It is Going To Be Okay

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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  1. I thought I recognized it! Beautiful campus.
    I had a tour of the campus last year when I was in Escondido visiting family.

  2. Hi Dr Clark
    thank you for this covenant reminder. Your help for devotions has also helped myself and my friends. I have a question. There are a lot of Christians sending quotes from scripture because of the Covid-19 virus. they run along the lines that we as Christians must not worry as the Lord has promised that we will not be harmed by the pestilence, Psalm 91:3. how are we meant to understand these types of promises as Christians certainly have died of illnesses, sickness and plagues in the past?

    • Hi Marc,

      this is a patent abuse of Scripture. I suppose that people mean well but this is a “health and wealth” reading of Scripture, not a Christian reading of Scripture. The Lord has not promised that Christians won’t die of disease. They die of disease daily and not because they lack faith but because they are subject to the evil of this world just like everyone else.

      Psalm 91:3 is speaking of the Messiah, Jesus and even then figuratively since he wept, sweat, and bled. We may suppose that he got viruses too. The Psalms are, in the first instance, to be interpreted relative to Christ and second relative to us in Christ by grace alone, through faith alone. We are safe from the greatest consequence of the fall, eternal condemnation, through Jesus Christ. Should he tarry, our bodies shall go to the earth like everyone else but we shall go to be with the Lord. The sting of death is removed (1 Cor 15). It has been conquered and, in time, we shall be raised as he was.



  3. Even though God’s elect suffer along with the world in this life, God’s ultimate purpose in bringing many sons to glory is never compromised. The promises are spiritual.

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