The Law/Gospel Distinction in Reformed Theology

This is a re-post from October, 2009. I've posted on this before, but it is something that needs to be said more than a few times: the law/gospel distinction is right there in the fabric of historic Reformed theology.  Though some people don't like it, won't teach it, and think it is Lutheran, it is… Continue reading The Law/Gospel Distinction in Reformed Theology

The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism for Kids

Here's an excellent book to introduce kids to the story behind the Heidelberg Catechism: The Quest for Comfort by William Boekestein.  In around 30 pages, Boekestein gives a brief and readable background of how the Heidelberg Catechism came to be.  The main storyline deals with the lives of Caspar Olevianus, Zacharias Ursinus, and Elector Frederick… Continue reading The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism for Kids

The Unspeakable Consolation of Providence

One of the great things about the Christian faith is the deep comfort it brings to the weary heart - specifically I'm thinking of providence.  Here are a few comforting quotes on providence from some Reformation confessions and teachers.  “This doctrine affords us unspeakable consolation, since we are taught thereby that nothing can befall us… Continue reading The Unspeakable Consolation of Providence

Duty of the Christian: Distinguish Between Law and Gospel

 "To know the difference so as to be able to distinguish aright between the law and the gospel is of the utmost importance to the faith, holiness, and comfort of every true Christian.  It will be impossible otherwise for a man so to believe as to 'be filled with joy and peace in believing.'  If… Continue reading Duty of the Christian: Distinguish Between Law and Gospel

Law/Gospel: A Staple in Reformation Theology

We've posted on this before, but it is something that needs to be said more than a few times: the law/gospel distinction is right there in the fabric of old-school Reformed theology.  Though some people don't like it, won't teach it, and think it is Lutheran, it is undeniable that a sharp law/gospel distinction is… Continue reading Law/Gospel: A Staple in Reformation Theology