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Is the gospel about seeking a relationship with Jesus?

To hear many attempted presentations of the gospel, one would think that being right with God is a matter of having happy thoughts about Jesus. I heard two preachers recently emphasize that, to be right with God, one had to have a relationship with Jesus. Sadly, neither preacher talked about the righteousness of God, the justice of God, the sinlessness of Jesus,…

Do we live like nonbelievers?

I recently read a convicting John Piper post that a friend shared on Facebook. John Piper posts are usually convicting! Dr. Piper was examining prayer, and he posed this question, “Do You Pray Like a Nonbeliever?” We may immediately protest, “But nonbelievers do not pray!” That, of course, is a foolish statement. Dr. Piper explains, “Of course, unbelievers do pray. They pray…

This life now

When I was growing up, sometime during the summers I was apt to express an anticipation for fall. I’ve never been a summer person! When I was a teenager, a man who worked with us at my dad’s feed mill said told me, “Don’t wish your life away.” Defensively, I denied that I was wishing my life away, but the man had…

Living faithfully

That we live in strange times is akin to saying the sun is bright. Conservative Americans have seen their country’s moral universe turned inside out, especially with the 5-4 edict of the Supreme Court last summer pronouncing same-sex marriage the law of the land. Not only is same-sex marriage now law, we are seeing that sexual freedom trumps religious freedom. Christian bakers…

How shall we then vote?

If ignorance is indeed bliss, then those Americans unaware of this year’s presidential primary are of all people most blessed! One major Democratic candidate could (and probably should) be facing a federal indictment over how top-secret state communications were handled. The other top Democratic candidate is a self-described socialist. Not long ago, he would have been relegated to an asterisk as an…

Why does Cornerstone call itself “a Reformed Baptist fellowship”?

The word “reformed” helps theologically minded people understand something about us, but the term means little to others, so they ask, “What is a Reformed Baptist church?” First things first: we are Baptists in the historical sense. While we officially use the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message as informed by the Abstract of Principles (1858) of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, we…

Why do we do what we do at Cornerstone?

When we consider the activity of a local church, we too often bring our own preconceptions in deciding what should be done or not done. What we must overcome, however, are our own preconceptions, whatever they may be. Many people see the local church as a business and run it as a business. The purpose of a business is to turn a…

“Stop Obsessing about Heaven”

Mike Wittmer’s post, “4 Reasons to Stop Obsessing over Heaven,” is incredibly good. I’ve come to the conclusion that so many prophetic passages which people assume to be describing a future millennium are actually describing the new earth. Dr. Wittmer’s conclusion is thought-provoking: The Christian faith is earthy, physical, and, in the best sense of the word, materialistic. Our story begins in…