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‘Without Body, Parts, or Passions’: A Very Important Discussion

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Our Confession of Faith begins its chapter ‘Of God and of the Holy Trinity’ with this wonderful statement: 1. The Lord our God is but  one only living, and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself,  infinite in being, and perfection, whose Essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself;  a most pure [...]

The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I have come to appreciate very much Carl Trueman’s observations on faith and life. His book Histories and Fallacies is a must read.

Joseph Alleine’s Pastoral Prayer

Monday, August 10th, 2009

After he was ejected from his ministry in Taunton, Joseph Alleine continued to be deeply concerned for the welfare of the flock he was forced to leave. He wrote letters to them, urging them to find Christ and to pursue holiness. He exposed his heart to his people by including the words of his prayer [...]

The Amazing Privilege of Prayer

Friday, July 31st, 2009

I am constantly amazed at the combination of devotion and scholarship present in Puritan authors. They demonstrate that there is no contradiction between careful, dedicated study and reverent worship to God.

A Welcome to the Plague?

Friday, July 17th, 2009

In 1666 (it has been referred to as ‘that apocalyptical year 1666′) plague ravaged England. In London, 60,000 people–that’s one out of every five–died from this horrible disease. One of the ejected Puritans, Samuel Shaw, penned a response to the plague’s visit to his house (he lived about 60 miles northwest of London). It is [...]

The Resurrection of the Ministry of the Church

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

While many teach that Christianity must bring health and wealth, those who read Scripture understand that the opposite is true: our faith carries us through darkness.

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Elect Angels

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

In 2LCF 3:3, we read ‘By the decree of God for the manifestation of his glory some men and Angels, are predestinated, or fore-ordained to Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ to the praise of his glorious grace; others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of his glorious [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Passions

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I am occasionally asked about a statement in 2LCF 2:1, which teaches us that God is ‘without body, parts or passions.’ This is a statement about the simplicity and immutability of God, important, even essential doctrines in classic theism.

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Friday, March 20th, 2009

How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long the God of the Jews, is now also manifest to be the God of the Gentiles: the gospel is now made known to all nations, [...]

The Marvelous Providences of God in the Conversion of Sinners

Monday, March 9th, 2009

From John Flavel’s The Mystery of Providence (Works, IV:377-82) Now there be divers things in those providences, that are versant about this work, which are exceeding sweet and taking: As, namely,

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