, finally, the Romans were victorious. And the command of the general was that the engineer that had developed these new weapons for the Sicilians was to be unharmed. But, that mandate was ignored by one of the rank and file soldiers, who was so annoyed by this man’s ingenuity, that he approached him as he was doing mathematical equations in the sand and killed him on the spot. And thus, Archimedes met his death. Archimedes is famous, for after discovering the laws of buoyancy in his bathtub, ran into the streets crying out „Eureka. I have found it”. And even his book the Sand Reckoner, which seems so absurd to us today, estimated the number of grains of sand that would fill the universe, matched almost exactly the estimates compilated  by 20th century physicists, only a few years ago. I think it’s safe to say that Archimedes was one of the most brilliant men, not only in the ancient world, but who has ever walked on this planet. And, I think you’ll remember the words that he spoke to the king of Syracuse on one occasion, when the king was amazed at all of these machines that Archimedes had designed. Archimedes said to him: Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I can move the whole world.

A little over 200 years after Archimedes made that statement, a lever was found that was long enough to move the world. It was a tree, about 10 feet high and the place that it was placed was Calvary, because the cross was the lever that turned the world upside down. It was the cross that revealed the power, the power of God Himself to right a topsy turvy world. And it was the message of that cross that changed the world forever. The cross, according to what the apostle teaches us here in 1 Corinthians had a visible and invisible significance.(14:00)

Dr. R.C. Sproul – The Birth via Ligonier Ministries


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This is the (free) first part of Dr. R.C.Sproul’s teaching series titled ‘”The Life of Jesus” . The other 3 parts are available for download here at www.ligonier.org

R.C.Sproul:

On the subject of Christology there is a difference between the person of Jesus and the work of Jesus. Who He is. What He did. …we understand that who Jesus was and is, had considerable influence on what it was He did. And by the same token, if we want to understand who He was, we have to look at what He did. So, even though we may distinguish the two, they must ultimately be held in unity.

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R.C.Sproul – The Virgin Birth. How important is it?

The Annunciation. Luke 1:31-33 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

How do you explain to someone, or to your children, the significance of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and what importance do you attach to it?

Down below is the link to a powerful and informative sermon by American Theologian R.C.Sproul. In his message, R.C. Sproul states, „Who Jesus was, and is, has considerable influence on what it was He did.” Sproul says leaving a church should never be a small matter, and we should be careful not to go hopping around for churches. On the other hand, he says that there is a time, if and when in a church, the word of God is trampled under foot and the church denies a central truth of the Christian faith, then he states- not only ‘may‘ you leave- but, you ‘must’ leave.

The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is one such biblical truth that must not be denied, for, denying the virgin birth results in denying the deity of Jesus Christ.

Listen to the message here: R.C. Sproul – The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ

and listen to it with your kids, even if they are of a younger age  they will understand most aspects of this message, including the part towards the end when R.C.Sproul recounts how a christian Professor he once had, told him the reason angels were mentioned in the Bible was to speak to the ‘primitive’ minds of the people of that age, because science had not revolutionized the world at that point in time. Sproul then goes on to recount his own search of the Bible on the subject of angels, and coming up with a completely different answer.

It is important for our young people, and even our younger kids to be confident about what they believe, by reading the Bible and understanding it. They will most certainly be confronted by many issues such as these, and they must be ready to defend their faith. It is my ardent desire to be able to post sermons and messages that will build up our faith and give us solid reasons for our reasonings (apologetics). The Word of God, if you have read some of the previous posts, is not only present nourishment for our souls, but throughout history it has been a powerful force for all that is good (the building of cathedrals/schools, literacy throughout the world, hospitals, art, music,etc.). Let us dwell on the Word of God.

John 20:29

Jesus said to him, „Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Lecture 1

The Birth

from The Life of Jesus Teaching Series

by Dr. R.C. Sproul from Ligonier Ministries

http://www.ligonier.org

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  1. Dr. R.C.Sproul – Lecture 1, Monotheism 
  2. Dr. R.C.Sproul – Lecture 2, The Biblical Witness 
  3. Dr. R.C. Sproul – Lecture 3, Early Controversies 
  4. Dr.R.C.Sproul – Lecture 4, Fifth-Century Heresies 
  5. Dr. R.C.Sproul – Lecture 5, Contradiction vs. Mystery 
  6. Dr. R.C.Sproul – Lecture 6, One in Essence, Three in Person 

R C Sproul – Nietzsche “The Consequences of Ideas”

Many of our children who have been raised in the church have the foundations of their faith shaken when they enter universities and college campuses across the nation. Here is a very important and helpful teaching series by noted theologian R.C.Sproul  available from Ligonier Ministries. The book can be purchased for under $16 here. You can also purchase the DVD or download the audio/video here.  Here is a summary of the book and teaching series from the book itself-

Summary

The greatest thinkers of all time are impacting us still. From public-policy decisions and current laws to world events, theology, the arts, education, and even conversations between friends, history’s most influential philosophies have wrought massive consequences on nearly everything we see, think, and do.

Thus it is critical for Christians to understand the ideas that are shaping them. The greater their familiarity with the streams of thought that have saturated Western culture through the ages, the greater their ability to influence this culture for Christ.

With The Consequences of Ideas, now in paperback, R. C. Sproul expertly leads the way for thoughtful readers. Tracing the contours of Western philosophy from the ancients to the molders of modern and postmodern thought—including Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, and Freud—Sproul proves that ideas are not just passing fads; they endure for generations to come and demand our serious attention.

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A teaching on philosophy in specific existentialism by R.C. Sproul: Ideas have consequences, not only for the nations, but for you and for me. The bible says – As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. You may be called to be the best physicist, the best biologist, the best musician, the best economist that God has ever put on the face of this earth, but whatever you do- Get that knowledge of God as the foundation for whatever God calls you to do in this world. This is a sample of just one of the 35 videos that are part of this series.

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