This is the mantra in many universities and research institutions today (where I live half of my life). Fortunately, the same is not true for pastors (where my other half lives). Still, Haydee and I have been thinking of putting words into paper after spending more than three decades in the ministry. Last year, we finally took the plunge. Our first product is a little booklet called “The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century Christian”. Here is what we said in the Introduction—
“Are the Ten Commandments still binding to men and women in the 21st century? Are present-day Christians required to submit to their demands? Or are they relics of the past-- good to know but of little practical significance? Are the Ten Commandments still binding to men and women in the 21st century? Are present-day Christians required to submit to its demands? Or are they relics of the past, of little practical significance today?
This article tries to answer these questions and shows that a right understanding of the Law is necessary for all people, Christians and non-Christians alike. For those who have not followed Christ, the Law is necessary for them to realize their utter sinfulness and thereby to fully appreciate why they are in dire need of the Gospel or God’s plan of salvation. For believers, a correct understanding of the law will deepen their appreciation of God’s grace and humble them before God as they see their failure to obey Him perfectly.”
We are of course excited at this new ministry. Our prayer is that God may use it to advance His kingdom in all parts of the world.
The booklet is now available as Kindle e-book in amazon.com for US$1.99. Hard copies in English or Tagalog may also be ordered for delivery within the Philippines (US$ 2.99 including shipping; please see our store in sermonaudio.com for details). They are also available in PCBS stores nationwide for PHP 90.