Regeneration: Irresistible and Inadmissible

Peter Van Mastricht (d. 1706) was an outstanding Dutch Reformed scholastic, theologian, and professor in Holland during the late 17th century.  His greatest work was Theologia Theoretico-Practica, which was essentially a systematic theology for the mind and heart.  Here’s one section of that work, which specifically has to do with regeneration.  I realize the language… Continue reading Regeneration: Irresistible and Inadmissible

The Work of the Holy Spirit in Regeneration

  John Murray’s book Redemption Accomplished and Applied is an outstanding biblical explanation of Christ’s work for us and in us.  I like this section where Murray talks about regeneration from John 3 – specifically 3:8: The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or… Continue reading The Work of the Holy Spirit in Regeneration

Always Reformed: A Collection of Outstanding Essays

 If you're looking for a book that broadly summarizes the history, theology, and ecclesiology of Reformed churches, you'll want to get Always Reformed, a collection of essays dedicated to Dr. Robert Godfrey, pastor and president of Westminster Seminary California.  This book is a handsome hardcover (around 250 pages) that includes contributions by men like Sinclair Ferguson,… Continue reading Always Reformed: A Collection of Outstanding Essays

Luther on Sola Gratia

   This is one of those books that students of grace need on their bookshelves.  Don't get it on Kindle or Ipad; you need to spend the $15 and get a hard copy so you can write in it, underline parts, scribble notes in the back cover, and just enjoy the simple pleasure of holding a book of… Continue reading Luther on Sola Gratia