A Christian I met in passing once told me it troubled him that he really didn’t long for Heaven. Instead, he yearned for an Earth that was like God meant it to be. He didn’t desire a Heaven out there somewhere, but an Earth under his feet, where God was glorified. He felt guilty and unspiritual for this desire.
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THE BOOK’S PURPOSE
- Establish grace and truth as the essential building blocks of Christian spirituality
- Point out the difficulties of manifesting both qualities simultaneously
- Deepen our understanding of the relationship between these two virtues
- Demonstrate the power of grace and truth working in tandem
THE BOOK’S MESSAGE
Grace and truth found their perfect union in Christ, but the rest of us tend to gravitate toward one or the other. Truth without grace breeds self-righteousness and legalism. Grace without truth breeds deception and moral compromise. The key to true Christian spirituality is to integrate these two qualities into life ...
Randy Alcorn’s answers to questions for the May 28, 2009 Christian Leadership Alliance webinar.
- Mon, Mar 09, 2009
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I have many spiritual heroes, and discover more all the time, but here are some different ones.
Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints
This thoughtful series, taken from the Desiring God 2007 National Conference, not only elevates the virtue of godly endurance but bears witness to its power in the Christian life through the exhortations of John Piper, John MacArthur, Jerry Bridges, Randy Alcorn and Helen Roseveare. Available from www.Christianbook.com and www.DesiringGod.org
Crossway Books & Bibles (CBB): Where did the book title originate?
Randy Alcorn (RA): Stand was the title of Desiring God’s 2008 national conference, which featured as speakers the contributors to this book. Stand expresses the idea of ...
The Outlook: What motivated you to write on the subject of Heaven? How long did it take to research Heaven?
Randy: I heard countless people, including a pastor friend who’s a grad of our school, make negative comments about heaven, about dreading and fearing heaven. It grieved and confused me. And it motivated me to clean the slate of my long-held assumptions (largely based on the assumptions of pastors and teachers and writers) and try to study what Scripture actually said.
I found this subject fascinating. I began reading books on Heaven, many of them out of print. Many ...
Unlike authors who, after landing their first contract, find themselves on a runaway treadmill trying to churn out one manuscript after another, often on topics about which they have no passion, Randy Alcorn has cleared a different path.
- Sun, Dec 04, 2005
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Christmas is coming. We live our lives between the first Christmas and the second. We look back to that first Christmas and the life of Jesus on the earth for some 33 years—but we look forward to the Christmas in which the resurrected Christ will return and we, his resurrected people, will live with him forever on the New Earth. And right when we think “It doesn’t get any better than this”....it will!