Outside the Church There is No Salvation

The church is the primary work of the holy Trinity. The product of the work that takes place in history is the church. The church is the plan of God from eternity past. Christ is our high priest. One of the functions of being a high priest is that Christ as a mediator. Christ is … Continue reading Outside the Church There is No Salvation

Images of Jesus: Modern Day Nestorianism

Greg Koukl is an apologist that I've always respected and enjoyed. I've been listening to him off and on for over 10 years at str.org. However I viewed a video where Koukl defends images of Jesus. Why? Because they depict his humanity and not his deity. This is in part the problem with images of Jesus. … Continue reading Images of Jesus: Modern Day Nestorianism

Another Reformed Look at the Incarnation

In discussions against Calvinism it appears that little is remembered about the reasons for a Reformed anthropology. Part of this can also be seen in the Reformed understanding of the person and work of Jesus. Christ’s work is directly related to who he is. This Christmas we focus often on the birth of Christ and … Continue reading Another Reformed Look at the Incarnation

What are the “keys of the Kingdom”?

Matt 16:18-19 And I tell you,  you are Peter, and  on this rock  I will build my church, and  the gates of  hell  shall not prevail against it. I will give you  the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and  whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on … Continue reading What are the “keys of the Kingdom”?

David VanDrunen: The Nature of Justifying Faith

David VanDrunen writing on justifying faith writes a lucid and clear article (found here) to help understand the contrasting Paul makes between works and faith versus faith and reason. Starting out with a quick over view of Romanism and NPP he then begins a quick but sufficient exegetical discussion of the Pauline use of Habakkuk … Continue reading David VanDrunen: The Nature of Justifying Faith

D. G. Hart – A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times

Reading A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times The only men evangelicals recognized as having some authority were the prophets and apostles who wrote the Bible...to put it another way, the only legitimate authority in this world was God's, a presumption that made rebellion against a king alright but posed a few dilemmas when the ox being … Continue reading D. G. Hart – A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times