The Brilliant Ambiguity of the Westminster Standards

Confessions and creeds are useful tools and teachers for Christians who want guidance for standing firm in the faith.  Sadly, some people view Reformed creeds and confessions as straightjackets or paper popes that bind and restrict Christians in  many ways.  However, the Reformed confessions and creeds are purposely ambiguous on certain doctrines; this allows for …

The Mosaic Covenant: What Is It?

(This is a repost from May, 2012) What exactly is the Mosaic/Sinaitic covenant?  Is it part of the covenant of grace God established with his people beginning with Genesis 3:15?  Or is it part of the covenant of works God made with Adam before the fall?  Both? Neither?  In the history of Reformed theology, good …

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