By What Standard? God’s World…God’s Rules — A Founders Cinedoc

By What Standard? God’s World…God’s Rules — A Founders Cinedoc

For the last several weeks Founders Ministries has been working on a cinedoc that looks at some of the dangers facing the contemporary evangelical church in America. These dangers are rooted in a false understanding of justice that assumes far more than it submits to the authority of Scripture. The result of this assumption is that false standards are being employed to make judgments of what is right and wrong.

The consequence of all this is that we now have Christian leaders telling us that sin exists where God’s law has not been violated and that righteousness should be pursued in ways that God has not prescribed. When you lose God’s law as the standard of sin and righteousness, it will not be long before you will lose the gospel, as well. Because the gospel revealed to us in Scripture provides salvation from real sin and not from failing to measure up to any manmade standards, no matter how compassionate or noble they might appear to be.

The film that we are producing, By What Standard? God’s World…God’s Rules, is designed to expose this ploy and call Christians back to God’s Word as our final authority for the way of righteousness and the way of salvation by grace through faith in Christ.

The trailer for the film releases today. I encourage you to go watch it. Tell others about it. Share it.

We are working on a late September release of the full film. Pray that the Lord will use it to encourage His people to stand firm on both the law by which He rules us and the gospel by which He saves us.

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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