If everything we knew faded into history, could we still be a church—constant, remaining, set upon the Rock, identified by that heavenly, unshaking city of God?
Whether Baptists are called “Reformed” or not isn’t something self-professing Reformed Baptists ought to be willing to die over.
The only Bible you’ve ever seen is at your church. The pastor reads from it every Lord’s Day, and it was produced over the course of a year by a band of monks in a scriptorium a week’s ride from where you live.
By affirming this orthodox article of the hypostatic union, Booth lays the foundation for avoiding just about every variety of kenotic Christology…
In discussing pastoral qualifications, Gregory glosses the psychology of curiosity, earthly cares, and shame. Below, I will look at what he has to say concerning each of these.
“Being, then, in the form of a servant, Jesus Christ, Who before was in the form of God, said as a man, I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.”
The denial of classical DDS seems to encounter a dilemma — worship love or not.
The church is an organism with a divinely bestowed identity and a heaven-entranced trajectory.
What God is only God is. This is why God, in Scripture, is said to be “jealous.” He doesn’t share what only He is — that which belongs to Him and Him alone.
But I would like to submit to my readers that there are microcosmic pictures of redemption that occur throughout our Lord’s earthly ministry.
There are many things we observe in history that we wouldn’t necessarily want to appropriate into the present.
The church is not a biological, chemical, or mechanical laboratory. We’re not looking for the latest developments in “Christian theology.” Our science is very old.
When we say “Scripture interprets Scripture,” we are talking about the analogy of Scripture.
We should be careful not to insert ourselves, or what we do into the gospel equation. If we do this, we essentially become co-mediators and co-redeemers with Christ.
It’s a microcosm of the overall redemptive arc of our Lord’s incarnate ministry. From Capernaum, through the trial of storm, landing in the nether regions on the other side of Galilee (and Jordan).
According to Thomas Aquinas, the Augustinian definition “comprises perfectly the whole essential notion of virtue.”
But paedobaptists generally limited covenant interest only to immediate offspring.
When we speak of theology as “theoretical” we are not speaking about something uncertain or non-factual.
Very few people speak to one another. Knecks angled down, eyes overshadowed by hair or brow, most people stare at their phones.
Sola Scriptura and biblicism are entirely different from one another in form and matter. Sola Scriptura is a principle, biblicism is a mode or manner of biblical interaction.
What does it mean to say, “Christ assumed human nature?”
The term subsistence tends to avoid the confusion caused by the word person…
It occurred to me last night that ‘I Will Sing the Wondrous Story’, by Francis Rowley (1886), is explicitly kenotic in its Christology.
If we are not careful to understand the meaning of Scripture within the context of the whole counsel of God, our sin nature will take over, and we will use texts like this petition to justify our laziness.
The question is whether or not the concept of divine simplicity is necessarily contained within the text. And to this question we are able to answer with a clear affirmation.
The doctrine of sola Scriptura is a declaration of Scriptural sufficiency. But as of late, one would think it also serves as a statement on man’s sufficiency.
To the extent temporality explains God’s ability to create, temporality—not God—is the first cause of the universe.
Aside from the obvious holes in Lang’s reasoning, Scripture hardly qualifies when it commands the assembling of God’s people. (Heb. 10:24-25)
And it’s also concerning that DeMar does all of this while maintaining a decently high profile influence over younger and/or more impressionable Christians.
Unwittingly, Christians often make the assumption, implicitly or explicitly, that the work of redemption was intended to restore man to a Garden of Eden situation, and that nearly everything about the pre-lapse life will characterize life in glory.