Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Sacred Doctrine

“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 […]

Archive Mark Jones Reformed Irenicism Sacred Doctrine

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

In broadly Reformed circles there are many theological catchphrases that are mocked and ridiculed for being theologically perverse. But on a little closer reflection, the phrases have a fairly solid Reformed pedigree and it is only the recent weakening of Reformed theology that has caused us to totally reject statements that are capable of being understood […]

Archive Authors Civic Polity E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Sacred Doctrine The Two Kingdoms

Matthew Henry on the Christian Prince

We continue with our catena of Reformed commentary on Psalm 148:11-12 (so far, Calvin and Musculus), and we are perhaps starting to see something of a consensus emerge. Those we have looked at so far interpret the fact that certain types of people are singled out for special exhortation as bearing special significance. In other words, […]