An address delivered as a Forum Lecture in the Marriott Center Arena at Brigham Young University by R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Deal of the Day
Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert. The Gospel at Work. Reviewed by Aaron Armstrong.
The New Testament resounds with the command to love the “brothers,” an idiom for fellow believers in the faith (Matt. 22:39 John 1334; Rom. 13:8; 1 Cor. 13: 1 Peter 1:22; 1 John 2:10; 3:10 4:7). The word “love” used in Hebrews 13:1 is φιλαδελφία transliterated from the Greek as philadelphia which means “Love of brothers or sisters, brotherly love; in the NT the love which Christians cherish for each other as brethren.” We all have heard of Philadelphia before because it is known as the city of brotherly love.
Russell Moore says no, Kirsten Powers says yes, as bill awaits governor’s decision.
The kingdom of God is, in essence, God’s redemptive reign. Yet it can be easy to overlook this prominent theme in the life of Jesus, and tempting to assume rather than investigate the importance of the kingdom for Jesus. When we miss the significance of the kingdom to Jesus, however, we can miss the significance of the kingdom for biblical theology and ethics.
Galatians 1.6 “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel.”
“Christ’s gospel is the scepter of his kingdom.” John Calvin
“O How easily we (I!) stray from the gospel. May we meditate daily on the truth that we are accepted not because of our work but because of what Christ has done for us.” Thomas Schreiner. Galatians.