The Five-December 18, 2012

Five great blog posts I read this past week and wanted to pass along to you.

51) There are times in life that things just don’t make sense to us, as was on display before us this past week in Newton, Connecticut. Tragedy is the only way it can be described. Dr. Al Mohler helps give us some perspective on the tragedy of this past week in his post: “Rachel Weeping for Her Children — The Massacre in Connecticut

2) The root of the problem in the tragedy in Connecticut is evil, this article by Burk Parsons helps shed some light on the problem of evil.

2 a) Also even though we weep for these children & families we must remember that children are precious to Christ and when they step out of this world they stepped into Christ’s arms. As I point out in this article.

3) What does the Biblically mature Christian look like? Reading through some key passages in scripture, this article by Chris Rosebrough may be some help in answering that.

4) I’m no fan of Rick Warren, I feel he’s an unfortunate choice for the title “America’s Pastor”, among his numerous other problems is that he aspires to teach other pastors how to be a pastor, while this is, on the surface, commendable Warren’s lack of proper Biblical hermeneutical skills is problematic for someone who wants to teach. In this article over at Letter of Marque, you’ll see that this isn’t his only problem.

5) The most read article here at DPS this past week was my article called “Catholics Aren’t Christians” if you haven’t read it, or if you’ve never really understood the difference between Roman Catholicism and Biblical Christianity, you should probably take a few minutes and do so now.

NOTE: There will be no “The Five” update next week because of Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season with family and friends and look for ways to share the gospel with them. See you, Lord willing, in 2013.

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.