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Penal Substitution in the Church Fathers: Part II

In a previous article I pointed out how Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, and Athanasius all described the atonement similar to terms used by Calvin.

John Calvin wrote that Jesus Christ was “made a substitute and a surety in the place of transgressors and even submitted as a criminal, to sustain and suffer all the punishment which would have been inflicted on them” (Institutes 2:16.10). 1,076 more words


The AG, PAOC, and the New Calvinism: A Pentecostal Response to Reformed Theology / Calvinism

The Assemblies of God (AG, USA) has created a position paper in response to Reformed Theology (found here). The AG document is written in response to “ 261 more words

Theology Discussion

Lesson 6: A God of Disorder? - Book of Job

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Now we are really starting to dig into the Book of Job. We have learned how God is good and He regulates suffering and wickedness because He knows that it is better to bring good out of evil than not to permit the temporary existence of evil whatsoever. 4,076 more words


A Centrist Reformation Church

“Another theologian who stood very close to Lutheranism was Ursinus, chief among those responsible for the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), the confessional document of the church in the Palatinate. 128 more words

Reformed Theology

Infant Baptism, Jesus Christ, the Gospel and the Dorman's (Part 2B)

*This is Part 2b of an existing blog, for Part 2a click here, and Part 1 here

Common Objection: “Baptism is a proclamation of faith, and a sign that someone has faith in Jesus Christ. 3,062 more words

Was Richard Baxter Orthodox on Justification?

By Tom Hicks

Richard Baxter seems to be largely known today for his works of practical theology, including, The Christian Directory, which has been used in some quarters as a manual of Christian counseling, and The Reformed Pastor, which is often commended as a useful paradigm of pastoral ministry among Reformed men. 126 more words