Calvin and sola fide

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

The Necessity of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

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

Vos: What Points of Reformed Theology are Related to the Doctrine of Predestination?

In Dogmatics Vol 1., p 98 Vos answers the question, “At what points is the doctrine of predestination or election related to the rest of Reformed doctrine as a whole?” In other words “What other areas in Reformed theology are connected or impacted from the doctrine of predestination?” Vos answers with five points: God’s Sovereignty, … Continue reading Vos: What Points of Reformed Theology are Related to the Doctrine of Predestination?

Mark Jones on Images of Jesus – We Live By Faith Not Sight

Mark Jones writes for Reformation21.org. It's a blog site that, honestly, I read because Carl Trueman & Scott Oliphint contribute. That said, it isn't a place that I frequently visit. But today I ran across this article on images of Jesus. I honestly never thought when I first came to the PCA as an ordained minister … Continue reading Mark Jones on Images of Jesus – We Live By Faith Not Sight