One Sin Allowed, Wallowed and Tumbled In

To turn from some sins–but not from all, is gross hypocrisy! One sin stripped the fallen angels of all their glory! One sin stripped our first parents of all their dignity and excellency! One fly in the box of precious ointment, spoils the whole box. One thief may rob a man of all his treasure. One disease may deprive a man of all his health. ...

John MacArthur: Rejection of the World

The Devil, Satan, has designed a system that the Bible simply calls “the world” “Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” – 1 John 2:15 Genuine believers love God and reject the world and all its philosophies. As the “god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4), Satan ...

J.C. Ryle: There is a Devil

The Character and Intention of the Devil There is a devil! We have a mighty invisible enemy always near us–one who never slumbers and never sleeps–one who is about our path and about our bed, and spies out all our ways, and will never leave us until we die. He is a murderer! His great aim and object is, to ruin us forever and kill ...

Piper Leaves Megachurch with Hope for Revival

Pastor John Piper began his eight-month leave this past weekend. Now filling the empty pulpit at Bethlehem Baptist Church is Kenny Stokes, who had been on a sabbatical these past several months. Stokes, who previously served as the church’s Downtown Campus pastor, was approved unanimously by the elders at the Minneapolis church last week to serve as Interim Pastor for Preaching while Piper is away. ...