Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Sacred Doctrine

JBFA in Acts 13.38-9

With great vigor, Calvin unfolds the Pauline teaching of justification by faith alone from Luke’s report of Paul’s words in Pisidian Antioch in Acts 13.38-9 (“Let it be known to you, therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Nothing Common (Again)

I’ve written before about the sense in which there is now no area of life that is “common” because Christ has made all clean: there is no “common” realm in that sense. The last time we looked at this, it was via the Apostle Paul’s comments on Romans 14. Calvin says the same in commenting on […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene

The Resurrection Is the Chief Point of the Gospel

So says Calvin, in his comments on Peter’s words in Acts 1.21, after noting the requirement that anyone who would claim an apostolic office must have seen by autopsy (in the Greek sense of αὐτοψία, “seeing with one’s own eyes”) the risen Jesus: He nameth the resurrection, not because they must bear witness thereof alone; but […]

Archive Early Church Fathers Eric Parker Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Spiritus Victor

The late John Stott encouraged fellow believers to read the book of Acts in tandem with the book of Revelation. Just as the Apostle John wrote two volumes from a heavenly perspective, Stott says, so Luke wrote two volumes from the perspective of a physician, that is, from an earthly perspective. So, Acts and Revelation are […]