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… Continue reading Reconciled!

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… Continue reading Forgiving Those Who Don’t Seek It?

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… Continue reading There is One Mediator