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2 Maccabees & Paul on Resurrection

by   | November 21, 2020

There is a fascinating passage in the Apocrypha in the book of 2 Maccabees which talks of the hope of the resurrection of the dead. It uses terminology that Paul later uses in 1 Corinthians 15 and elsewhere in the New Testament.

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True And False Gospel In Proverbs 9

by   | March 24, 2020

Observations on how Proverbs 9 presents a foreshadowed picture —of sorts— of the gospel and also an anti-gospel at work in the earth (i.e. the work of God and the devil, respectively).

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John Murray on Regeneration and Faith

by   | July 17, 2019

The American Calvinist theologian John Murray discussing regeneration and faith in his book Redemption: Accomplished and Applied (pg. 106):

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Martin Luther’s Sense of Sin and Why We Should Take Sin Seriously

by   | June 24, 2019

Martin Luther for many years early in his life was tormented in mind and soul, constantly sensing his sin before God and yet seeing only the heavy hand of a righteous God who must judge sin and execute justice.



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The Word That Gives Life

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A Poem by Joshua Nielsen.

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Ridderbos on the Gospel as rooted in History

by   | February 28, 2022

Herman Ridderbos in his book When the Time Had Fully Come explains how the gospel is more than just that which is concerned with man’s stake in it through justification, but is in its fullness rooted in the historical and factual reality of the incarnate Christ who lived, died, rose again, ascended, and poured out Continue Reading…

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God Is Not Duly Worshipped Until He is Listened To

by   | February 8, 2022

In his comments on Deuteronomy 31, John Calvin writes something that explains how the reading/hearing of Scripture is properly necessary to worship of God in reverential fear and obedience. If we are not reading God’s word with regularity to remind ourselves of its revealed message, or memorizing and meditating upon it in recollection, should that Continue Reading…

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Do Christians need to do theology?

by   | July 11, 2019

Theology as the pursuit of the knowledge of God.

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The Object of Biblical Theology

by   | June 24, 2019

A Historical and Modern Evaluation.

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What Is Your Story In Light Of The Story Of God?

by   | December 2, 2021

A friend of mine and missionary among the Maasai and other tribes in Kenya, Joshua Barron, recently shared the above image and asked what my personal answer would be.

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What Has The Kingdom Of God To Do With Repentance?

by   | October 12, 2021

Dr. Dan Ulrich delivers a message where repentance is brought to the fore to consider its relationship to the kingdom of God in a text from the Gospel of Matthew.

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Daily Meditations: Continuous Means of Grace

by   | January 31, 2021

Problems with limiting God’s “means of grace”.




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Did The Apostle Paul Moonlight As a Military Subcontractor?

by   | July 7, 2019

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John Murray on Regeneration and Faith

by   | July 17, 2019

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