A La Carte (May 15)

Tim Challies | 5/15/2019 | Staff
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Today’s Kindle deals are headlined by John MacArthur and Warren Wiersbe, though a couple of other authors are represented as well.

Were the First Christians Socialists?

Kevin - DeYoung - Glance - Church - Form

Kevin DeYoung: “At first glance it can look like the first-century church modeled an early form of socialism. After all, ‘they had everything in common.’ Maybe Marx was just reading his Bible when he argued, ‘From each according to his ability; to each according to his need.’ Isn’t that what’s going on in the early church?”

Samuel James: “Worst of all, ‘Are evangelicals persecuted’ is often asked completely devoid of geographic or socioeconomic context. Without qualifiers, the question really reads, ‘Are the evangelicals you see on TV and read about in magazines persecuted by people like you?’ This fails utterly to take into account how pocketed American life has become, how diverse yet intensely concentrated. ”

Fact - Righteousness - Believer - Rejoices - Joy

“The fact that the righteousness which the believer rejoices in is not his own, not only does not diminish his joy, but on the contrary adds to it an element of wonder, a thrill of unexpected and surprising delight.”

Keith & Kristyn are joined by John Piper, Tim Challies, John MacArthur, Mark Dever, D.A. Carson, Joni E. Tada, H.B. Charles, Andrew Peterson, Trip Lee, Jackie Hill Perry, Bob Kauflin, Fernando Ortega, Matt Boswell & 30+ other speakers for a three-day conference on building a Biblical understanding and creative vision for...
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