I think all of the pastors and bloggers saved up all their writing for after the holidays. There was a plethora of great stuff these past two weeks! Round up for the second half of January below, followed by a passage of Scripture that has been a spring of comfort and joy.
Tor and the Trinity by Jesse Johnson at The CrippleGate.
This is a brief summary of the theological incident going on at Wheaton College. Jim Elliot, missionary to the Auca Indians in Ecuador and martyr for Christ, (and first husband of Elisabeth Elliot), graduated from Wheaton College 1949. If the Christian seminaries and colleges will not stand for the truth, they will not produce outstanding men and women of Christ; God help us.
God's Glory in Judgment by R.C. Sproul at Ligonier Ministries
Three minute excerpt from one of Sproul's sermons. The full sermon answers the question, "Can We Enjoy Heaven Knowing of Loved Ones in Hell?"
The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It's Our Problem by Albert Mohler
As he says, "We will not believe more than we know, and we will not live higher than our beliefs. The many fronts of Christian compromise in this generation can be directly traced to biblical illiteracy in the pews and the absence of biblical preaching and teaching in our homes and churches."
The Secret of Spurgeon's Success by Clint Archer at The CrippleGate
If we are successful in the eyes of the Lord, Spurgeon's secret to success will be the secret to our success too.
Take Action Against Adultery by Josh Squires at DesiringGod
This article is terrifying. Singles [and I speak to myself], every married couple knows that marriage doesn't kill lust. Let us heed the warning.
Desiring Knowledge and Maturity by Kevin DeYoung at Ligonier Ministries.
This article was especially convicting. Tadpole Christians have not yet arrived; they have barely begun.
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works.
Have a Christ-filled February!