Sproul on the Curse and the Cross

In his excellent little book, The Truth of the Cross, R.C. Sproul discusses the Ancient Near Eastern  (Sumerians, Akkadians, etc.) treaties/covenants and how parts of them were pretty much universal back then.  He then shows now the blessings and curses of the Mosaic covenant point to Christ.  In the light of the curse specifically, Sproul… Continue reading Sproul on the Curse and the Cross

Luther, Suffering, and Cross

      Recently, I was involved in consoling close friends as they faced the terrible suffering and death of their son.  After Scripture, the first book I picked up was Forde's On Being a Theologian of the Cross (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997).  In this book, the great Lutheran theologian Gerhard Forde discusses the Heidelberg… Continue reading Luther, Suffering, and Cross