Obedience Flows out of Union with Christ

A brief quote from Dr. Michael Horton’s What’s Wrong and Right About the Imitation of Christ “Doing what Jesus did is different from bearing the fruit of Christ’s righteous life. In fact, [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Elect Angels

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 [...]

John Gill on the Theological Terminology

From John Gill’s commentary on 2 Timothy 1:13, considering the “pattern of sound words.” Such “words” are well preserved in confessions! Indeed, when words have long [...]

Man’s Duty and God’s Purpose

From Owen Volume 10: 3. We must exactly distinguish between man’s duty and God’s purpose, there being no connection between them. The purpose and decree of God is not the rule of our duty; [...]

Theology and the Theological Seminary

Theology and the Theological Seminary James M. Renihan In Jude’s brief epistle we find two thought provoking statements: “contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (verse 3); [...]

Making Progress in a Day of Decline

Submitted by Prof. Renihan Overall, the state of our churches seems to be healthy. But I cannot say the same about the state of Evangelical Christianity in general. When I look there, I have deep [...]

Great is the Mystery of Godliness

Profound words, very relevant today, from John Owen, Vol. 1 Some would have all things that we are to believe to be leveled absolutely unto our reason and comprehension — a principle which, at [...]

Pactum Salutis, Historia Salutis, Ordo Salutis and the Ministry

I would like to place the ministry within a theological context. I am convinced that we must view all of life theologically, and must seek to bring all of our thoughts captive to Christ and his [...]

Calvin on Scripture’s Testimony to God

Scripture’s Testimony to God: Institutes I:11:1 1.We are forbidden every pictorial representation of God As Scripture, in accommodation to the rude and gross intellect of man, usually [...]

Truth and Consequences

Submitted by Prof. Renihan The relation between exegesis and theology is very interesting. After the process of careful exegetical study, what do we do with the results? To some degree, this [...]