Reformed Christian Readers book club now open on @email@example.com https://literal.club/club/reformed-christian-readers Who wants to recommend the first book?
The @firstname.lastname@example.org app is now open to everyone. No waitlist. No invitation required. It's like Goodreads only much, much better. I finally have all the books in my office, on my Kindle, and on my phone cataloged and listed for easy reference. https://literal.club/
“Last Call For Liberty” by Os Guinness is the most insightful commentary on modern American politics and culture I have read. https://literal.club/jeremy/book/os-guinness-last-call-for-liberty-gxwbe
The entertainment industry embraced expressive individualism long ago. Now, civil authorities at all levels from the federal government to local school boards strive to implement it by force, which puts the true church at direct odds. https://jeremysarber.com/god-gave-them-over-to-a-depraved-mind
“Although the Gentiles know God’s just sentence — that those who practice such things deserve to die — they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them” (Ro 1:32). Does anyone still question the Bible’s relevance? https://jeremysarber.com/god-gave-them-over-to-a-depraved-mind
“God delivered them over in the desires of their hearts” (Ro 1:24). “God delivered them over to disgraceful passions” (Ro 1:26). “God delivered them over to a corrupt mind” (Ro 1:28). He pulls back the restraints he previously had on the people. https://jeremysarber.com/god-gave-them-over-to-a-depraved-mind
“God delivered them over ... to sexual impurity” (Ro 1:24). Our nation’s culture has elevated sexuality to a core part of one’s identity, which makes sense when you realize their concept of identity is base desires. You are what brings you pleasure. https://jeremysarber.com/god-gave-them-over-to-a-depraved-mind
When people lose all regard for the truth, not to mention personal responsibility to their community, the house is bound to collapse. https://jeremysarber.com/truth-vs-expressive-individualism
People will be lovers of self, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (2Ti 3:2, 4). Scripture teaches us to expect widespread rebellion against God, where people choose themselves and their felt needs over truth and righteousness. https://jeremysarber.com/truth-vs-expressive-individualism
Expressive individualism has a long history. We should hardly be surprised because the Bible addresses its most basic tenet. When Paul speaks of the last days, the first point he makes is that people will be lovers of self (2Ti 3:1, 2). https://jeremysarber.com/truth-vs-expressive-individualism
Humans are naturally selfish, following our desires even if they contradict our God-given purpose. As our sense of obligation to community deteriorates and secular philosophies creep into popular culture, we have everything we need for moral collapse. https://jeremysarber.com/honor-shame-culture-vs-western-culture
Even as we have progressively moved toward an individualistic society, we still see this innate desire for community approval. When teenagers rebel against their parents and communities, they always seek out like-minded people—online or elsewhere. https://jeremysarber.com/honor-shame-culture-vs-western-culture
Just the thought of being excluded from his family leads Cain to cry out, “My punishment is too great to bear!” (Ge 4:13). Though he elevated his selfish desires above his brother’s life, he still thinks of himself first as a community member. https://jeremysarber.com/honor-shame-culture-vs-western-culture
Disciple of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, funeral home chaplain, husband, father, and host of the Sunday Tapes podcast. https://jeremysarber.com
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