Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Necessity of Effectual Calling (Or: We Need a Miracle!)

Originally posted on The Reformed Reader:
This is a very helpful discussion of effectual calling/regeneration: If you believe that the natural state of human beings today is that of moral and spiritual neutrality, so that they can do good or…

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Love the Sinner as You Love Your Sinful Self?

BY NICK BATZIG, http://www.reformation.org Over the past week, I’ve seen more appeals to the second half of Matthew 22:39 than I’ve seen artist postcards in a hipster coffee shop. “Love your neighbor as yourself” (which is the second greatest command, … Continue reading

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What are we, that we should think to stand before him, at whose rebuke the earth trembles, and before whom the rocks are thrown down?

Originally posted on Reformedontheweb's Blog:
Their foot shall slide in due time (Deut. Xxxii. 35). The observation from the words that I would now insist upon is this. “There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one moment…

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Election, Grace, and Love (Van Dixhoorn)

Originally posted on The Reformed Reader:
The Westminster Confession says this of the elect: “[God] chose them out of his free grace and love alone, not because he foresaw faith, or good works, or perseverance in either of these, or…

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The Reformation and Election (Van Dixhoorn)

Originally posted on The Reformed Reader:
I recently started reading this resource in my Logos library: T&T Clark Companion to Reformation Theology.  One article that stands out is Chad Van Dixhoorn’s work on election.  In this essay, Van Dixhoorn talks…

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