Daily Archives: January 10, 2014

Albert Mohler Blog: “‘Downton Abbey’ and the Modern Age—What Are We Really Watching?”

In his latest Blog Essay, “‘Downton Abbey’ and the Modern Age—What Are We Really Watching?,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. comments on the PBS series about the transformations of an early twentieth century British estate, a drama that has become hugely popular in America.

Are you a Downton fan? Why do you watch? The show puts many aspects of Edwardian life in a great house on display with twisting storylines, brilliant acting, and uncompromising detail. But Dr. Mohler helps us see the background storyline that is much more dramatic. Downton Abbey takes us through a social transformation that affected all classes. But the greatest transformation of the early 1900’s involved faith, not footmen; the larger story is one of worldview consequences, not weddings and widows.

Click here to read why Dr. Mohler concludes, “Downton Abbey is a parable of sorts—a parable that can teach us a great deal.”

I Myself Serve The Law Of God With My Mind, But With My Flesh I Serve The Law Of Sin

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. (Romans 7:21-25 ESV)

I was reading the profile of a Bible expositor that I greatly admire not long ago and was struck by this description of himself, “I am a notable sinner!” As I read that…

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