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    A New Reformation by Dr. James Montgomery Boice

    I would like to see the beginning of a new Reformation in our day, and I hope you would like to see it too and are praying for it. I hope you have become nauseated with the tawdry entertainment that passes for the true worship of God in many of our churches and, like the saints of the past, are longing for more of the deep truths of the inerrant Word of God. We certainly need a reformation.

    The most serious issue facing the church today is not the inerrancy of Scripture but its sufficiency. Do we believe that God has given us what we need in this book? Or do we suppose that we have to supplement the Bible with human things? Do we need sociological techniques to do evangelism, pop psychology and pop psychiatry for Christian growth, extra-biblical signs or miracles for guidance, or political tools for achieving social progress and reform? It is possible to believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice, and yet to neglect it and effectually repudiate it just because we think that it is not sufficient for today’s tasks and that other things need to be brought in to accomplish what is needed. This is exactly what many evangelicals and evangelical churches are doing today.

    Posted by John Samson on May 1, 2006 12:05 PM


    "I would like to see the beginning of a new Reformation in our day, and I hope you would like to see it too and are praying for it."


    I hope for this as well. Let's commit to pray fervently that God will show us mercy by changing the hearts of the willfully ignorant Christians who oppose all aspects of His Sovereign Grace in the salvation of His elect.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

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