"The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified. So the community of the cross is a community of celebration, a eucharistic community, ceaselessly offering to God through Christ the sacrifice of … Continue reading The Cross – Peter Paul Rubens
Happy Lord's Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dAPZBqSOqs Webster's 1828: DA'YSMAN, n. An umpire or arbiter; a mediator. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us. Job 9. There is one mediator between the Lord and man, Christ Jesus was our daysman our sins were laid on Him. Wounded for our transgressions and justice for our peace, yet God was … Continue reading Our Daysman
Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…I was hoodwinked and bamboozled into believing the PreTrib Rapture and Dispensationalism. I’ve blogged about this in the past. It was my own fault. I didn’t examine the tradition I was being spoon fed in light of scripture. For most of us in North American who attend conservative, Bible … Continue reading The Rapture Question Answered
Michael P. Jensen is the author of Sydney Anglicanism: An Apology and (with Tom Frame) Defining Convictions and Decisive Commitments–The Thirty-Nine Articles in Contemporary Anglicanism. He is the rector of St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point, in Sydney, Australia. 1. Since the arrival of Christianity in Britain in the 3rd century, British Christianity has had a distinct flavor and independence of spirit, … Continue reading Insights into Anglicanism
Arthur Walkington Pink is one of my spiritual fathers. His work the Interpretation of the Scriptures really helped me iron out issues I've had with biblical interpretation. I still refer to his works when needed (especially his commentary on Hebrews) when studying the word. He is far from perfect but always enlightening and I thank God … Continue reading Interpretation of the Scriptures
"Though most loudly denounce salvation by works, when examined closely, all false religion is works religion. Augustus Toplady put it this way – “Every religion except one puts you upon doing something in order to recommend yourself to God…It is the business of all false religion to patch up a righteousness in which the sinner … Continue reading False Religion
I read this article once a year! Posted for your enjoyment. Presuppositional Apologetics in conversation by Cornelius VanTil We have first the non-Christian, who worships the creature rather than the Creator. We shall call him Mr. Black. Mr. Black may be a very “decent” sort of man. By God’s common grace he may do much that … Continue reading It’s all in black and white…and grey!
The Great Exchange and Forensic Justification in the Early Church Fathers by Craig Truglia of Orthodox Christian Theology Some Catholics and Eastern Orthodox like to say Martin Luther invented the concept of the “Great Exchange.” The Great Exchange, in short, teaches that Christ bore the punishment for our sins, thus satisfying God’s need for justice, but at … Continue reading The Great Exchange