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Sunday, September 11, 2016
2Chr. 15:1 Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded,
2Chr. 15:2 and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
2Chr. 15:3 “ For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.
2Chr. 15:4 “But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.
2Chr. 15:5 “ In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands.
2Chr. 15:6 “ Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress.
2Chr. 15:7 “But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.”
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In 2008, I encouraged the speakers of The Los Angeles Bible Training School's Men's Conference to turn their lecture notes into chapters for a book, and I would see if Moody would publish it. Moody jumped at the chance to give the urban church such a tool. And Secret Sex Wars: A Battle Cry for Purity came into print. Well, I'm sad to sad that eight years later, it has officially gone out of print. Now you still might be able to find a copy here or there, but Moody's warehouse is empty and no more copies will be printed.
I can't thank the contributors of this work enough: Anthony Kidd, Dr. Carl Hargrove, Dr. Paul Felix, Victor Sholar, Dr. Brian Kennedy, and the prince of preachers, H.B. Charles. In a world that has thrown off every sense of modesty and shame, men of God from all backgrounds have found themselves fighting for their spiritual lives to stay pure, this writer included. This work has helped many. It's unique contribution to the church's battle for purity is that it develops a biblical theology on how to fight back and how to get back up if you have fallen. This book exposits all the major purity passages in the Bible and thoroughly explains and applies them, equipping men to use the Sword of the Spirit to fight this spiritual battle with the most powerful spiritual weapon in existence--the Word of God. So again let me thank you all of my co-authors. It was an honor to produce the book with you. Thanks to all those who purchased the book, and thanks to all those who endorsed it--Dr. John MacArthur, Family Life Today, Eric Redmond, Robert Crummie, John Perkins, and Dr. Charles Ware. And thank you, Moody, for publishing it.
Last but not least, I want to thank my amazingly gifted wife for her expertise in editing our work.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
In my LABTS class today, we lamented the evil of murdering babies and how God judged Judah because of it (Ezekiel 20:26). Then we reflected on the parallel evil of abortion in America today. It drew my thoughts back to Piper's sobering words to our President, given during the first year of his presidency. Here's the video:
I pray that our nation repents of our evil ways and turns to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps it is not too late for Him to have mercy on us.