Tullian Tchividjian, from his post “Does the Gospel Scare You?”: So, it’s a mistake to identify the “two cliffs” as being legalism and lawlessness. The one “cliff” is legalism but it comes in two forms—what some call license is just another form of legalism. And if people outside the church are guilty of “break the […]
Archives for December 2010
Calvin (from the Institutes, Book III, chapter XVII.10): A work begins to be acceptable only when it is undertaken with pardon. Now whence does this pardon arise, save that God contemplates us and our all in Christ? Therefore, as we ourselves, when we have been engrafted in Christ, are righteous in God’s sight because our […]
A post I wrote for the DG blog today.
Here’s what I recently wrote for The Gospel Coalition blog on that question. Justin Taylor and I also wrote an article on plagiarism several years ago for the DG site after some people wrote in about their pastor, I think it was, preaching someone else’s sermons as his own. At the TGC blog you can […]
From Extreme Righteousness: Seeing Ourselves in the Pharisees: Perhaps an even more telling gauge of our self-righteousness is the stance from which we offer our forgiveness to those who have wronged us. Is our forgiveness offered from a pedestal? When sinned against, it is easy to occupy a superior position, extending forgiveness like a benevolent […]
Wow. Good news. From the Daily Caller: President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a tentative deal to extend the Bush tax cuts for all income levels and are presenting the proposal to congressional Democrats Monday afternoon, The Daily Caller has learned. The deal will extend the current tax levels for two more years, preventing […]