Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache:
1. Grace Is Not A Thing: By Jeremy Treat – Treat says: “God will have a kingdom full of prostitutes not because he overlooks sin but because he forgives and transforms sinners. Yes, God’s love meets us where we are, but it refuses to let us stay there. This is because when the grace of God takes root in your heart then it produces fruit in your life. God’s grace is not a matter of lowering his standards, it’s a matter of transforming his people.”
2. Too Scared to Cry: Social Media Outrage and the Gospel: By Russell Moore – Moore notes: “The outrage culture of today, whether broadcast across the airwaves or clicked about on social media, can make us feel better for a moment, but it cannot yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness.”
3. Dangers of Theological Controversy: By Nicholas Batzig – Batzig says: “If we would be faithful to our Lord we will prayerfully consider when, how and for what end we enter into controversies. Defending the truth is a necessary thing in a fallen world.”
4. Faith Alone Is The Instrument of Justification and Salvation: By R. Scott Clark – Clark says: “There is one ground of justification: Christ’s whole, perfect obedience credited to believers and received through faith defined as resting, receiving, leaning upon, trusting in Christ and his finished work. The new life wrought in us by the Spirit necessarily produces sanctity and sanctity results in obedience and good works.”
5. Christianity’s 5 Most Important Theologians: By Trevin Wax – Wax notes: “After having discussed this question with several seminary students, professors and theologians, I have chosen five theologians who have left the most lasting influence on Christian theology and practice.”
Matt Manry is the Director of Discipleship at Life Bible Church in Canton, Georgia. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion at Reformed Theological Seminary and a Masters of Arts in Christian and Classical Studies from Knox Theological Seminary. He blogs regularly at gospelglory.net.