Christ’s Active and Passive Obedience

"[Christ] perfectly met both the penal and the preceptive requirements of God's law.  The passive obedience refers to the former and the active obedience to the latter.  Christ's obedience was vicarious in the bearing of the full judgment of God upon sin, and it was vicarious in the full discharge of the demands of righteousness.  His obedience becomes the... Continue Reading →

Importance of Family Worship

"And verily there is one spring and cause of the decay of religion in our day which we cannot but touch upon and earnestly urge a redress of, and that is the neglect of the worship of God in families by those to whom the charge and conduct of them is committed." - from the... Continue Reading →

Prophet, Priest, King

"First [Christ] appeared as Prophet, teaching and preaching, then at the end of His life He offered His sacrifice as Priest in order after the resurrection to receive His reward and to reign as King." - Geeerhardus Vos (Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 3, 91.)

Covenants and Scripture

"We can't truly understand the Scriptures if we don't understand the covenants God made with his people... The covenants are the backbone of the storyline of the Bible; they help us to unfold the biblical narrative... We can't grasp how the Scriptures fit together if we lack clarity about the covenants God made with his people."... Continue Reading →

The Glory of God

"What is the glory of God?  I would suggest that the glory of God is the weight of the majestic goodness of who God is, and the resulting name, or reputation, that he gains from his revelation of himself as Creator, Sustainer, Judge, and Redeemer, perfect in justice and mercy, loving-kindness and truth." - James... Continue Reading →

Means of Grace

"The preaching of the Word (or, the Word preached) and the administration of the sacraments (or, the sacraments administered) are the means officially instituted in the Church, by which the Holy Spirit works and confirms faith in the hearts of men." - Louis Berkhof (Systematic Theology, 605)

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