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Limited Atonement and the Unity of Purpose

These thoughts arose out of discussing the Covenant of Redemption with a good friend, who can be read here. Out of all the things we Calvinists believe, the doctrine of “limited atonement” quite possibly comes under the heaviest opposition. What … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Legalism

Legalism is a two-headed, fire breathing monster. Christians get devoured by this beast on a regular basis. Not just individuals, but entire churches. How do we go about lopping off these ugly heads? What is Legalism? Legalism, as I understand … Continue reading

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When Law and Gospel Meet

I have heard many times, and often lamented myself, that the Christian Church is far too often identified by what it stands against, rather than what it proclaims. As is generally the case, there are truths embedded in both extremes; … Continue reading

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To Hear Christ’s Name

“I have read of an old Welsh believer who used to walk several miles every Sunday to hear an English clergyman preach, though she did not understand a word of English. She was asked why she did so. She replied … Continue reading

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Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics

Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation by Graeme Goldsworthy, InterVarsity Press, 2006. Goldsworthy packs a lot into these 317 pages, and its all worth the time and energy to understand. In his words, “Gospel-centered hermeneutics is above … Continue reading

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First Things

First things matter, first things are bread and butter. When Christians enter into what Bunyan called the “very miry Slough,” it is the first things that get them through to the other side. It was the recollection of the first … Continue reading

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Romans 1:16 — To the Jew first?

I was recently asked by a friend of mine to give an interpretation of Romans 1:16. I decided to write it out on here, hopefully to elicit comment and critique. So, here I go. For I am not ashamed of … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism, Question 60

Question 60. How are you right with God? Answer. Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously sinned against all God’s commandments and of never having kept any of them, and even … Continue reading

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Looking to the One who Suffered

The theme of suffering permeates biblical wisdom texts, specifically in regards to how people are to act under, and respond to, that suffering. In many ways, the wisdom literature fails to provide any specific answer to why suffering exists in … Continue reading

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