Reconciled!

God has – by grace alone – reconciled sinners to himself through Christ’s work (Rom. 5:10-11, 2 Cor. 5:18-20, etc.).  Here’s how Herman Bavinck describes this gospel: “Because Christ by his death has covered our sin and averted God’s wrath, God changes his attitude towards the world into one of reconciliation, and he tells us …

Forgiving Those Who Don’t Seek It?

Andrew and I recently discussed the tough issue of how to forgive someone who hasn’t sought forgiveness.  In other words, how can a Christian forgive someone who has never asked to be forgiven?  What do you do if someone has very obviously sinned against you in a big way but hasn’t tried to make things …

There is One Mediator

Many Christians have benefited from Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology because it is biblical, clear, and concise.  I was recently studying the biblical teaching that Christ is our Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5) and I checked what Berkhof had to say about this doctrine.  Here’s the excerpt from the second-to-last paragraph of his section on “The Nature …

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