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)

The Free Offer, Thomas Boston, and the Marrow Controversy

The Marrow controversy in the Church of Scotland (1718-1726) was an important event in church history. In fact, its importance goes well beyond the Church of Scotland. The controversy was sparked when Edward Fisher’s 1645 work, The Marrow of Modern Divinity was republished in Scotland in 1718. The main points of contention had to do… Continue reading The Free Offer, Thomas Boston, and the Marrow Controversy

The Marrow of Modern Divinity Simplified (Wilson)

 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)