"For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. " 1 Corinthians 2:2

Albert Mohler Addresses the Papacy

from ABPNews by Bob Allen, 14 March 2013

“Evangelical Christians simply cannot accept the legitimacy of the papacy and must resist and reject claims of papal authority,” Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in a podcast commentary March 14. “To do otherwise would be to compromise biblical truth and reverse the Reformation.”

Mohler said the reformers rejected papal authority during the 16th century for good reasons that are seemingly forgotten today by “some liberal Protestants and careless evangelicals” seeking theological consensus and common ground on social issues like marriage and the sanctity of human life.

“First and foremost, evangelicals must affirm that the doctrine of justification by faith alone is an essential, because that is the very definition of the gospel itself, and there is nothing more core, central and essential than the gospel,” Mohler said.

“The reformers were absolutely right in saying that any understanding of justification – even the understanding that justification is by faith and something else — is another gospel, is anathema to the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Mohler said. “The only way of understanding salvation by grace alone through faith alone is defining justification as the Scripture defines it, and that is justification by faith alone.”


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Lifeway Encouraging Southern Baptist to Practice Lectio Divina

(This comes from Christian Research Net and Apprising Ministries. Please read the entire article and get the total context. I agree with it’s conclusions.)

You’ll see the evidence in this new article at online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries. Like good little Protholics Lifeway, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, encourages it’s own Sunday School teachers to push Lectio Divina.

 

From the Mailbag!

Special Podcast Version including a Bonus Segment!

Mike finally opens the mailbag to read and answer emails from listeners, on subjects such as John MacArthur and “Lordship Salvation”, Rob Bell and Hell, and Roman Catholicism. Plus, special guest Donna Reine talks about her missions work in Canada and India.

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Justification by Faith Alone

Sola Fide!

Mike and Scott Reiber discuss the doctrine of justification by faith, alone…a doctrine that birthed the Protestant Reformation in early 1500s and is still a topic of debate today. This program includes some bonus conversation available here only!

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Whew…we can allow relax now…

Pope outlines latest effort revive Christianity

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press Writer Tue Oct 12, 9:28 am ET

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI formally created a new Vatican office Tuesday to revive Christianity in Europe, his latest attempt to counter secular trends in traditionally Christian countries.

In a decree, Benedict said the new office would promote church doctrine, use the media to get the church’s message out and mobilize missionary-type activities.