The Significance of Karl Barth
We are often asked about the theological standing of the Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968). In December 1968, Dr Lloyd-Jones asked me to print the following obituary in Evangelical Times, which I had founded the previous year. [Editor]
Worship in the Melting Pot
Many Christians today are amazed when you show them what really happened in the Old Testament, and then they feel cheated over the superficial ideas they have been sold. They become deeply thoughtful on hearing the definitions of worship given by the Saviour, and on seeing all the practical instructions of the epistles.
Rational or Ecstatic Worship? The Second Broken Principle
Ecstatic worship is completely different to rational worship. Ecstatic worship takes place when the object of the exercise is to achieve a warm, happy feeling, perhaps great excitement, and even a sense of God’s presence through the earthly, physical aspects of worship such as music and movement.
Sacred or Profane Worship? The Third Broken Principle
To be profane is to treat sacred and biblical things with irreverence or disregard, so as to violate and pollute them. Is the modern entertainment scene profane? Most definitely, because it is the most powerful and determined anti-God, anti-moral, anti-authority culture for centuries.
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