The minute you begin to add to the Gospel, you are actually subtracting from it.This week, Pastor Lutzer speaks to us about the truth that belongs only to the Father.
"Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth." - John 17:17–19
Error that is contrary to God's truth may work for a time—but you must ask, "What does it work for, and for how long?" Let's look at the difference between false "truth" and God's truth.
"Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth." - Colossians 1:5b-6
We were created for God's glory. This week, Pastor Lutzer explores God's eternality from Romans 1:19-20.
"For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse." - Romans 1:19–20
So, who created God? This week we consider God's eternality from Psalm 90:2-4.
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, 'Return, O children of man!' For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night." - Psalm 90:2–4
How can we believe that God is loving when He doesn't intervene as we expect a loving God would? This week, Pastor Lutzer confronts our expectations of love from Romans 8:38-39.
"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38–39