July 22

 

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,   
   To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:   
   May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
   1 Peter 1:1-2

 

Consider how weak you are I yourselves, and how great a need to watch, lest you disobey your heavenly pilot before you are even aware f it.  O what a heart we have to watch!  It is a lazy heart that will loiter when it should follow.  It is a foolish heart that will let him go while it plays with every toy in the way.  It is a cowardly heart that will draw back in danger when it should follow our heavenly general.  It is a treacherous heart that will give us the slip and deceive us when we are the surest of it.  It is short-sighted that even when it follows Christ as guide, it is barely kept from missing the bridge and falling into the gulf of misery.  Remember the fruits of obedience and disobedience.  Remember how obedience has been sweet afterward, and how bitter the frit of sin was.  Would you not have fled from the face of God?  Did sin not appear different than when you first committed it?  Remember what heart grief it cost you and what fear of wrath?  Remember how long before your broken bones were healed?  This should make the first approach of sin cast you into fear to prevent it.  A beast that has once fallen into quicksand, will hardly be driven into the same again.  A fish that has escaped the hook will fly from it the next time.  Remember where you have fallen and when you have escaped.  These considerations will help you to obey more accurately.  Remember that this is your day of trial, and how much depends upon your obedience.  God will not crown untried servants.  Satan tempts to see if you will be true to God or not.  In his malice he seeks to undo you forever.  This should awake you to watch.  If you were told beforehand a thief were to rob you, would you not watch with extra care?  If you were running in a race for life, would you not run with all your might?  Keep watchful and obedient!

 

 

Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible

 

by Various Authors, including Drs. R.C. Sproul, James White, Sinclair Ferguson, and John MacArthur

Sola Scriptura , the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation, is essential to genuine Christianity, for it declares that the Bible is the inspired word of God, the church’s only rule of faith and practice. Yet this doctrine is under assault today as never before, both from outside and and inside the church.

In this book, several leading Reformed pastors and scholars, including Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Ray Lanning, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Derek W. H. Thomas, and James White, unpack the meaning of the doctrine of sola Scriptura  (Scripture alone). They also explain where the attacks on the Bible are coming from and show how those who accept the Bible as Gods inspired Word should respond. Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible  is a treasure trove of information and a comfort to those who grieve to see the twenty-first-century church wandering away from the safe harbor of the Bible.

 

Hardback, 142 pages

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