Justification and Double Imputation

Romans 5:19 and 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 are two places in Scripture that teach the twin truths of justification and double imputation: “For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” “…He made Him who knew no sin to… Continue reading Justification and Double Imputation

The Reformation Rejection of Transubstantiation

  In the context of the 16th century Protestant Reformation the Roman Catholic Church taught (and still teaches) that the Lord’s Supper is a divine sacrifice in which Jesus is offered in a bloodless manner.  Rome teaches that Christ is “truly, really, and substantially contained in the propitious sacrament of the holy Eucharist under the… Continue reading The Reformation Rejection of Transubstantiation

Psalms, Worship, and Prayer

The selections of articles about the psalter and Christian worship in Sing a New Song are outstanding.  Here's a helpful discussion in chapter 11, "Psalmody and Prayer" written by John Fesko. "We live in a culture that desires near-constant entertainment, so it should not be much of a surprise to find an entertainment-driven understanding of… Continue reading Psalms, Worship, and Prayer

New Books of Note

Next week I'll be on a short sabbatical, so along with enjoying family time and a hike in the Snoqualmie national forest (fighting the snow?), I'll be spending time reading Bernard of Clairvaux, Blaise Pascal, Ralph Venning, and Marva Dawn; I'll probably just do a few blogs on Bernard and Blaise.  For now, I want to point out a some newer books… Continue reading New Books of Note