Edward Fisher's Marrow of Modern Divinity is a classic Reformed text that explains the law, the gospel, justification, faith, and works in great detail. It's been a blessing for me in my Christian walk and many others have said the same. But it's not an easy text to read since it is over 300 years old.… Continue reading The Marrow of Modern Divinity Simplified (Wilson)
Why did Thomas Boston (d. 1732) strongly endorse "The Marrow of Modern Divinity" and write study notes for it? Because he wanted Christians to understand the biblical and practical aspects of the law/gospel distinction. Here's Boston in his own words: That which I aim at, and intend therein, is to show unto myself, and others… Continue reading The Law/Gospel Distinction: A Big Help in Understanding Scripture (Boston)
Many of our readers are perhaps familiar with Edward Fisher's excellent 17th century publication called "The Marrow of Modern Divinity." It is a wonderful treatment of the great Reformation themes of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, to God's glory alone. I've mentioned it quite a few times here on the… Continue reading The Marrow of Modern Divnity: Edited and Abridged (Wilson)
Legalism is one of those things that keeps creeping up in the Christian life and in the Christian church. For example, some people say that there's a final justification which depends upon our works. Others talk about justification by faith alone, but then go on to define faith as faithfulness. Still others have rules for… Continue reading The “Old Filth” of Legalism (Fisher)
"Through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God" (Gal. 2:19 NASB). "If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law" (Gal. 5:18 NASB). In Reformed theology, these words are taken to mean that the believer is not under the law as a covenant… Continue reading Death to the Legalist (in Me)!!