A Righteousness Not Our Own (Hodge)

Charles Hodge's 1841 publication called The Way of Life is a helpful resource on some of the major teachings of Scripture: sin, faith, repentance, justification, etc. Speaking of justification, here's a helpful section from that chapter: In scriptural language condemnation is a sentence of death pronounced upon sin; justification is a sentence of life pronounced… Continue reading A Righteousness Not Our Own (Hodge)

Religion & Morality (or: Dead While They Live) (Hodge)

Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Mt. 22:37 NET). This commandment is echoed in the OT and in the NT. When discussing this great commandment, Charles Hodge related it to religion, morality, and Romans… Continue reading Religion & Morality (or: Dead While They Live) (Hodge)

The Law, Justification, and the Gospel (Hodge)

In chapter five of his book, The Way of Life, Charles Hodge discussed the great topic of justification. This chapter is split into three sections: 1) Importance of the doctrine / Explanation of the Scriptural terms relating to it / Justification is not by works; 2) The demands of the Law are satisfied by what… Continue reading The Law, Justification, and the Gospel (Hodge)

The Plan of Salvation (Hodge)

I always appreciate Charles Hodge’s clear explanation of Christian doctrine and teaching.  I was recently reading volume two of his Systematic Theology - specifically his discussion of God’s sovereign plan of salvation.  After talking about other views, Hodge mentions the Augustinian view.  This is, of course, the view Hodge takes.  After he mentions this view he… Continue reading The Plan of Salvation (Hodge)

Salvation by Grace: Everywhere in Scripture (Hodge)

 "Salvation by grace alone" is a sweet sounding phrase in the ear of the Christian.  Here's a nice explanation of this truth by Charles Hodge: Another decisive fact is that salvation is of grace. The two ideas of grace and works; of gift and debt; of undeserved favour and what is merited; of what is… Continue reading Salvation by Grace: Everywhere in Scripture (Hodge)