In commenting on the fifth chapter of Romans, Martin Luther exclaims: “In the whole Bible there is hardly another chapter which can equal this triumphant text. The apostle here most clearly describes God’s grace and mercy and shows…how abundantly it has been poured out upon us” (88). Chapter 5 of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans […]
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How Can Our Good Works Please God Since They Are Only Imperfectly Good?
This brief article is the fourth of six parts of Ursinus' commentary on Question 91 of the Heidelberg Catechism: "But what are good works?" The entire work is The Commentary of Dr. Zacharias Ursinus on the Heidelberg Catechism (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, n.d.; a reproduction of the Second American Edition which was printed at […]
The biblical terms "sanctify" and "sanctification" are from the same word family as "holy" and "holiness." The rich tapestry of the biblical language of holiness contains but one single golden strand woven throughout: the absolute sinlessness and transcendent purity of God the Holy Trinity. God alone is holy in himself, and therefore from God himself […]
A More Perfect Union?
Marriage is the union between a man and a woman where the two individuals become one flesh, as the Apostle Paul tells us in the fifth chapter of Ephesians. The marital union, however, is a relationship that points to the greater relationship between Christ and the church. Typically, Reformed theologians have described the relationship between […]
“Jesus Christ is Lord” has been and continues to be the conviction of the Christian. It is this conviction that has enabled men and women of every century, including our own, to face persecution and death rather than renounce the faith of Jesus Christ. This earliest and simplest of Christian confessions focuses attention upon the […]
Tale of Two Gospels
George Whitefield George Whitefield (1714-1770) was an English evangelist and founder of Calvinistic Methodists. He followed John Wesley on a missionary journey to Georgia, and toured through various parts of colonial America, eventually parting company with Wesley over predestination, becoming the leader of Calvinists. It was of George Whitefield (1714-70) that John Wesley asked, “Has […]