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The Dangers and Duty of Confessing Sin to One Another

“Open Confession is good for the soul,” or so the maxim goes. Perhaps it might also be said, “Open Confession is  good for your relationship with God and men.” … Read more→

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The Human Growth of Jesus

Over the past two years, I have tried to wrap my mind around what it means for Jesus to have been fully human. Reformed and Evangelical theologians have rightly fixated on … Read more→

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Geerhardus Vos on Supra- and Infra- Lapsarianism

I generally wouldn’t dream of writing a post on the surpa- vs. infra- lapsarian debate, for the very reason that I don’t believe that it bears much fruit at … Read more→

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Jesus: The Breath of Life

There is a fascinating biblical-theological development from creation to new creation having to do with “the breath of life.” Moving from Creation to Redemption, the teaching of Scripture on the “breath … Read more→

 

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A Biblical Theology of Burial

Recently, I have had an extraordinarily high number of people ask me what the Scriptures teach about burial versus cremation. Not being the sharpest tool in the shed, I did … Read more→

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In Plenty and/or Want…

Having grown up in Reformed and Presbyterian churches, I was protected from the toxic influences of such things as the “word of faith” movement and other forms of “health-wealth-prosperity” false … Read more→

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Geerhardus Vos on the Mosaic Covenant and the Covenant of Grace

One is hard pressed today to find a short, and yet, careful and thorough explanation about the place and function of the Mosaic Covenant in the Covenant of Grace in … Read more→

Covenant Theology

Geerhardus Vos on Sides, Administrations and Conditionality in the Covenant of Grace

One of the most difficult, and yet, at the same time, most important aspects of Covenant Theology is the relationship between the elect and the non-elect in the Covenant of … Read more→

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Lord, Should I Forgive My Brother This One Time?

Recently, I was watching a show in which a young apprentice to a very powerful man had made several very serious mistakes that had affected his boss’ business. When the … Read more→

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Ezra and Nehemiah: Types of Christ

I had a friend who used to point out the typological relationship between the Old Covenantal types and Christ almost every time we got together. One with which I was fascinated … Read more→

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What Was Jesus Praying in the Garden?

When I was a young Christian, I used to struggle with how to understand our Lord’s prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed, “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass … Read more→

All Things

How God Even Works Sin Together for the Believer’s Good

The Apostle Paul’s statement in Romans 8:28 is one of the most cherished verses in all of Scripture. “All things work together for good to those who love God, to … Read more→

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The Justification of the Good Works of the Justified

One of the most important theological subjects is that which deals with how we are to view good works in the life a believer. The Apostle Paul, everywhere, explains that … Read more→

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Dangers of Theological Controversy

Debate in theological matters is necessary in a fallen world. God commands believers to “contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). We are to … Read more→

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