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Gospel Self-Esteem: Imago Dei

Matthew Sims:

He was on his kick. They all had one. Something they had studied and come to the definitive answer on, usually it was related to a cultural issue or the rapture.

This particular evangelist had studied Scripture and found out that it never said anything about self-esteem. Loving yourself was bad. We don’t need more value. We’re disgusting sinners. We just need Jesus.

Get Blood Work for $5 at Ligonier.org

The ePub edition of Blood Work by Anthony Bradley is on sale in today’s $5 Friday sale at Ligonier.org. Also on sale:

  • The Consequences of Ideas teaching series by R.C. Sproul (audio and video download)
  • Abortion by R.C. Sproul (hardcover)
  • Handout Apologetics teaching series by John Gerstner (audio and video download)

$5 Friday ends tonight at 11:59:59 Eastern.

The Litmus Test of Genuine Christianity

Cap Stewart:

In our pluralistic culture, churches have become so varied that they spread confusion about what it really means to be a follower of Christ. When it comes to hot-button issues like gun rights, abortion, and homosexuality, professing Christians line up on opposite ends. Can Christianity legitimately be so divided? Or, to put it another way, can anyone discern the “real deal”? Is it possible to know what functional, practical Christianity truly looks like?

Gosnell is not the only one

Owen Strachan introduces us to an equally dark challenge to the “compassionate choice” rhetoric of pro-choice advocates: Douglas Karpen:

But some clinics–like that of the now-convicted Kermit Gosnell–let us see the true horror of abortion. Another clinic has been exposed by former workers as, apparently, a site of truly mind-bending evil. It is a Houston clinic run by a man named Dr. Douglas Karpen. Karpen has seemingly been slaughtering babies for decades, including many babies that doctors consider “viable,” as they were born alive. The video above discusses Karpen’s practice in great detail.

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