Archive for February, 2008

 
 

Biblical Theology and the Westminster Standards

This episode addresses biblical theology in the Westminster Standards. As the panel explores the issue, several topics arise such as the relationship between biblical and systematic theology and the practice of preaching through the catechisms.

Confession Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man

1. The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience unto him as their Creator, yet they could never have any fruition of him as their blessedness and reward, but by some voluntary condescension on God’s part, which he hath been pleased to express by way of […]

Shorter Catechism: Questions 41-50

Q. 41. Where is the moral law summarily comprehended? A. The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments. Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandments? A. The sum of the ten commandments is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our […]

Shorter Catechism Practice: Questions 41-50

Q. 41. Where is the moral law summarily comprehended? A. The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments. Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandments? A. The sum of the ten commandments is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our […]

Larger Catechism: Questions 41-50

Q. 41. Why was our mediator called Jesus? A. Our mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their sins. Q. 42. Why was our mediator called Christ? A. Our mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure; and so set apart, and fully furnished with all […]

Larger Catechism Practice: Questions 41-50

Q. 41. Why was our mediator called Jesus? A. Our mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their sins. Q. 42. Why was our mediator called Christ? A. Our mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure; and so set apart, and fully furnished with all […]

The Spirituality of the Church

In this episode the panel covers the spirituality of the church – its history and its bearing on diaconal ministries, humanitarian efforts, and church/state relations.

Confession Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof

1. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtlety and temptation of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit. This their sin, God was pleased, according to his wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory. 2. By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion […]

Shorter Catechism Practice: Questions 31-40

Q. 31. What is effectual calling? A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel. Q. 32. What […]

Shorter Catechism: Questions 31-40

Q. 31. What is effectual calling? A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel. Q. 32. What […]