The Trinity and the Progressive Character of Revelation (Hodge)

When I was in college, I worked a side job at an auto parts store. One of my coworkers was a very committed Jehovah's Witness. We had quite a few dialogues! He denied the doctrine of the Trinity for several reasons. One reason for his denial was that he couldn't find a good proof text …

Christ’s Resurrection and Our Justification (Hodge)

This verse in Romans has always stuck out to me: He was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification (Rom. 4:25 NET). Or, as the NASB translates it, ...He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. I appreciate Charles …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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