Westminster Shorter Catechism 83

Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 83. Q. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. On its face, it seems that all sin is the same. James wrote, “if we fail in keeping one part … Continue reading Westminster Shorter Catechism 83

Westminister Shorter Catechism 82

82. Question: Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? Answer: No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but doth daily break them in though, word, and deed. Meditating on the Law of God (as we have) is a humbling exercise. Reflecting … Continue reading Westminister Shorter Catechism 82

10th Commandment, Desire and Coveting

Q. 79. Which is the tenth commandment? A. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. Q. 80. What is required in the tenth commandment? … Continue reading 10th Commandment, Desire and Coveting

Basis for Civil Government Laws in the French Confession 1559

Is the civil government today obligated to enforce the Mosaic civil codes? This is a topic that has brought out a number of debates. Most recently the Theonomy Debate I attended in Tempe AZ between JD Hall and Joel McDurmon. Coincidentally, I’ve been reading through The Westminster Assembly Readings Its Theology in Historical Context (Westminster) by … Continue reading Basis for Civil Government Laws in the French Confession 1559

Quick Thought on: Romans and the Law

This week I have been reading through the book of Romans with my son. I have found myself repeating a phrase to really get the idea into his mind. It comes from the first chapter in verse 5. Here is the prologue in its entirety: Rom. 1:1  Paul,  a servant  of Christ Jesus,  called to … Continue reading Quick Thought on: Romans and the Law