I’m not here for a little while and I don’t plan on being anywhere near a computer. I know, I know, church planters aren’t supposed to get vacations. But somehow I swung it. And I’m not nearly committed enough to have recruited guest bloggers.
So just pretend that the guys in the links section over there →→→→→→→→→→
are my guest bloggers and go read their sites. They’re smarter than me anyway. Even if some of them do use American spelling.
Here is a quote from John Bunyan on the Christian and the Law of Moses. It is taken from an unpublished tract found after Bunyan went to be with Jesus. It, along with two others, was apparently unfinished. I just wish that my ‘finished’ stuff was 1/10 as good as his ‘unfinished!’
Wherefore whenever thou who believest in Jesus, dost hear the law in its thundering and lightening fits, as if it would burn up heaven and earth; then say thou, I am freed from this law, these thunderings have nothing to do with my soul; nay even this law, while it thus thunders and roareth, it doth allow and approve of my righteousness. I know that Hagar would sometimes be domineering and high, even in Sarah’s house and against her; but this she is not to be suffered to do, nay though Sarah herself be barren; wherefore serve it (the law) also as Sarah served her, and expel her from thy house. My meaning is this, when this law with its thundering threatenings doth attempt to lay hold on thy conscience, shut it out with a promise of grace; cry, the inn is took up already, the Lord Jesus is here entertained, and there is no room for the law. Indeed if it will be content with being my informer, and so lovingly leave off to judge me; I will be content, it shall be in my sight, I will also delight therein; but otherwise, I being now upright without it, and that too with that righteousness, with which this law speaks well of and approveth; I may not, will not, cannot, dare not, make it my Savior and Judge, nor suffer it to set up its government in my conscience; for so doing I fall from grace, and Christ doth profit me nothing.
Mike Bullmore is the keynote speaker at this year’s Toronto Pastors Conference (read about it here). Our theme this year will be ‘Gospel Connections: Keeping the death and resurrection of Jesus at the centre of everything.’
In this video Mike is answering the question, ‘Can a person come to a saving knowledge of God without hearing or believing in Jesus Christ?’