In this episode Dr Clark continues his series on the the Canons of Dort where we are looking at the Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine of the Canons of Dort on the application of redemption to the elect by the Holy Spirit. God saves freely and sovereignly but he does so through means. In this episode he describes how, in the Middle Ages the church tended to turn the sacraments into the thing signified. In the Reformation we restored the distinction between the sign and the thing signified without losing the close relation between and how the Canons of Dort defended the Reformation in this way from the Remonstrants. The topics of common grace and unconditional election also come up. He also answers questions from Derrick about the the work of John Thomson, the early 18th-century confessional Presbyterian opponent of the 1st Great Awakening, from Byron about the Second Council of Orange, and from Mariah who asks about how to understand Acts 20:28, alloesis, and how that affects our Christology. The opening audio clip is Rosaria Butterfield.
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