It’s been a good year of blogging. Thanks to all the friends and readers who supported me. This may be the end of Epic Christianity, but I’ve arranged for a little parting gift: I’ve added three permanent features for anyone who comes across my website in the future.
Even though I still have more to say, it can all be summarized by this: “epic” Christianity is not a blog. “Epic” Christianity is true religion that makes much of Christ: who he is and what he has done. It is the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. Don’t be content with “stale” Christianity, devoid of sin and grace, law and gospel, repentance and faith—explicit biblical categories whose depths can be plumbed to eternity. Those things are what I’m all about.
I’ve done exactly what I set out to do: further equip the saints and expose people to church history’s greatest forgotten writers. I take full responsibility for all I’ve done here. I’ve written nothing that I wouldn’t want seen. Even my more provocative posts I don’t regret having written. I stand by all that I’ve said.
One last time, I ask you: Where are the Spurgeons? Where are the Wesleys and Luthers and Ravenhills to fight the watered-down gospel peddlers and those who purvey a sterile, doctrine-less, wishy-washy, man-centered, seeker-driven Christianity-lite? Who will lead us back to the old and narrow way? We, the American church as a whole, need to repent of our new ways and go back to the rock from which we were cut.
Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16)
EDIT: In one week, I will shut down the comments for good, but the blog will remain up. Thanks again to all my readers. Semper reformanda.
— Joshua S.
(1 January 2013)