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10 Scriptural Reasons Not To Follow Rick Warren

Rick Warren Purpose Driven Movement. Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven movement has, in a relatively short period of time, become what TIME magazine has referred to as a “Purpose Driven empire.”1 The word empire is defined in the dictionary as “supreme rule; absolute power or authority; dominion.” It also means “an extensive social or economic organization… Continue Reading

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A Clarion Call to the Modern Church

Book Ashamed of the Gospel

More than a decade ago, John MacArthur called modern churches to return to sound doctrine — we need to hear that call again. Christians historically have understood that their calling is to be in the world but not of the world. As Os Guinness pointed out in a perceptive series of articles on the church-growth… Continue Reading

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John Bunyan on Walk the Walk

The Pilgrims Progress

“O soul, consider this deeply: it is the life of a Christian that carries more conviction and persuasion than his words. Though, like an angel, you talk of Christ, of the gospel, of the doctrines of grace, and of heaven; yet, if you indulge devilish tempers, and live under the power of any sinful ways… Continue Reading

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The Jesus You Can’t Ignore

by Mike Ratliff While I was on my Christmas break, I bought and began reading John MacArthur’s 2008 book The Jesus You Can’t Ignore. As I stated in another post, I was in the process of rereading the biography of William Tyndale by David Daniell when I bought and began reading this book. It was… Continue Reading

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Was Jesus Always ‘Nice’?

Jesus You Can't Ignore John MacArthur

Highly recommend this book … The Great Shepherd Himself was never far from open controversy with the most conspicuously religious inhabitants in all of Israel. Almost every chapter of the Gospels makes some reference to His running battle with the chief hypocrites of His day, and He made no effort whatsoever to be winsome in… Continue Reading

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Not Ashamed of Christ – J.C. Ryle

Romans 1:16

“Live a courageous life, my brethren. Confess Christ before men. Whatever station you occupy, in that station confess Christ. Why should you be ashamed of Him? He was not ashamed of you on the cross. He is ready to confess you now before His Father in heaven. Why should you be ashamed of Him? “Be… Continue Reading