Recently, a friend forwarded a short article to me by highly respected Reformed Christian theologian, R. C. Sproul, Jr. Having been raised in a Reformed Presbyterian home and having spent more than ten years as an ordained and seminary trained pastor in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, there was a time when I very much respected Sproul’s voice as a leading thinker and opinion sharer. Today, I am much more careful in holding, particularly, the ‘giants’ against the Word of God before accepting what they say.
Because the article is so short, I will copy it in its entirety before sharing my thoughts on the title and subject. My hope is that we all learn a bit about critical reading/thinking and recognizing error when we see it, no matter the source.
Should We as Christians Celebrate the Jewish Feasts of the Old Testament?
Without question the most vexing challenge faced by the early church was understanding how believing Jews and believing Gentiles ought to relate to one another. The theme gets major play in Galatians, Hebrews, Acts, and is even the root of the issue that led to Paul’s stern and public rebuke of Peter. That so much time and attention was paid to this issue might incline us to believe it was settled. Or it just may prove how deep runs the temptation to botch this up.
Let’s start here—we have peace with God by trusting in the finished work of Christ alone. Add anything to that and you have fallen into a false gospel. You do not have peace with God by trusting in Christ and by being circumcised, or by trusting in Christ and keeping the Feast Continue reading “R. C. Sproul, Jr., is only partly right…”