The apostle Paul tells King Agrippa (Acts 26) of his conversion and of his ministry to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the king declares himself ‘almost persuaded’ to become a Christian. However sound our arguments and powerful our testimony it is only God who can save. This is a matter of God’s election for sure but also of our choice and of the prayers of the saints, who are commanded to pray for all men – for God desires all men to be saved.
Month: September 2006
God is love
The Pope said that ‘the final word’ on the biblical concept of God is that the logos is God. But he failed to remind his hearers that the logos became flesh and dwelt among us. God is love and He manifested His love among us by sending Jesus Christ into the world, to lay down His life that we might live.
The glory of the gospel
God is not abstract nor a concept created by our minds. God is love, He emptied Himself and took the form of a servant, He revealed Himself as a man the LORD Jesus Christ. We love Him and give Him honour and glory because He first loved us. The Greeks knew nothing of this until Paul answered the call of the man from Macedonia who pleaded ‘help us’.
Faith and reason
In his address to the University of Regensburg, the Pope defended the reasonableness of the Christian faith and said that to act unreasonably is contrary to God’s nature. His core text was John 1 v 1
In his speech of 12 September at the University of Regensburg, the Pope drew attention to the iniquity of spreading faith in God through violence. This is what he said:
Holy is the Lord
This weblog is dedicated to the honour and glory of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. He is able to make it more than I can achieve by my efforts, and my prayer is that by His Spirit He will bring forth prayer and supplication and repentance and worship and divine utterance and healing and prophecy and exhortation and fellowship in His Spirit. The gospel of Jesus Christ must be preached to the ends of the earth and then the end will come. Continue reading Holy is the Lord