Bob Mattes at GB.
New on the WSC site.
Fascinating autobiography from J. Budziszewski (HT: Justin Ryals).
Kim Riddlebarger explains.
Chris explains Belgic Confession Art. 22.
Wes White has a great meditation for the Lord’s Day.
Rod Rosenbladt: “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church“
Abraham’s Obedience: Tried and True
The question was raised on the PB how a congregation ought to respond to practicing homosexuals who are visiting a congregation regularly. Here’s a slightly revised version of my initial answer. First, praise God that they are in the congregation where, one trusts, . . . Continue reading →
“But another reason why so many divine acts are attributed to faith is, because other exercises are included in the description of faith, which though they always accompany it, ought not to be confounded with it.
Joel asks, “Is it possible for a person to want/desire to know Christ as his/her Savior and not be among the elect?” 21. What is true faith? True faith is not only a certain knowledge whereby I hold for truth all that . . . Continue reading →
David asks, I know that we would say that faith is an instrument whereby we receive Christ’s imputed righteousness, but is there some biblical or theological reason why we would not want to say that faith is also a virtue? Can’t faith . . . Continue reading →
UPDATE 29 June 2009 Madoff received a sentence of 150 years in prison today. Original story 8 May 2009 The investors in Madoff’s Ponzi scheme received higher than average returns. Most of those who invested with Madoff had no idea how he . . . Continue reading →
Nine Points of Synod Schereville (part 6) This talk is part of the ongoing series in the adult class at the Oceanside URC, Carlsbad, CA. Today we looked at points 3 and 4 of the Nine Points of Synod Schereville (URCNA; 2007).
Exposition of the Nine Points (pt 8)-Defining Grace and Faith We reject the errors of those: who teach that Spirit-wrought sanctity, human works, or cooperation with grace is any part either of the ground of our righteousness before God or any part . . . Continue reading →
Heidelcast: Does God Give Faith to the Living or the Dead? Dan writes to the HC to ask about the timing of regeneration (making alive by the Spirit) and faith but he raises the question of whether God gives faith to the . . . Continue reading →
RNS has a story today about the Vatican’s policy of “pontifical secrecy.” Read the story. The approach Rome is taking toward the problem of sex abuse by priests reminds one of the policies followed in the inquisition. What was established for the . . . Continue reading →
I don’t like thinking about death but I’ve been doing a good lot of thinking about it lately. It’s no fun to think about death. As an American, always moving, restless, ever conquering, I resist it. Death is the enemy and I . . . Continue reading →
In a recent news article about people attending a political rally, one of the participants was asked whether she identified with the group she was attending. She replied by saying, “I don’t like labels.” Indeed. The move toward political independency has been . . . Continue reading →
Part 3. William Perkins on Mystical Union: The benefits which we receive by this Mystical union are manifold. For it is the ground of the conveyance of all grace. The first is, that by means hereof every Christian as he is a . . . Continue reading →