Ben Ciavolella on 07/18/2019

The Master Idol

By Ben Ciavolella"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23). This is a painful process, and at times can discourage even mature Christians. The sins of self-intrest reach deep into the heart, and they are difficult to root out. Samuel

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Ryan McGraw on 07/16/2019

Book Review: Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination

By Ryan McGrawJoel R. Beeke, Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination: Early Lutheran Predestination, Calvinian Reprobation, and Variations in Genevan Lapsarianism, vol. 42, Reformed Historical Theology (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017). 252pp.Predestination has frequently occupied the att

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Tim Lee on 07/13/2019

Book Giveaway Time!

By Tim LeeClick here to enter! We have 2 Copies of A Puritan Theology of Preaching by Chad Van Dixhoorn to give away! The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you. Meet the Puritans is the Alliance's voice of Puritan and Reformed

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Henry Jansma on 07/12/2019

The 39: A Christian Man's Oath

By Henry JansmaWe complete our study of the Thirty-Nine Articles at Article 39, which also concludes its final topic: The relationship between the Christian and the commonwealth. Article Thirty-Nine addresses the distinction between the permissible swearing of an oath from rash and profane swearing

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Patrick Ramsey on 07/11/2019

David Clarkson on Repentance

By Patrick RamseyDavid Clarkson joined John Owen as a fellow minister in a church in London in 1682. Owen entered glory soon thereafter, joining the assembly of the righteous made perfect. Clarkson continued on, preaching in Owen’s pulpit for three more years until his own death in 1686. The Banner

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Joel Beeke on 07/05/2019

Like a Little Salt

By Joel BeekeHow can we be salt and light in our world, so that instead of being “trodden under foot” or “hidden under a bushel” (vv. 13, 15), we can resist evil and do good, and moving unbelievers to glorify God as our Father in heaven? To answer that question, let’s listen to the wisdom of the En

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Bob McKelvey on 07/04/2019

Proto-Puritan William Tyndale (8)

By Bob McKelveyHis Covenant TheologyIn our last post, we compared William Tyndale’s doctrine of justification with Augustine and Luther. This time, we will consider his Tyndale’s covenant theology, which played a vital role in his theology of justification. Next time, for our final episode on Tyndal

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Ryan McGraw on 07/02/2019

The End(s) of Theology

By Ryan McGrawThe first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism (and Larger) Catechism famously states, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” Some have asked whether this is actually one end rather than two, saying instead that man’s chief and highest end is to glorify

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Henry Jansma on 06/28/2019

The 39: Christian Property

By Henry JansmaArticle 38 continues the final topic of the 39 Articles, the relationship between the Christian and the commonwealth. Article 38 considers the question of the extent to which a Christian’s worldly goods should be given over to the work of the church.XXXVIII — OF CHRISTIAN MEN’S GOODS,

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Patrick Ramsey on 06/26/2019

Repentance and Salvation

By Patrick RamseyOne issue that is periodically debated in Reformed circles concerns the relationship repentance has with justification, and more particularly with forgiveness. The Bible clearly states that repentance is necessary for forgiveness (Isa. 55:7; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 5:31; 11:18

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