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During the program today we will discuss the book, "The Two Fears - Tremble Before God Alone". The book was recently published by Cruciform Press.
"Most Christians will agree that we ought to love our God. But what about fearing God? The Bible says that ‚Äúthe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom‚ÄĚ (Proverbs 9:10), yet a broad survey of modern evangelicalism reveals that the fear of God is hardly regarded as such anymore. Many Christians seem to wrongly assume that the gospel of grace trumps the fear of the Lord. However, it is only the God of the gospel that is truly worthy of our reverential fear. The purpose of this book is to equip Christians with a healthy view of fearing God and to illustrate how it reconciles with the gospel of God's grace to sinners". ‚ÄúA.W. Pink lamented that ‚Äėthe God of the twentieth century ‚Ä¶ commands the respect of no really thoughtful man ‚Ä¶ The God of many a present-day pulpit is an object of pity rather than awe-inspiring fear.' What Pink said of the 20th century rings true in the 21st century where downsized deities and consumer-friendly ‚ÄúChrists‚ÄĚ are a dime a dozen. Chris Poblete has written an importantly countercultural book, moving us beyond a homeboy God we could fist-bump to a holy God we can worship. The Two Fears helps us recover a biblical fear of God and all the awe, repentance, and freedom from self-centered fears that go with it. An awesome resource!‚ÄĚ (Dr. Thaddeus Williams)
My guest on the program today is Chris Poblete. Christ serves at Reverence Bible Church in Mission Viejo, California, where he directs the Prayer Ministry and co-leads the Young Adult Ministry. He also serves as Executive Director at The Gospel for