24 May

J. Gresham Machen #4 Give It to Us Straight

What was it that within a few days transformed a band of mourners into the spiritual conquerors of the world? It was not the memoirs of Jesus’ life; it was not the inspirational which came from past contact with him. But it was the message, “He is risen.” That message alone gave the disciples a living Savior, and it alone can give us a living Savior today. We shall never have vital contact with Jesus if...

07 Mar

Holy Heroes #3 Martin Luther- Beat On the Bible!

“Nevertheless, I beat importunately upon Paul at that place, most ardently to know what Paul wanted.” Martin Luther “Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.” [Ps 119:27] It was not a good time for the church. Rome, the center of the Catholic faith, rather than being a dome of purity and piety had become a den of iniquity and insobriety. Having visited Rome on pilgrimage, Luther made this damning comment on what he saw...