Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, Paragraph 6 6._____The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelation of the Spirit, … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.3: The Sufficiency of the Scriptures
Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures, Paragraphs 2-5 2._____Under the name of Holy Scripture, or the Word of God written, are now contained all the books of the Old and New Testaments, which are these: OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings, … Continue reading A Walk through the 1689 Baptist Confession, pt.2: The Identity and Authority of the Scriptures
Why Use Perseverance? Perseverance of the saints provides a clear understanding of the two-fold nature of eternal security. It first indicates all those who are truly “born again” by the Spirit of God, will be kept eternally by the the Spirit\ of God. Secondly, perseverance reveals that there is a need to continue in faithfulness, … Continue reading Those who Truly Belong to Christ will Persevere to the End
Adam’s Responsibilities within the Covenant Having argued for the existence of the Adamic covenant in pt.1 of this blog series the question then becomes what was Adam’s work or responsibility within the covenant framework? Many scholars and commentators argue that Adam was simply there to work as one who tended the garden for six days, … Continue reading The Adamic Covenant (pt.2)
Introduction The person of Adam is central to biblical theology, and as such, Christian orthodoxy does not merely argue for the historicity of the first man, but demands it. The question, however, is why? Why, other than the fact that mankind comes from a single origin, or for explaining the introduction of sin into the … Continue reading The Adamic Covenant (pt. 1)
Irenaeus and Nicene Language The Council of Nicaea’s debate and solution regarding the nature of Christ and the problem of the Trinity was not a novel discussion for the church. From as early as the mid to late 2nd century, heretical groups had already begun to espouse new teachings regarding the Godhead and the person … Continue reading The Deity of Christ was Not Invented at Nicaea
After becoming a pastor, one of the goals that I had was to create material to help equip lay people of all spiritual maturity ranges with a deeper understanding of their Bible. In the world today, there are few things that Christians turn to more in order to get their daily dose of Bible than … Continue reading Looking for a Good Devotional?