Included in this week’s issue:
The Proper Measure of Judgment and Grace
Here is great news indeed. God’s judgment is real, but He pours it sparingly. God’s grace is real, but He gives it bountifully.
Were the Founding Fathers Christians?
There has long been much debate about whether our nation’s founders were men of God, faithful Christians guided by the teachings of our Savior. Many contend this is silliness. They were more secular than anything. Others would have us believe they were all strong Christians who took the bible seriously. As with most things, the truth usually lies somewhere between two extremes. I want to share this helpful short “course” from Joshua Charles of the Museum of the Bible. Joshua explains this important topic with careful and balanced insight.
I have great respect for Philip Ryken, the President of Wheaton College. I so appreciate his leadership, his example to his students, and his writings. He has a great and concise little book on the coming of God’s Kingdom with some very good words for all of us,
“Remember, our first calling is not to build the kingdom, but to pray for the kingdom to come. So what kind of place does this intercession have in your prayer life? …At least some of our petitions should be for God’s kingdom to come. Part of our calling as Christians is to pray for Christ to be King. It is prayer for missions and evangelism, for pastor and churches, for towns and cities, for nations and people groups. It is prayer for people who are lost to find their salvation in Jesus Christ.”