No One Changes God’s Law
I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8)
Because we live in a period known as the age of God’s grace, it has become a popular thing to declare that the Ten Commandments are no longer valid, no longer relevant in our society.
With that context, it has become apparent that Christian churches are not paying attention to the Ten Commandments.
But Dwight L. Moody preached often in the commandments. John Wesley said he preached the commands of the Law to prepare the way for the gospel. R. A. Torrey told ministers if they did not preach the Law they would have no response to the preaching of the gospel. It is the Law that shows us our need for the gospel of salvation and forgiveness!
It is accurate to say that our binding obligation is not to the Old Testament Law. As sincere Christians we are under Christ’s higher law—that which is represented in His love and grace. But everything that is morally commanded in the Ten Commandments still comprises the moral principles that are the will of God for His people. God’s basic moral will for His people has not changed!
A. W. Tozer and Gerald B. Smith, Renewed Day by Day : A Daily Devotional (Camp Hill, PA.: WingSpread, 1991). June 14.
I just finished Feminists Say the Darndest Things by the venerable Mike Adams. I would commend it to you.
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“Them’s fighting words!” …Seven sentences that should make every Christian cringe
How many times have you been in your church’s foyer when a member of your congregation said something so unbiblical that you literally cringed? Or maybe it was in a Sunday school class when that one person (you know who I’m talking about) raises his/her hand and waxes eloquent in an assertion that is so jacked-up theologically that you don’t even know how to begin to respond.
An Evangelical Response to “An Evangelical Manifesto”
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2008 at 6:35 am ET
Who are the Evangelicals? The issue of Evangelical identity and definition has been central to the Evangelical project from its very beginning in America. Given the nature of the movement, definition is elusive and constantly contested.
The release of “An Evangelical Manifesto” on May 7 caught the attention of the national media, and thus it represents yet another opportunity for evangelical definition. The document, released May 7, also represents a challenge, for its framers hope to redefine the movement in the context of our unsettled times.
The Manifesto, released at a press conference at the National Press Club, represents an agenda. The press release offered by the organizers makes that clear: