Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Reformation: Does It Even Matter Any More?

October 31st has come to be known for Halloween, perhaps the silliest "holiday" that the American mind has conjured up. But long before it became famous for candy and general mayhem, it marked the beginning of what eventually became known as The Protestant Reformation. On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the famous "95 Theses" to the door of Wittenberg Castle unleashing a revolution that would result in the Word of God reaching more people than it had ever before.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Need for Personal Holiness by Arthur W. Pink

By our fall in Adam we not only lost the favor of God, but also the purity of our nature and therefore we need to be both reconciled to God and renewed in our inner man, for without personal holiness “no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). “As He that has called you is Holy, so be ye holy in all manner of behavior, for it is written ‘Ye shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am Holy’” (1 Peter 1:15-16), God’s nature is such that unless we be sanctified there can be no intercourse between Him and us. But can a person be sinful and holy at one and the same time? Genuine Christians discover so much carnality, filth and vileness in themselves that they find it almost impossible to be assure they are holy. Nor is this difficulty solved, as in justification, by recognizing that though completely unholy in ourselves we are holy in Christ, for Scripture teaches that those who are sanctified by God are holy in themselves, though the evil nature has not been removed from them.