Every week we recite the Apostle’s Creed. “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth” What do we mean when we describe God this way? Many things, but part of the answer is that we are highlighting that God has worked all things for his pleasure and my benefit according to … Continue reading God’s Providence
Visitors who are new to our church often ask about being a Presbyterian Church, Reformed, Confessional, etc. One of the first things I say is that we are tied to a Reformed confession, specifically the Westminster Confession of Faith. It is reasonable to then discuss why we are tied to this confession and how we … Continue reading Why Do We Have Confessions?
The idea that God changes or doesn’t change has significant impact not only on our theology but in our life and discipleship. Scripture speaks of God’s Law as being fixed rooted in the God of Scripture, who is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The universe is sustained and fixed in a law of order … Continue reading Does God Change?
In 1.3.1 Francis Turretin, while discussing the subject of theology in general, answers the question “Whether natural theology may be granted?” The question focuses on natural theology after the Fall not on the theology of Adam prior. Turretin asks if there is a natural faculty implanted in humanity that embraces the capability of understanding and … Continue reading Turretin: Does Man Know God Naturally?
Jesus as revelation is the fulfillment of Scripture The coming of Christ did not happen in a vacuum. In one sense, the Incarnation was the most important event in the history of Israel. In an other sense, a true Jew should not have been surprised by the appearance of Jesus. They were in possession of … Continue reading Jesus as Revelation
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