Yet, they miss the point of the Scriptures! We are all called to submit to each other and we are all called to love each other.
There is no other role like that of a pastor in our society. The pastor of a small church can touch lives with the message of God’s love and grace in powerful ways.
There is a sense in which the doctrine of justification by faith only is a very dangerous doctrine; dangerous, I mean, in the sense that it can be misunderstood. It exposes a man to this particular charge. People listening to it may say, “Ah, there is a man who does not encourage us to […]
On April 9, 2007, the following item appeared in Dear Abby. It struck me that this is amazingly similar to stories I have heard from people who have left legalism and their faith.
There is a message that is so controversial, so radical, that your ministry could be changed forever. But be careful—
Well, I was missing something. I was missing the truth of the grace of God. As I began to understand what the Scriptures were saying, I began to realize that the work – and the results – truly were His.