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?
Probably the most well known of Luther's 95 theses was the first one: When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent", He called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance. The idea being that repentance isn't a one time point in the life of the Christian but something we continually … Continue reading The Christian Life and Repentance
In the discussion of Reformed liturgies and worship there are many men that will enter the discussion. One of those that is of significance that may go overlooked is Johannes Oecolampadius (1482-1531). In another sense, his significance is also that he is arguably regarded as the spiritual father of Calvin and the entire Reformed Church. … Continue reading Reformer of Basel: Johannes Oecolampadius
Luther on Galatians 6:5 “For each will have to bear his own load” It is as if Paul were saying: “It is the height of insanity to look for the ground of your boasting in others, not in yourself. For in your death struggle and at the Last Judgment it will not help you at … Continue reading Martin Luther Commentary on Galatians 6:5
“I frankly confess that, for myself, even if it could be, I should not want ‘free-will’ to be given me, nor anything to be left in my own hands to enable me to endeavour after salvation; not merely because in face of so many dangers, and adversities and assaults of devils, I could not stand … Continue reading Martin