He Is The Savior And We Are The Saved (7)

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In part 6 we began to look at the way the we apply Christ’s threefold office (triplex munus) to the Christian.  Scripture teaches and we confess that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, has three offices: prophets, priest, and king. In Heidelberg Catechism 32 we say: 32. . . . Continue reading →

1920s Arguments Over Absolution In The CRC

The criticism of Classis Illinois was levelled especially against that part of our proposed Order of Worship which we called “The Service of Reconciliation,” more particularly against the elements of Confession of Sin and Absolution which we sought to combine organically with . . . Continue reading →

He Is The Savior And We Are The Saved (6)

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In part 5 we began looking at Heidelberg Catechism 32, which distinguishes between the Savior (Jesus) and the saved (Christians) and applies to believers the three offices of Christ: prophet, priest, and king. By virtue of our Spirit-wrought union with Christ, through . . . Continue reading →

Neither Traditional Nor Contemporary

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Jonathan Aigner has published an interesting piece at the Aquila Report sympathizing with those who lament the loss of what he describes as “traditional worship” and offering a way forward. He is exactly right that this is a deeply emotional issue about which . . . Continue reading →

The Covenant Of Grace And Race

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If you’ve been near social media or a television recently you probably know about the troubles in Ferguson, Missouri. It’s a predominantly African-American suburb of St Louis where, around Noon on Saturday August 9, 2014 a Mike Brown, a young, 18-year old, . . . Continue reading →

He Is The Savior And We Are The Saved (5)

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In part 4 we looked at the third of Christ’s three offices (triplex munus): king. The catechism, however, connects Christ’s threefold office to the Christian. This series began with a basic distinction between the Savior (Jesus) and the saved (Christians). Jesus is . . . Continue reading →

He Is The Savior And We Are The Saved (4)

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In part 3 we looked how Jesus fulfilled the office of priest. The third of the three offices (triplex munus) is the office of king. We Americans have a little difficulty with the office of king. In the 18th century we rebelled . . . Continue reading →