Joel Beeke on 01/18/2019

Puritan Prayer for World Mission (1)

By Joel BeekeReformed, experiential Christianity birthed the pioneer missionary efforts of men such as John Eliot (1604–1690), David Brainerd (1718–1747),William Carey (1761–1834),Adoniram Judson(1788–1850), and John G. Paton (1824–1907). This mission effort was small and struggling until it explode

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Ryan McGraw on 01/15/2019

Leiden Synopsis and the Divine Attributes (2)

By Ryan McGrawCommunicable and Incommunicable Attributes and Divine AffectionsWhy does it seem like no two lists of the divine attributes are identical? The previous post showed that part of the reason for this is that God is an incomprehensible and simple being. He is simply always beyond our grasp

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Henry Jansma on 01/11/2019

The 39: The Sacraments (7)

By Henry JansmaThe exposition on the sacraments draws to a close as the redeeming work of Christ on the cross and its meaning in the sign of the Lord’s Supper are joined, further underlining our argument that the articles must be read as a whole. Articles 11-18 underline articles 25-31.XXXI — Of the

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Bob McKelvey on 01/10/2019

Proto-Puritan William Tyndale (2)

By Bob McKelveyLife in ExileLast time, we looked at the proto-Puritan William Tyndale in the early stages of his life and work until he left England for Germany. In one sense, he chose this “exile”, but in another, he was forced there to finish his translation work. In this second of a five-part ser

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Patrick Ramsey on 01/08/2019

A Helpful Distinction

By Patrick RamseyI am currently preaching a sermon series on the Gospel of John. There are some passages in that Gospel that appear to betray the grace of the gospel by presenting a legalistic view of salvation. Since Scripture cannot contradict itself, we know that these passages don’t teach lega

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Joel Beeke on 01/04/2019

The Puritans on the Lord’s Supper (7)

By Joel BeekeHindrances to & Benefits of the Lord’s SupperWhile the Lord’s Supper was open to all believers, not all believers participated fully and regularly in it. There are several hindrances that prevented believers from receiving all the benefits of the sacrament.The first hindrance is the dev

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Ryan McGraw on 01/01/2019

Leiden Synopsis and the Divine Attributes (1)

By Ryan McGrawStandard Questions, Incomprehensibility, and SimplicityGod is incomprehensible. This means that he is always beyond us. The heaven of heavens cannot contain him (1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chron. 2:6; 6:18), much less our feeble minds and lisping speech. For this reason, lists of divine attribute

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Danny Hyde on 12/28/2018

Meet the Puritans: Top 10 from 2018

By Danny HydeThe end of the year is close at hand, so we decided to look back at some of our most popular articles from 2018. Here's a list of our top ten:10. Philip Ryken, The Crook in the LotGod rules the universe, even when we suffer. For some this is a bitter pill to swallow; for Thomas Boston (

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Ryan McGraw on 12/18/2018

A Series of Unfortunate Ideas? The Use and Abuse of Scholastic Theology

By Ryan McGrawI have often noted in conversation that “scholasticism” is a bad word with bad connotations for many people. However, it has also become a strange word that does strange things to people. In some cases, it may even produce strange people or make the strange ones even stranger. When I h

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Patrick Ramsey on 12/12/2018

The Incarnation

By Patrick RamseyThe puritans aren’t known for their love of the Christmas season. They did, however, love the incarnation. John Flavel addressed this topic in his sermon on Philippians 2:8, which will be the subject of this article. I will briefly summarize some of his comments on the incarnation a

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