‘The “whosoevers” are not won by osmosis. Acts of kindness don’t save them; they’re not going to come to Christ just because we’re friendly neighbors. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God proclaimed. Open your mouth and speak to all people. They hear, they believe, and they call out to God.’
David Robertson looks at an example of a Baptist Christian SNP MSP being disciplined by his party.
This one begins: ‘The day after Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s death, I wrote an essay on the role of the monarchy in British national life. With her funeral now past, some now feel it is time to advance the case once more for Britain becoming a republic, among them some of my fellow evangelical Christians.’ I was one of those who felt it worth making that case (which you can read here). In the interest of balance, this one is an opposing view.
We all need to be discerning. We all need good doctrine. What passes for either is often neither.
I’m not a big fan of ‘calling’ language at all, if I’m honest (a different post for a different day, perhaps). But I do think the five tests of whether you should think about ministry or not outlined here are broadly helpful.
I appreciated this review by Andrew Wilson of ‘The Case Against the Sexual Revolution’ by Louise Perry.
‘Does this mean I have to go after every bloke who throws an accusation at me on Twitter? Obviously not. But it does mean I should go hard after those who would lead the little ones astray, particularly those within my congregation that the Lord has entrusted to me.’