How Church Leaders Can Help Domestic Violence Victims

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John Piper : "How Can I Distinguish Actions by Faith or Unbelief?"

In a recent podcast episode posted on Desiring God, pastor John Piper shared a thoughtful answer to the question of one listener about "how to distinguish an act done from faith and an act done from u…
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    The Way of the Cross V: Heidelberg Disputation, Thesis V

    Like thesis 3 and 4, thesis 5 and 6 are also parallel and contrasting assertions. They are here to pinpoint and bring the sinfulness of humans more clearly to light, by the light of the cross. While thesis 5 focuses on the good works that humans do in their own power, thesis 6 deals with the works t…
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    Did Protesting Against the Sale of Indulgences Lead up to the Reformation on Oct, 31, 1517?

    On 31 October 1517, Luther posted the ninety-five theses on indulgences on the north door of the castle church at Wittenberg. This date is recognized as a landmark day for most historians as well as Church historians. In many people’s opinion, the day that Luther hammered this thesis on to the chu…
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    The Way of the Cross IV: Heidelberg Disputation, Thesis IV

    After affirming that the works of man are likely to be mortal sins, Luther begins thesis 4 as the discussion of divine works in contrast to human works. Theses 3 and 4 can be taken together because they are parallel in construction and set up the fundamental contrast. This contrast is an important w…
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    The Way of the Cross III: Heidelberg Disputation, Thesis III

    Like other theses, the third thesis should be reflected in the connection with the second thesis. Luther argued that after Adam and Eve’s corruption, all humans are so totally corrupted that there is not reminder of us which is affected toward the good in Thesis 2. In an expansion of thesis 2, the…
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    The Way of the Cross II: Heidelberg Disputation, Thesis II

    This thesis extends the focus of the first thesis. The first thesis deals with doing good works under Divine Law, while this thesis deals with human works according to the constant prompting of “natural powers” within us. The revealed law of God cannot advance fallen beings toward righteousness.…
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    The Way of the Cross I: Heidelberg Disputation, Thesis I

    In my last column, I explained that the 28 theological theses of the Heidelberg Disputation (1518) can be divided into four general sections. Now, we will examine the first thesis of the first section (the Problem of Good Works: Thesis 1-12). The question with which Luther had wrestled in the late m…
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    500th Reformation Anniversary: A Pastor's Exhortation to Listen to Martin Luther

    When we talk about Luther’s Reformation, the Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of the Indulgences (1517) is often considered to be the most important thesis. It is clear that the Ninety-Five Theses is widely regarded as the initial catalyst for the Protestant Reformation and caused more…
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    What Does “The Admiral” Tell Us About Our Generation?

    After viewing the most-watched Korean movie of all time, something struck me about our generation, both Christian and non-Christian, that I believe should not be overlooked. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Koreans began to show great enthusiasm towards movies that feature a hero that goes a…
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    11 Unexpected Ways to Share the Gospel, Without Killing Your Relationships

    Those who follow Jesus have a God-given command and Spirit-empowered desire to share the Gospel … but often we don't know where to begin. Plus, we're worried about getting it wrong and burning relationships with friends and family. It doesn't have to be that way! As the old saying goes, people won…
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    How Should Christians Respond to the Rapid Islamic Expansion?

    Recently, Christian consulting enterprise “Project Care," has published comparative demographics of the Christian and Muslim populations from 1990 to 2010. According to this report, while the percentage of the Christians is the pretty much same, the number of Muslims increased nearly two-fold. Chr…
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