In the book Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry, W. Robert Godfrey writes a chapter entitled “Faith Formed by Love or Faith Alone”. Where he responds to those who are critical of the doctrine of justification by faith alone by examining the medieval definition of faith, Calvin’s definition of faith alone and examining the Apostle Paul. … Continue reading Calvin and sola fide
Is the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement a necessary conclusion of Scripture? Does the reading of the Old Testament and the interpretation given by the New Testament bring us to this conclusion? And how does this doctrine to be understood theologically? At the ETS in 2018, William Lane Craig gave a lecture in defense of … Continue reading The Necessity of Penal Substitutionary Atonement
Below are my sermon notes from preaching Daniel 1. I hope these can be of service as a blessing or help to others who are thinking of preaching through this wonderful little book that God has given for our encouragement. Introduction CONTEXT It’s interesting to note the book was written in Hebrew and it is the … Continue reading Daniel 1:1-21
The Westminster Shorter Catechism ask and answers the following. Q. 34. What is adoption? A. Adoption is an act of God's free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of, the sons of God. Exposition Adoption in our context has some similarities but also some differences from … Continue reading What is Adoption?
“No creed but the Bible” is an argument I have heard more times than I can count. I understand the intent; there is a concern to keep tradition in its place and uphold the status of Scripture. It is an effort to preserve the ultimate authority of Scripture and this, of course, is commendable. Even … Continue reading No Creed but the Bible
Anselm (1033-1109) was the archbishop of Canterbury who quipped the motto fides quaerens intellectum (Faith seeking understanding). The motto should not be taken to mean, that one day, the goal is to replace our current faith with the “understanding” we have gained. It is not as if the faith we have right now will just … Continue reading Faith Seeking Understanding
In the fifth and final chapter of Kruger’s book The Question of Canon he considers some of the vulnerabilities in what he regards as the most prominent tenet of the extrinsic model of canon. Few issues will raise as much discussion as dating the New Testament canon. When did the New Testament writings first begin … Continue reading The Date of Canon