So yesterday we were back to our studies in 1 Corinthians 13 in the morning and we continued in the five point of Calvinism in the evening. By now all hope of keeping well ahead with sermon preparation (weeks rather than days or hours) is gone and so we are into more of a routine in the good sense. We started the day with communion. I spoke about Barabbas briefly and a decent number were there. In 1 Corinthians we had reached verses 8-12 where decisions had to be made about interpretation. As a cessationist I find the cessationist view of the passage attractive but ended up going for the view of James W Scott expounded in the Westminster Journal a little while ago. I spoke to the children for the last time on Hezekiah. In the evening we were on to irresistible grace. Grace is such a great subject, especially irresistible or effective grace. I was only sorry there weren't more to hear it.
Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.