“15Therefore He is the mediator of the New Covenant, so that those called for an eternal inheritance might receive the promise, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16For where there is a covenant, it is necessary for the one making the covenant to proffer … Continue reading A Proposed Interpretation of Hebrews 9:15-22
Is Hell eternal seperation from God or the experience of wrath pouring forth from God for an eternity? Those who argue for the former often appeal to 2 Thessalonians 1:9. In a paper I recently posted on academia.edu, I argue that the best reading of the Greek preposition apo ("away from") in this verse is … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians and Hell: Separation From or Wrath Coming Forth From God?
The purpose of the this post is to give an overview and an introduction to the many ways Christians have answered the many questions around which the Calvinism-Arminianism debate revolve. I have attempted to lay out the central questions and give the historical and contemporary responses in language as close as possible to that of … Continue reading A Primer on the Facets of the Human Responsibility Debate
Of the books I have read over the last 3 or 4 years there are only a few I can distinctly look at as having caused a major shift in the way I viewed God and the Bible, one of these few is D.A. Carson’s The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God. In Evangelicalism … Continue reading A Review of The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson
One thing our culture is great at these days in encouraging self-confidence. We are told from childhood that we can do anything we put our minds towards, we are often presented with this picture of children being born innocent and being corrupted by time—in the Christian culture the corruption of our children is often pinned … Continue reading The Facade of Confidence; How Self-Confidence Destroys Our Identity
A sermon on Hebrews 8 and the superiority of the New Covenant over the old covenant. Because of the differences between the church context where I preached this and the public setting of the internet, some clarification: The reason the Old Covenant is faulted and obsolete is not because God made a mistake, but because … Continue reading Hebrews 8 – In Christ we have received the better promises of the New Covenant.
This sermon was preached to small congregation in white rock BC, Canada on the 18th of August 2013. Introduction Good morning church! In Tom’s absence I have the privilege of bringing you this morning’s sermon, though unfortunately it may be a little bit less lively than Philip’s last week; I won’t be doing any singing…but … Continue reading Hebrews 8 – In Christ we have received the better promises of the New Covenant.
It seems fitting for us this, at least for Canadians, thanksgiving weekend to partake of communion, the Lord’s Supper, and remember our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His work on the Cross. This time of year is traditionally one where people gather together and give thanks for all they have in their lives. What … Continue reading A Communion Service
"The faith which is enjoined and commanded in the gospel hath divers several acts and different degrees, [this consideration is incredibly useful for addressing the challenge that Particular Redemption impedes preaching of the Gospel; it is false that the first thing that people are to believe is that Christ died for them a particularly and … Continue reading Limited Atonement and the Preaching of the Gospel
To which I may add this dilemma to our Universalists [that is universal redemption/unlimited atonement proponents, specifically Thomas More and contemporaries]:--God imposed his wrath due unto, and Christ underwent the pains of hell for, either all the sins of all men, or all the sins of some men, or some sins of all men. If … Continue reading John Owen on the dilemma of unlimited atonement