Sanctification: Not Sitting Back (Letham)

 Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God sanctifies the ones he calls out of darkness into his marvelous light.  But we who are called out of darkness and given the Holy Spirit are also responsible for growing in faith and obedience.  I appreciate how Robert Letham summarizes this: Paul writes of us having been… Continue reading Sanctification: Not Sitting Back (Letham)

Young Children at the Table? (Letham)

 Here's a good short summary of why confessionally Reformed churches have historically not allowed young children to participate in the Lord's Supper: Recently, a growing number have advocated paedocommunion - giving communion to infants and very young children who have not made a public profession of faith.  Two factors have encouraged this.  One is a… Continue reading Young Children at the Table? (Letham)

Explaining Our Knowledge of God (Letham)

  Here's a helpful section of Robert Letham's new Systematic Theology.  It has to do with the nature of our knowledge of and language about God. Our knowledge of God is not univocal, identical to his in manner or content.  If it were, it would yield a precise identity between God's knowledge and ours.  His knowledge… Continue reading Explaining Our Knowledge of God (Letham)