In the Ep. to Diognetus, ch. 9 (thanks to TC for the text): But when our unrighteousness was fulfilled, and it had been made perfectly clear that is wages–punishment and death–were to be expected, then the season arrived during which God had . . . Continue reading →
From WSC: Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3
Sure it’s anachronism, but Creed or Chaos makes a good point.
Thanks to Jay Collier at Joel Beeke and RHB for putting Caspar Olevian back into print. “This volume is the most comprehensive treatment of Olevian’s theology published to date. Reflecting an impressive breadth of research and depth of analysis, it delivers . . . Continue reading →
That’s what some critics say but Nathaniel says they don’t understand either Pelagius or the covenant of works.
Martin has been posting great stuff on the atonement. Note the last bit he quotes. Pop quiz: To what covenant(s) does he refer when he calls Christ a “surety”?
Recently I had the privilege of sitting down for an interview with the fellows at Christ the Center about the latest volume in the Classic Reformed Theology series: Caspar Olevianus, An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed (1576). Here’s the interview:
Herman Witsius (1636–1708) was a faithful and godly Dutch Reformed pastor who also taught at Franeker, Utrecht, and Leiden. The traditional story about Witsius is that te sought to mediate between G. Voetius’ (1589–1676) concerns about piety and orthodoxy with the more . . . Continue reading →
For those just getting started in covenant theology I recommend: R. Scott Clark, “A Brief History of Covenant Theology.” What Is Covenant Theology And What Are The Implications For The Church And Family? Mike Brown and Zach Keele, Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored. . . . Continue reading →
Ginger writes: …I have been trying to wrap my mind around the covenant of works given to Adam and how and if it was fulfilled by Christ, the last Adam. …How did Christ fulfill or abolish the covenant of works given to . . . Continue reading →
Man’s relationship to God in creation was based on works. What Adam failed to achieve, Christ, the second Adam, succeeded in achieving. Ultimately the only way one can be justified is by works. —R. C. Sproul, Getting the Gospel Right (Grand Rapids: . . . Continue reading →
Before Adam’s fall it was not necessary for him to have Christ, because he was righteous and without sin, just as the angels have no need of Christ. If Adam had not fallen, it would not have been necessary for Christ to . . . Continue reading →
QUESTION II. What ground we have to speak of “God’s covenant with Adam,” and to call it “a covenant;” there being no mention of it here in the text, nor elsewhere in scripture do we read of “God’s covenant with Adam.” ANSWER. . . . Continue reading →
For most of his long career, Johannes Cocceius (1603–69) taught Old Testament, biblical theology, theology, and philology in the Netherlands. He was arguably one of the most important and influential Reformed theologians of the 17th century and his influence continues to be . . . Continue reading →
This year’s faculty conference, our 15th annual, is: In Adam, In Christ. It is next week, on the campus of Westminster Seminary California, in beautiful Escondido. It is sunny today with an expected high temperature of 74F today. The predicted temps for . . . Continue reading →
Paul calls Christ the “last” Adam (1 Cor 15:45). So, we know that there was a definite link between the two. In Romans 5:12–21 Paul intentionally wants us to think of Adam and Christ as fulfilling similar roles. Adam was the first . . . Continue reading →
It is also very important at this point that we deal with an issue which has become very divisive among the Reformed churches of late–and that is whether or not our confession teaches that there is a covenant based upon a works-principle . . . Continue reading →