Law…Written on Their Hearts (Ridderbos)

Herman Ridderbos' Paul: An Outline of His Theology is one of those essential resources for help understanding the letters of the Apostle Paul. It was originally published in Kampen in 1967. The English translation was published by Eerdmans in 1975. This book is quite lengthy and it's pretty detailed and in-depth. In Paul, Ridderbos explained… Continue reading Law…Written on Their Hearts (Ridderbos)

Religion & Morality (or: Dead While They Live) (Hodge)

Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Mt. 22:37 NET). This commandment is echoed in the OT and in the NT. When discussing this great commandment, Charles Hodge related it to religion, morality, and Romans… Continue reading Religion & Morality (or: Dead While They Live) (Hodge)

Ask Creation! (Augustine)

 In the opening comments of Augustine's sermon on John 14:6 he noted that some wise philosophers had some sort of knowledge of God.  He said that they saw the Truth from afar, but because of their errors they didn't know how to attain the Truth or come to possess it.  Augustine based his statements on… Continue reading Ask Creation! (Augustine)

Sexuality and Nature in Romans 1:26-27 (Stott)

 Romans 1:26-27 is a very deep text that talks about the darkness and destructiveness of depravity.  In the context of these verses, Paul is discussing how the rejection of God leads to all sorts of misery.  For example, rejecting God affects the mind and morals in very bad ways (v 18, 21).  Rejection of God… Continue reading Sexuality and Nature in Romans 1:26-27 (Stott)

The Tension of Unbelief (Guinness)

Fool's Talk by Os Guinness is an excellent resource for thoughtful Christian apologetics.  I've mentioned it here before so I won't go into details.  But there is a section I was recently reading again - a section which is well worth posting here.  It's based on Romans 1:18ff: "At the core of unbelief is ceaseless,… Continue reading The Tension of Unbelief (Guinness)