Concierge 15.08.07

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Satan and Sodomy: Understated and Inflammatory Words

by John Piper

The supernatural monster who orchestrates the kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls around the globe is the same one who has masterminded the murderous cultural delusion — from the highest court to the lowest porn-flick — that the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly.

Therefore, we have the happiest and most horrible news in the world. In Christ there is light and freedom and life. Outside there is darkness and bondage and death. Failure to name the beauty of the light and the dreadfulness of the darkness is an abdication of truth and love.

The Gospel in India

by Aubrey Sequeira

This interview offers insights into the state of the church in India, the encouraging and discouraging aspects of ministry there, how Western believers can more fruitfully serve their Eastern brothers, and more.

Holding to Sound Doctrine

by John MacArthur

One of the Devil’s more subtle schemes is leading believers away from sound doctrine. He knows that his best chance of immobilizing an effective Christian witness is through distraction with unscriptural, questionable, irrational, and shifting doctrines.

What has changed is that the warfare is no longer conventional. Whereas the old-school liberals of the past engaged in outright denial of the doctrines we cherish, postmodernists now engage in stealth attacks where doctrines are rarely rejected but constantly redefined.

Why Does It Seem like the World Is Going to Hell in a Hand Basket When Jesus Reigns Over All Things?

by R.C. Sproul Jr.

We confess our harlotries, and there we are warmly welcomed as His spotless bride. Let us mourn our idolatry, rather than the destruction of our idols. Jesus reigns, and He loves us with an everlasting love.

Ten Things You Probably Did Not Know About Lottie Moon

by William Thornton

Lottie Moon, missionary to China from 1873 to her death in 1912, is the most famous person in Southern Baptist history. Our largest offering, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, is named for her.

No Place for Truth

by Alistair Begg

The featured sermon for this week is from the 2015 National Conference of Ligonier Ministries.

We are facing a culture that does not see truth as absolute, that says all paths lead to God, and that disdains the rigorous intellectual pursuit of the things of the Lord. Such darkened thinking resists the light of God’s Word, and it influences the church in ways that hinder our ability to shine forth the Lord’s truth. Dr. Alistair Begg looks at the threats of anti-intellectualism, relativism, and postmodernism, exhorting us to proclaim Christ as the way, the truth, and the life. Dr. Begg calls us away from a low view of truth to a view that places truth front and center in the Christian mission.