Archive for May, 2008

 
 

The Atonement as Ransom and Substitution

Several words are used to describe the atonement in the New Testament. As we continue our series on the atonement, we explore the atonement as a ransom and substitution for the redemption of the elect. Course Notes Hosts Jim Cassidy Jeff Waddington Camden Bucey Links Richard Gaffin festschrift articles

Confession Chapter 20: Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience

1. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin; from the evil of afflictions, the […]

Larger Catechism: Questions 171-180

Q. 171. How are they that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s supper to prepare themselves before they come unto it? A. They that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s supper are, before they come, to prepare themselves thereunto, by examining themselves of their being in Christ, of their sins and wants; of the truth […]

The Atonement and Covenant Theology, Part 2

Join us for the second part of a two part discussion of the atonement and covenant theology. The group discusses the nature of the atonement and its natural and even necessary fit within covenant theology. Christ, as the second Adam, represents his elect and atones for their sins which were committed under the first covenant. […]

Confession Chapter 19: Of the Law of God

1. God gave to Adam a law, as a covenant of works, by which he bound him and all his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience, promised life upon the fulfilling, and threatened death upon the breach of it, and endued him with power and ability to keep it. 2. This law, after […]

Larger Catechism: Questions 161-170

Q. 161. How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? A. The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not by any power in themselves, or any virtue derived from the piety or intention of him by whom they are administered, but only by the working of the Holy Ghost, and the blessing of Christ, […]

The Atonement and Covenant Theology, Part 1

Join us for the first part of a two part discussion of the atonement and covenant theology. The group discusses the nature of the atonement and its natural and even necessary fit within covenant theology. Christ, as the second Adam, represents his elect and atones for their sins which were committed under the first covenant.

Confession Chapter 18: Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation

1. Although hypocrites and other unregenerate men may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favor of God, and estate of salvation (which hope of theirs shall perish): yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavoring to walk in all good conscience […]

Larger Catechism: Questions 151-160

Q. 151. What are those aggravations that make some sins more heinous than others? A. Sins receive their aggravations, 1. From the persons offending; if they be of riper age, greater experience or grace, eminent for profession, gifts, place, office, guides to others, and whose example is likely to be followed by others. 2. From […]

Doctrinal Confusion in the Church

Join us for a discussion of doctrinal confusion in the church. We talk about the influences of postmodernism, post-conservatism, and the emerging church on the contemporary church.