References: Exodus 20Here are the Maker's instructions, and it's time to give them careful attention. As our culture begins to recognize that "self-ism" has not led to peace and contentment, but rather to pain and confusion, there is a new quest for spiritual meaning. In these guidelines God speaks with authority, not offering us what we want, but showing us what we need. We have here not a ladder up which we climb to acceptance with God, but a mirror, which exposes our sin and sends us to Christ as Savior. For the Christian to keep these commandments is to walk in the fullness and freedom that our Heavenly Father intends.
If God has redeemed us from our sin and given us the Holy Spirit to strengthen us against sin, then why do we go on sinning? In his book, The Enemy Within, Kris Lundgaard addresses this plaguing question by drawing upon the writings of Puritan author John Owen.
The gold Lungaard mines from John Owen’s work gives us hope, renewed love for Christ, and an approach to holiness through faith in Him in spite of our sinful state.
By revisiting the profound writings of John Owen, Lungaard updates the exposition, outlines, arguments and illustrations to bring this rich understanding of the Bible to the contemporary world.