The Battle for Souls

Two things have recently happened in Canada (one in Ontario, specifically) to remind the faithful followers of Jesus that we are in a battle for souls. This is not a game; it is a life and death struggle. Read more…

In the End Trust God

In a cloud of forgetfulness Christians today, at times, do not grasp (or believe) why Jesus opposed religious people. Read more…

What Is the Way?

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Stand Still Salvation

One of the persistent and alluring false teachings tempting Christians today is the value of our work for “God”. Read more…

Cheap Grace

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This reminder of real faith needs to be attended to and lived.

Originally posted on The Good News:

Perspectives on grace from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship):
Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. Grace is represented as the Church’s inexhaustible treasury, from which she showers blessings with generous hands, without asking questions or fixing limits. Grace without price; grace without cost! The essence of grace, we suppose, is that the account has been paid in advance; and, because it has been paid, everything can be had for nothing. Since the cost was infinite, the possibilities of using and spending it are infinite. What would grace be if it were not cheap?

Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without…

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Spiritual Alert

The subtle deception, wrapped in sheep’s wool, catching Christians who are not alert. And then when the deception is pointed out to them they defend the false teacher. Does that make sense? Read more…

Gossip Goes

How is it that people think I want to hear details about another person’s life, especially someone I don’t even know? Why do you repeat to me the gossip about me? Read more…

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