Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
Reformation 500 – Can Roman Catholicism be Considered Christianity? … Eric Davis at The Cripplegate offers a helpful 10-point summary that makes clear the distance between the Roman church and Christ’s saving work. He writes: “Were the Reformers merely a pack of spiritual naysayers looking to rain on Rome’s innocent parade? Were they not looking to take their ball and mitt to start their own game? The Reformers were not moved by preferences to seek and start another denomination. They were moved by Scripture to break from something that could not be considered Christian. Five centuries have not improved Rome’s doctrine. The need for her reform could not be greater.” You can read the rest HERE.
Reformation 500 – The American Priest Who Proved the Reformation Is Not Over … and another from The Cripplegate in this week of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Jordan Standridge writes: “What is needed in the church is many pulpits and many church members who will get beyond the do you believe in Jesus question, and truly come to grips with the fact that just because you say you accept Jesus, and just because you call yourself a Christian, doesn’t actually mean you are born again, and that is the case whether you are Protestant or Catholic.” You can read the rest HERE.
7 Scripture Texts About Evangelism … Tim Challies offers these as useful guides as we pray for unbelievers. He writes: “I find it tremendously valuable to have my prayers guided by Scripture. As I pray about sharing the gospel with others, or as I pray for those who do not yet know the Lord, there are many passages from the Bible that can give focus and direction. Here are just a few of them.” You can read the rest HERE. And this Sunday, we’ll add another text to the list; John 12:49.