The errors that Luther countered in 1517 and throughout the Reformation have persisted even into our own day.
The Bible is not just a book for Christians, it is the singular revealed word of God.
Genesis 39:9 Joseph, being tempted by Potiphar’s wife: “How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” Jones: What kept Joseph from sin? “How could I do such a wicked thing and…”? Contract an STI? Risk an unwanted pregnancy? Jeopardize my seminary status or my marriage or my church ministry? Disappoint my…
Christians can disagree about secondary matters… and that’s okay.
I know this might sound like a lot of effort but it is worth every second to have God’s word stored up in our hearts.
There’s no magic here. Just repetition over time.
In a chaotic culture, pastors must rely on the power of God’s Word alone to break through the noise.