Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
The Real Story of Christianity and Abortion … Dr. Albert Mohler offers an important historical perspective of Christianity’s consistent defense of life. He writes: “Let there be no confusion on this question. The Bible reveals the sanctity of all human life, the early church affirmed the sanctity of every human life, and anyone who performs an abortion is not “doing God’s work.” Rather, he is undoing it. As the Didache, echoing Deuteronomy, reminds us from so long ago, we are to choose the way of life, and never the way of death.” You can read the rest HERE.
Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, But … Costi Hinn takes you into the inner circle of one of the Prosperity Gospel’s most powerful proponents, Benny Hinn, and the truth that delivered him from the deceit of this false gospel. Hinn writes: “Growing up in the Hinn family empire was like belonging to some hybrid of the royal family and the mafia. Our lifestyle was lavish, our loyalty was enforced, and our version of the gospel was big business. Though Jesus Christ was still a part of our gospel, he was more of a magic genie than the King of Kings. Rubbing him the right way—by giving money and having enough faith—would unlock your spiritual inheritance. God’s goal was not his glory but our gain. His grace was not to set us free from sin but to make us rich. The abundant life he offered wasn’t eternal, it was now. We lived the prosperity gospel.” You can read the rest HERE.
Here We Stand; A 31-Day Journey With Heroes of the Reformation … Desiring God invites you to subscribe to a daily blog celebrating the heroes of the Reformation. “The Reformation was not about one or two big names — Luther, Calvin, Zwingli — but about a massive movement of Christian conviction, boldness, and joy that cost many men and women their lives — and scattered the seeds that are still bearing fruit in the twenty-first century. Not only was Luther surrounded by many Reformers in Germany, but lesser-known heroes of the faith rose up all over Europe. Heroes like Heinrich Bullinger, Hugh Latimer, Lady Jane Grey, Theodere Beza, and Johannes Oecolampadius. Luther was the battering ram, but he ignited, and stood with, a chorus of world changers.” You can subscribe HERE.