Photo by Oliver Schmid on Pexels.com "Civil governments, as they grow in power, grow in their distance from the people. One young man, a scientist in an important arm of the state, told me that 85 percent of all the personnel in that bureaucracy regard the people as the enemy. Instead of being a people … Continue reading Man and the State
Lately I've been listening to the Just & Sinner podcast and thought I should recommend it again. The latest installment is about the sufficiency of scripture and Dr. Cooper does an great job explaining the subject. A list of recent episodes I'd recommend: The Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture Sola Fide in the Church Fathers … Continue reading Just & Sinner Podcast
“Our light, knowledge, grace, that we have, are of God’s free gift; and so is all the success that has attended our labours. And, as for our discernment into your hearts, and knowledge of the goodness of your state, they are of God also; which he gives us light to see; and knowledge to judge … Continue reading Our Sufficiency
Posted in 2011: Many Reformed folks have Crisp pegged as an antinominian, he was not. Exalter of Christ Alone from MEN'S OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS THEIR GRAND IDOL, "I am not ignorant, beloved, how this assertion goeth under the foul blur of Antinomianism, that blameless walking according to the law, being established, is a fruit of ignorance, … Continue reading Tobias Crisp (1600-1643)
How was it with Cornelius? Cornelius and his friends whom he had invited over to his house, do nothing but sit and listen. Peter is doing the talking. They just sit and do nothing. The Law is far removed from their thoughts. They burn no sacrifices. They are not at all interested in circumcision. All … Continue reading How was it with Cornelius?
from True Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton: All this the apostle puts plainly: ‘Who is he that condemneth? it is Christ that died’ (Rom. 8. 34). He sets the death of Christ against all the charges that can be brought. It is evident that the court of the law cannot condemn the believer: (1) Because … Continue reading Five reasons why the law cannot condemn the believer
Robert Hawker on Hebrews 12:18-24: Within the compass of these verses, we have the most striking description drawn, and by the pencil of the Holy Ghost himself, of the vast difference between Mount Sinai, and Mount Zion; that is, the law, and the Gospel; a Covenant of Works, and a Covenant of Grace. And it … Continue reading The vast difference between Mount Sinai and Mount Zion!
from A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel: "All who are united to Christ, and justified for his righteousness imputed to them, are dead to the law as a covenant; not that they may be without law to God, but that they may be under the law to Christ; not that they may continue … Continue reading John Colquhoun on the Law