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Beginning to Explain The Theology of Federal Vision

I must apologize for the month-long delay in completing this series on the Federal Vision. Seasonal travels and other obligations interfered. Nevertheless, I will begin to lay out a summary description of the theological issues involved in the Federal Vision and offer some critical observations. Before attempting this, a few caveats have to be given. […]

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A Federal Vision History

I recently introduced a series on the Federal Vision. In the first installment, I explained why people are still talking about it and promised follow-up articles explaining the history and development of FV. In this post I would like to give something of a survey history of the personalities and controversy and explain some of […]

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Giving Up the Ghost: What To Think of the Federal Vision After All These Years

A little over a week ago Professor Scott Clark sounded his quarterly alarm about the Federal Vision. Even though the Federal Vision was a theological discussion that began at the turn of the 21st century and reached its zenith around 2008, Dr. Clark warns his audience that the Federal Vision is back and gaining adherents. […]

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Tempted Without Sin: The Temptations of Christ in Accordance Reformed Christology

Earlier this year, an article at TGC Australia started a controversy over the question of the temptations and impeccability of Christ. In the article, Ed Shaw wrote, “I’m wanting the young people who come to this event to know that Jesus is the one person that they can fully trust with their sexualities, identities and […]

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Catechismus primus, Quaestiones XXXI-XXXV

After a little delay, we’re back with the next section of the First Catechism in Latin. These questions treat the definition of sin and the Fall. As always, please feel free to do with these as you like. Quaestiones XXX-XXXV xxxi. Quid significat illud “transgressio”? Facere quae mihi interdicit Deus. xxxii. Quid meretur omne peccatum? Ira […]

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“Christ in the Promise, Christ in the Word”

Justification at its most basic is straightforward. A man recognizes that he is a sinner. He judges himself to be guilty for his sin before God. He looks for a source whence he can obtain the righteousness he does not possess. He finds it offered to him in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He trusts […]

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Catechismus primus, Quaestiones XXVI-XXX

Next five questions below, about the Covenant of Life and sin. Quaestiones XXVI-XXX xxvi. Quid promisit Deus in foedere vitae? Se Adam vita donaturum esse, si Deo perfecte pareret. xxvii. Quid minatus est Deus in foedere vitae? Se Adam morte puniturum esse, si Deo non pareret. xxviii. Tenuitne Adam foedus vitae? Non id tenuit; in […]

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Catechismus primus, Quaestiones XXI-XXV

The next five in our ongoing series, on creation and the covenant of life… Quaestiones XXI-XXV xxi. Quomodo cognoscis animum vitam in aeternum esse acturum? Quod Scripturae sanctae mihi hoc docent. xxii. In quo statu Adam Hevamque constituit Deus? Deus eos in sanctitatis et beatitudinis statu constituit. xxiii. Quod foedus fecit cum Adam Deus? Foedus […]

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Catechismus primus, Quaestiones XVI-XX

Today we continue on with the next five questions of the First Catechism translated into Latin, which concern the creation of Adam and Eve. Quaestiones XVI-XX xvi. Qui erant primi nostri parentes? Adam et Heva. xvii. Qualem hominem creavit Deus? Deus hominem creavit masculum et feminam, iuxta imaginem suam. xviii. Ex qua materia formati sunt primi […]

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Catechismus primus, Quaestiones XI-XV

Yesterday I posted the first 10 questions of the First Catechism in Latin. Today we’re back with the next five. xi. Potesne Deum videre? Deum videre non possum, sed Deus me videt semper. xii. Scitne Deus omnia? Deus omnia scit, et nihil ei latet. xiii. Potestne facere omnia Deus? Deus totam voluntatem sanctam facere potest. xiv. […]