In “Let Us Rise Up and Build,” Dr. Charles Solomon uses the message and symbolism of the book of Nehemiah to challenge today’s church to “build up the walls” of Christ-centered sanctification and discipleship.
“As with Martin Luther of old, my burden is for the Church. Since transformed lives are the exception, rather than the rule, a radical shift in ministry will be required, which I am terming a “completed Reformation.” We owe Luther a debt for taking a stand on justification by faith. Would that he had also included sanctification by faith! Absent that, centuries of believers have struggled to live the Christian life in their own strength, with occasional exceptions who are sometimes known as mystics. Their spiritual secret is hereby unveiled to the Church. Let’s not rest until we have a completed Reformation!” – Dr. Solomon