The Sufficiency of Scripture, the Insufficiency of Man

Because of man’s inadequacy, the Holy Spirit turns the Christian to his fellow man, “Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.” (Prov. 15:22)

The Divine Dominion

Power, as a divine attribute, leads us to consider the administration of it in God’s sovereign dominion.

Trials & Their Outcome

This is a command and an encouragement to count those things as joy which the world would count as occasions for despair and cynicism.

What Does Jesus Think About Adultery?

The Author of the law comes to deliver the law according to its fuller sense.

Our Pilgrimage

A pilgrim, traditionally understood, is a sojourner in a land that is not his own.

Divine Immutability According to Scripture

God is self-existent and is thus unaffected by His creation. Creation does not leave an impression on Him.

Losing the Legacy of Orthodoxy

The design of common/redemptive kingdom semantics is the preservation of the redemptive kingdom, and with it, the preservation of the gospel that alone produces it.

Covenant Theology IV | The Covenant of Works

In substance, all that is meant by “covenant of works” is the divine imposition of conditions upon man in the garden with blessings for obedience to those conditions and curses for failing to obey.

Covenant Theology III | The Covenant of Redemption

The covenant of redemption is not distinct to paedobaptist covenant theology, but to the orthodoxy of high Calvinism in the post-Reformation era.

Covenant Theology II | Jesus, Plus Some Other Stuff?

To bring our understanding of the New Testament into Old Testament interpretation is, for the dispensationalist, an “intrusion of an outside view upon the plain text of Scripture.”

The Divine Dominion

The Divine Dominion

Power, as a divine attribute, leads us to consider the administration of it in God’s sovereign dominion.

Trials & Their Outcome

Trials & Their Outcome

This is a command and an encouragement to count those things as joy which the world would count as occasions for despair and cynicism.

Our Pilgrimage

Our Pilgrimage

A pilgrim, traditionally understood, is a sojourner in a land that is not his own.

Losing the Legacy of Orthodoxy

Losing the Legacy of Orthodoxy

The design of common/redemptive kingdom semantics is the preservation of the redemptive kingdom, and with it, the preservation of the gospel that alone produces it.

Covenant Theology IV | The Covenant of Works

Covenant Theology IV | The Covenant of Works

In substance, all that is meant by “covenant of works” is the divine imposition of conditions upon man in the garden with blessings for obedience to those conditions and curses for failing to obey.

John Calvin & Tradition

John Calvin & Tradition

Calvin generally thought of biblical interpretation as a task to be done in concert with the rest of the Christian church.

All That Is God Is Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

All That Is God Is Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

Fundamentally, ERAS must reject the clause in the Athanasian Creed that says, “Nothing in this trinity is before or after, nothing is greater or smaller; in their entirety the three persons are coeternal and coequal with each other.”

To Whom was the Old Testament Written?

To Whom was the Old Testament Written?

Many Christians do not know what to do with the Old Testament or where to place it in terms of its significance for the Christian life. Yet the Scriptures give us numerous examples…

Confessional Baptist Ecclesiology (Part I)

Confessional Baptist Ecclesiology (Part I)

The New Testament is replete with language identifying the church with the temple of our God, “If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are (1 Cor. 3:17).”

Reformed Hermeneutics with William Whitaker

Reformed Hermeneutics with William Whitaker

He is a contextual voice regarding confessional hermeneutics making him a trustworthy source in discerning what the Protestant Reformed hermeneutic looked like in the late 16th and 17th centuries.

John Calvin on John 17:5

John Calvin on John 17:5

Therefore, according to Calvin, Christ prays according to His human nature in John 17:5, and the divine Persons remain sufficiently and really distinguished in virtue of the relations of origin.

John Gill’s Christology

John Gill’s Christology

God is far beyond our ways such that man must strain the outer limits of his language just to flick the hem of His robe (if that).

Calvin’s Classical Theism

Calvin’s Classical Theism

at minimum, we should be able to conclude from the evidence presented that Calvin held to the classical formulation of divine simplicity.

Limitation of Act by Potency

Limitation of Act by Potency

Contemporary Thomistic studies largely assumes the origins for Thomas’s doctrine “limitation of act by potency” is to be properly and neatly located in Aristotle’s corpus. According to W. Norris Clarke, however, such an assumption is misguided…

When Scripture Becomes A Wax Nose

When Scripture Becomes A Wax Nose

God’s Scriptural appeal is made to rational creatures. And when, by grace, a rational creature is made to accept and trust in the truth of Scripture, his rational appetites are not extinguished but improved.