Luther on Predestination
“Concerning predestination, it is best to begin below, at Christ, as then we both hear and find the Father; for all those that have begun at the top have broken their necks. I have been thoroughly plagued and tormented with such cogitations of predestination; I would needs know how God intended to [...]
“How come I am guilty of someone else’s sin? Why am I condemned because of what Adam did?” This is a common objection to the doctrine of Original Sin (also called Inherited Guilt). If you reject the idea that we are guilty in Adam, [...]
My good friend Mark posted some helpful facts from Bruce Gordon’s biography of John Calvin in regards to the Servetus affair. Even though Bruce Gordon is quite critical of Calvin in other areas, he clears his reputation in the Servetus affair. This post [...]
I’m going to deal with Romans 5 in two sections: verses 1-11 first with some brief comments and verses 12-21 with some more in-depth comments.
I will be quoting from the English Standard Version.
Quote: [5:1] Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord [...]
There is overwhelming biblical supporting the Providence of God.
An interesting quote from Easton’s Bible Dictionary along these lines:
Providence is generally used to denote God’s preserving [...]
FROM all eternity God decreed all that should happen in time, and this He did freely and unalterably, consulting only His own wise and holy will. Yet in so doing He does not become in any sense the author of sin, nor does He share responsibility for sin with sinners. Neither, by reason of His [...]
Martin Luther once wrote: All things whatever arise from, and depend on, the divine appointment; whereby it was foreordained who should receive the word of life, and who should disbelieve it; who should be delivered from their sins, and who should be hardened in them; and who should be justified and who should be condemned.
Someone asked me recetnly,
“How do you now feel about the workings of free will and predestination in our lives?
It is Sunday morning and a young family are driving their compact auto to their place of worship. There is mom and dad and three children under five years. They are committed Christians who [...]
An non-reformed friend of mine recently asked me what I believe about “free will”.
I wrote out a response to him.
This is in response to your question to me as to what I believe about free will.
Free will is the ability for a person to make choices that determine some or all of [...]
Well, I’m back after some time off from blogging.
I’ve been looking into the Puritans recently. And I found this Puritan prayer that really sums up how I feel as of late.
It is entitled “Confession & Petition”…
I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, of failure [...]
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