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"Eureka!" In an age of open-mindedness, many believers settle for an excessive amount of with too little discernment, leading to nice confusion and compromise. yet God's observe makes it transparent that now not every thing that glitters is gold. fake educating is at each flip, and the temptation to embody it truly is nice. As God's humans we're known as to sift during the overwhelming variety of traditions and traits and use the reality of Scripture to figure out that are the genuine treasures-and that are "fool's gold." basic editor John MacArthur and the individuals of this uncompromising ebook outline the rules of biblical discernment and use them to handle a number of modern Christian matters. They supply hassle-free, biblical reviews of a few well known yet unlucky Christian developments, reminiscent of watered-down preaching and doctrinally questionable best-selling books. Dr. MacArthur ends with a realistic plan for cultivating discernment within the Christian existence. it's the responsibility of each Christian-not simply pastors and elders-to persist with the biblical command to grasp to what's reliable and to reject what's now not. This e-book will equip you with a starting place for biblical discernment that would show you how to make cautious differences on your brooding about fact.

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Yet, a more literal translation of Matthew 16:25 quickly evidences that Christ is not talking about self-help advice in this context but rather about the essential nature of the saving gospel (ESV: “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it”). By not giving the context of the verse, and by using a very loose paraphrase, Warren changes the whole thrust of Jesus’ statement. ’” Yet, Matthew 18:20, in its context, has nothing to do with small-group fellowship in the church but rather with the church’s authority in disciplining its members.

While not intended as a complete analysis of every aspect of New Perspective teachings, this chapter serves as an introduction and critique for pastors and laypeople alike. ” The debate is not merely an academic 62 F O O L ’ S G O L D ? quarrel over unimportant hermeneutical nuances; it involves some real and significant threats to the doctrine Martin Luther called “the article by which the church stands or falls”—the doctrine of justification by faith. If the New Perspective is the correct perspective of Paul’s teaching and theology, the Reformers were wrong on the main issue of the Reformation.

But I decided when I planted Saddleback in 1980 that I’d rather reach large numbers of people for Christ than seek the approval of religious tradi- 56 F O O L ’ S G O L D ? tionalists. In the past eight years, we’ve baptized over 11,000 new adult believers at our church. 6 But is change that lacks doctrinal depth really biblical change? Scripture teaches that doctrine and duty go hand in hand. Proper living is always tied to proper thinking and proper theology. 7 Without a solid theological framework, Christians cannot have the biblical grid in place to live lives that are biblically sound.

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