A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.17: The Person of Christ and the Nature of the Incarnation

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator, paras. 2-3 2._____ The Son of God, the second person in the Holy Trinity, being very and eternal God, the brightness of the Father's glory, of one substance and equal with him who made the world, who upholdeth and governeth all things he hath made, did, when the fullness of … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.17: The Person of Christ and the Nature of the Incarnation

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.14: Introduction to Chapter 7 and 1689 Covenantal Theology

Chapter 7: Of God's Covenant 1._____ The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience to him as their creator, yet they could never have attained the reward of life but by some voluntary condescension on God's part, which he hath been pleased to express by way … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.14: Introduction to Chapter 7 and 1689 Covenantal Theology

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.13: Of the Fall of man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof

Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof 1._____ Although God created man upright and perfect, and gave him a righteous law, which had been unto life had he kept it, and threatened death upon the breach thereof, yet he did not long abide in this honour; Satan using … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.13: Of the Fall of man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.12: Of Divine Providence

Chapter 5: Of Divine Providence 1._____ God the good Creator of all things, in his infinite power and wisdom doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, to the end for the which they were created, according unto his … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.12: Of Divine Providence

A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.8: God’s General Decree of All Events

  Chapter 3: Of God's Decree, paras. 1-2 1._____ God hath decreed in himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably, all things, whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby is God neither the author of sin nor hath fellowship with any therein; nor … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.8: God’s General Decree of All Events

Jonathan Edwards’ message for all of us today: “Redeem the Time!”

In December of 1734, Jonathan Edwards preached a powerful message on the preciousness of time. Regardless of what happens with Covid-19 the truth is that all of us are facing death whether that is sooner or later and thus the seconds of our lives all tick away as we know it. Thus it is vital … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards’ message for all of us today: “Redeem the Time!”

Job 3 and the Picture of Existential Suffering

Job 3:11 - Why did I not die at birth,     come out from the womb and expire? Job's friends had arrived to console him (Job 2:11-13).. They evidently lived in neighboring regions. The fact that they met by appointment shows that they were already acquaintances who felt it would be better to come together. There is no … Continue reading Job 3 and the Picture of Existential Suffering

The Role of the Christian Faith in Driving the American Revolution

Before and during the Revolutionary War, Christian faith played a political role for patriots on two levels. It contributed to the content of the period’s dominant political ideology, and it was a significant force in the actual outworking of the war. Most significant was the relationship between the Puritan tradition, which was evolving into a … Continue reading The Role of the Christian Faith in Driving the American Revolution