Diligence

It is biblical to say that Christians are called to follow Jesus and live the Christian life with diligence.  I appreciate how Dutch theologian Wilhelmus a Brakel (d. 1711) explained this: “God has granted man a soul and a body, as well as the ability to be occupied and to glorify him with both.  …After… Continue reading Diligence

The Suffering of Christ

 Here's a small section of William Ames' (d. 1633) commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 15. "The Lord Christ suffered all the evil penalties that were owed to us on account of sins." "He suffered every kind of evil, as much spiritually as corporeally [bodily], in agony and horror of soul." "He suffered from… Continue reading The Suffering of Christ