Beza: The Part of the Word of God called “Gospel”

The Part of the Word of God called "Gospel": Its authority, why, how and for what end it was written After we are made aware of the Law the Gospel is made all the brighter. While the Law produces fear, the Gospel produces hope. In the “Select Works of Theodore Beza”, Beza writes that, after … Continue reading Beza: The Part of the Word of God called “Gospel”

We Know of Our Depravity by the Preaching of the Law

It has been asked about the doctrine of Total Depravity, “If we are totally depraved, then how did we come to know of this estate of sin and misery?” Beza, in his works discussing the question “For what ends the Holy Spirit use the preaching of the Law?” is helpful here. Citing John 9:41, (Jesus … Continue reading We Know of Our Depravity by the Preaching of the Law

Theodore Beza: Similarities and Differences Between the Law and Gospel

In The Select Works of Theodore Beza, Theodore Beza divides the Word (Books of the Old and New Testament) into two principal parts. One called the “Law” and the other “Gospel”. The Law, for Beza, is a doctrine whose seed is written in our hearts by nature. But this Law is written in the Bible so … Continue reading Theodore Beza: Similarities and Differences Between the Law and Gospel