Sunday, August 27, 2006

Dolphins swim against the currents*

I listened to these sermons from Phil Johnson a year ago. I'm convinced that knowing about church history is really important. History might sound dry but when you realise its about real Christian people who were contending for the gospel its actually life and death stuff, on an eternal scale. The faith, life and joy of God's people, and more importantly the glory of God.

The MP3's are big to download but worth the wait.

This is also well worth a listen: The Story of Calvinism

There are in the history of the church Men of Whom the World Was Not Worthy. Such people embody Titus 1:9:
"He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it."
They hold firmly to the Word, and they can instruct and rebuke with it. They know that error needs correcting, and truth promoting.

John Piper serves the church well with his biographies. And lastly, check out Martin Downes - Against Heresies. His latest quote:

"Heresy always affects morality,
if it's heretical enough"

G K Chesterton

* From John Piper's interpretation of Ephesians 4:14

1 comment:

  1. Some of the MP3 links seem to be wrong - I'm listening to one about Pelagians rather than gnostics. But I've used that as an excuse to download and listen to them all!

    Have fun at relay.