Book Review — Human Nature from Calvin to Edwards

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant theologians. In the forward, D.A. Carson writes that nothing is more important than the subject of this massive volume (15). The book is organized into four parts, grouping the chapters by looking at justification according to what the Bible itself teaches, theological perspectives on the doctrine, church history, and pastoral practice.

Received Into the Number: A Theology of Adoption Part VI- Adoption and Biblical Theology

“See the true and better Adam; come to save the hellbound man.” – Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery, Matt Papa. In this series, we have been looking at what God’s Word says about adoption as both an earthly call to care for orphans and as a picture of how He saves undeserving sinners in need … Read more

Compromising Calvinist – When We Just Aren’t Calvinistic Enough (Part 2)

If you have not read Compromising Calvinist – When We Just Aren’t Calvinistic Enough (Part 1), please do so first. As a refresher, in Part 1, we looked at the 6 points of compromise that some of our brethren in question contend are Arminian compromises. Here they are again. Common grace Progressive Sanctification The genuine, … Read more

Compromising Calvinist – When We Just Aren’t Calvinistic Enough (Part 1)

“Compromising Calvinist.” This term has become a fiery dart in the arsenal of some of our Calvinistic brethren. No doubt there are preachers who compromise the truth in many ways. But this term isn’t primarily directed toward social gospel preachers, New Apostolic Reformation sympathizers, or even what some would call “Calminians.” The cross hairs are … Read more