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I found this distinction to be helpful in understanding Piper and others who are defending him: "In our own reading of Piper it is clear to us that he: - Believes justification is a once-for-all act. - It can never be revoked. - God will justify us on the final day publicly based upon the [...]
The Aquila Report has recently reposted an article by Jacob Brunton entitled, "How The Gospel Coalition is Killing The Gospel With 'Social Justice.'" I decided to give it a read, finding the title to be entirely intriguing. Brunton's critique is that TGC is confusing the terms "justice" and "charity." By doing so they are muddying the Gospel. I [...]
Well, here we are again discussing the nature of the Church. Again, there is debate in my circles between those who insist that formal membership in a local church is mandatory for Christians, and those who believe that this is a mistaken notions, at least as it is often presented. I have written elsewhere about how [...]
Please forgive me. My first son is about to be born. Needless to say, I am on a huge baptism kick. As I have been studying I have returned time and again to the question of why we should even study this doctrine. Some good reasons came to mind, but why reinvent the wheel? Westminster Larger Catechism Question [...]
The below is a short introduction to John Calvin that was written for a class on Church History. From his earliest days as a Protestant Reformer, John Calvin (1509-1564) has been either highly esteemed as the greatest systematician of reformation theology, or otherwise severely loathed as a controlling leader who accurately imaged the God he [...]
The below is a list of objections to the practice of covenant infant baptism followed by a response. Most of these objections are my own, objections that kept me from the practice for a time. The list was originally created as an outline of questions to help me think through the issue. As I worked [...]