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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The End of an Era

From time to time at Grace to You we have the bittersweet duty to bid farewell to a faithful servant whom the Lord has called to another ministry. We recently said goodbye to Travis Allen, who has been called to pastor Grace Church in Greeley, Colorado. And after fourteen years of faithful service at Grace to You, it’s appropriate to recognize how the Lord has used Travis for the sake of His kingdom.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Strange Fire Redux, Part 3

A final point to consider, specifically with reference to modern prophecy, is that by eliminating the simple biblical standard by which false prophets may be identified, modern charismatics have opened the door for chaos and doctrinal confusion in the church. Fake healings and false tongues are bad enough, but when someone claims to have private revelation from God, the sufficiency and singularity of Scripture is instantly clouded, and the authority of Scripture is undermined. It is a terribly dangerous breach of a fundamental principle of evangelical Protestant and biblical conviction.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Strange Fire Redux, Part 2

Looking back over the history of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements, it is significant to note that Pentecostalism’s distinctive teachings have always been outside the historic mainstream of Protestant and Reformed conviction. All the Reformers and their heirs were cessationists. They believed and taught emphatically that God is intimately involved and providentially in control of every detail of everything that happens in the universe. They also held the firm conviction that apostolic sign-gifts ceased when the apostolic era passed. They saw no conflict between those two articles of faith. Nor did any cessationist imagine a conflict there until three pernicious trends began to turn the tide of twentieth-century evangelicalism.

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    Drawing Near

    Joined to Christ

    "The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether" (Ps. 19:9). ...

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    Strength for Today

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    “. . . That you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the...

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    Daily Bible

    October 23

    Reading for Today: Jeremiah 31:1–32:44 Psalm 119:49-56 Proverbs 27:20 1 T...

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    Daily Readings

    October 23 - Physical Resurrection

    “‘Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are...