Im Leben und Sterben: Einheit mit Christus!
Einige Blogartikel, Ressourcen, und ähnliches aus der vergangenen Woche:
A lot is at stake in what we say today. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). […]
(2) John Updike’s Six Rules for Reviewing Books by Justin Taylor
John Updike, who reviewed “nearly every major writer of the 20th century and some 19th-century authors,” gave some guidance on book reviews in the foreword to his 1975 collection of essays, Picked-up Pieces: […]
For the Apostle Paul, the doctrine of justification was the heart of the gospel (Rom. 1 :17; 3:21-5:21; Gal. 2:15-5:1). Martin Luther declared that justification was the doctrine by which „the church either stands or falls.“ R.C. Sproul’s mentor John Gerstner goes further in reminding us that it’s not only the church that stands or falls by this doctrine, „but the individual also.“ […]
The last page of The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis– […]
“Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And, I suppose I should add, it is traditionalism that gives tradition such a bad name.”
Jaroslav Pelikan, The Vindication of Tradition (Yale University Press, 1984), p. 65.
Jonathan Edwards:Es sei an dieser Stelle festgehalten, dass vom Sündenfall bis auf den heutigen Tag das Werk der Erlösung im wesentlichen durch besondere Mitteilungen des Geistes Gottes vorangetrieben wurde. Wenn auch Gottes Ordnungen zu einem gewissen Grad von einem kontinuierlichen Einfluss des Geistes Gottes begleitet werden, so sind doch die entscheidenden Impulse zur Fortführung dieses Werkes immer durch besondere Ausgießungen des Geistes und zu Zeiten besonderer Gnade zustande gekommen…[aus: Iain H. Murray, Die Hoffnung der Puritaner, RVB, S.2]
When you were having devotions this morning, or not; when you were rubbing your eyes and waiting for the coffee to kick in and going to work, you were under the love and compassion of an infinite Friend and Savior. When you prayed this morning, you did not have to compose your soul in order to win a hearing. If yesterday’s failings were weighing on you, you did not have to become suitably humble and mournful in order for him to listen to you. You can say, „In my heart of (hardened) hearts, I still love that sin–deliver me from my impenitence,“ and his mercy quickly attends you