The Law and All Good Works Must Be Utterly Excluded… (Fisher)

After explaining the differences between the law and the gospel, Edward Fisher (in The Marrow of Modern Divinity) went on to relate these differences to the doctrine of justification. This section struck me again toady; I really appreciate it and wanted to share it. Here's what Fisher wrote: And now, knowing rightly how to distinguish… Continue reading The Law and All Good Works Must Be Utterly Excluded… (Fisher)

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… Continue reading Christ’s Resurrection and Our Justification (Hodge)

A Religion of Merit or a Religion of Grace? (Machen)

Many endorsements of many new Christian books say things like "must read" or "must have on your shelves" or "this book is a modern classic." The cynic in me rolls my eyes at these kinds of endorsements; in some ways it is just hype. Forgive me for my cynicism! Now I do believe there are… Continue reading A Religion of Merit or a Religion of Grace? (Machen)

In Christ You Are… (Kuyper)

There's a most wonderful phrase in Romans 3:24: ...and are justified freely by his grace.... Obviously this phrase about grace is part of Paul's larger discussion in Romans about justification by faith alone in Christ alone. It's a beautiful reality for the Christian! I appreciate Abraham Kuyper's devotional paragraph on this thought combined with Revelation… Continue reading In Christ You Are… (Kuyper)

Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

This morning while studying the incomprehensibility of God I found this great hymn by Augustus Toplady. Based on the last stanza, it could be called "Love Incomprehensible." Here it is - it's great devotional reading for the day! 1 From thy supreme tribunal, Lord,Where justice sits severe,I to thy mercy seat appeal,And beg forgiveness there.2… Continue reading Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)