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How Our Theology is Reformed, Part 1

This is the beginning of a lengthy series of “shop-talk” posts that I’ve planned, addressing our church’s position on 1) the Reformed theological tradition and 2) the role of the Holy Spirit (his purpose, ministry, and gifts).   1,017 more words


This won’t be a deep, thorough exegesis – though that may follow.
I am more interested in piercing the surface of a tricky piece of text and starting some discussion.

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Old Testament Salvation

“Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.” (Gal. 3:24)

A major purpose of the Law of Moses was to expose sin (Rom. 481 more words

Law And Gospel

The Faith of Abraham

The post I meant to make before I was distracted by Luther.

This Lent I’ve been re-reading the Pentateuch, since the last time I read it was before I was Catholic and before I had the benefit of Catholic Bible commentaries or an elementary knowledge of the Hebrew language. 1,114 more words


Covenantal Nomism Needs a Particular Sort of People, Not the Merits of Christ

Brain Vickers, Justification by Grace Through Faith, Explorations in Biblical Theology , edited by Robert Petersen, Presbyterian and Reformed, 2013

His chapter 3 puts the emphasis on the conditionality of Abraham continuing to do what needs to be done. 1,513 more words


The Doctrine Of Justification By Faith

by Mike Ratliff

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

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Christian Authenticity

Three car pileup

Horrible accident on the PCH (Protestant Coast Highway): sola fide and total depravity smashed into Psalm 15. Psalm 15 came out of the calamitous scene unscathed, but the two Protestant doctrines are on life support. 284 more words