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July 26, 2017 by John Fonville 0 comments

Theodore Beza on how the Gospel changes the effect of the preaching of the Law in believers

Theodore Beza on how the Gospel changes the effect of the preaching of the Law in believers....Keep Reading

Tags: gospel, sanctification, faith, good works, preaching, assurance, law, Holy Spirit, Total Depravity, Prayer, Union with Christ, Regeneration, new nature, curse of the Law, disposition

July 24, 2017 by John Fonville 0 comments

Theodore Beza on the Law and Gospel, Part 2

Theodore Beza on the similarities and the differences between the Law and the Gospel....Keep Reading

Tags: Geneva, Reformed, john calvin, theodore beza, law and gospel

July 24, 2017 by John Fonville 0 comments

Theodore Beza on the Law and Gospel, Part 3

Theodore Beza on what end (purpose) the Holy Spirit uses the preaching of the Law....Keep Reading

Tags: john calvin, Geneva, Reformed, Reformation, means of grace, theodore beza, preaching, law and gospel

July 24, 2017 by John Fonville 0 comments

Theodore Beza on the Law and the Gospel, Part 4

Theodore Beza on the Gospel and its authority, why, how and for what end (purpose) it was written....Keep Reading

Tags: john calvin, Geneva, Reformed, Reformation, theodore beza, law, law and gospel, gospel

July 24, 2017 by John Fonville 0 comments

Theodore Beza on the Law and Gospel, Part 5

Theodore Beza on the manner in which the Gospel includes, in substance, the books of the Old Testament....Keep Reading

Tags: Geneva, Reformed, fulfillment, Reformation, promise, john calvin, theodore beza, Old Testament, gospel

July 24, 2017 by John Fonville 0 comments

Theodore Beza on the Law and Gospel, Part 1

Theodore Beza on the two parts of the Word of God....Keep Reading

Tags: Geneva, Reformed, john calvin, theodore beza, law and gospel

March 6, 2017 by James DeYoung 0 comments

Dr. James DeYoung Revisiting The Shack & Universal Reconciliation

Dr. James B. DeYoung, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary (Portland Campus), provides a much needed and helpful review of the widely popular but misleading book, The Shack. Like the book, the movie continues to exert a great deal of influence within Christian as well as non-Christian circles. Before Evangelicals rush out to watch and commend the movie (and the book), read this article first. Dr. DeYoung brings a unique perspective in his reviews due to the fact that he is personally acquainted with William Paul Young. This article was first written in 2008 to help inform and protect the members of Paramount church....Keep Reading

Tags: Universal Reconciliation, universalism, William Paul Young, The Shack

November 19, 2015 by John Fonville 0 comments

Confusing Law and Gospel: A Review of David Platt's book, Radical.

A review of David Platt's book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream....Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: david platt, radical, missional, francis chan, missions, evangelism, cross-bearing, sanctification, law and gospel, repentance, faith, good works

November 10, 2015 by John Fonville 0 comments

Dispositional Soteriology: Jonathan Edwards on Justification by Faith Alone

George Hunsinger shows how Jonathan Edwards crosses the fine line laid down by the Reformation concerning justification sola fide. Edwards taught that works are not simply external evidence that faith exists. Rather, works are necessary to the efficacy of faith. Works, as the external expression of faith, play a role in justification....Keep Reading

Posted in: Justification Tags: justification, sola fide, sola gratia, George Hunsinger, Jonathan Edwards, dispositional soteriology

May 13, 2015 by John Fonville 0 comments

How Do I Know I'm A Christian?

Assurance lies in the very direct act of faith as one is presented with Christ, the object of faith. The reflex act of faith can support our profession but it cannot become the ground our assurance....Keep Reading

Posted in: Assurance Tags: assurance, Christian Freedom, lordship salvation, direct act of faith, reflex act of faith, pietistic nomism