Monday Meditation: Psalm 51:12a (Warfield)

Most of our readers are familiar with Psalm 51. This is the Psalm David wrote after his deeply sinful thoughts and actions in the terrible Bathsheba affair. David's sin grieved him greatly and he sought out forgiveness from God. In Psalm 51:12 David prayed, "Restore to me the joy of your salvation" [NIV]. Aroundn one… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Psalm 51:12a (Warfield)

“He Is Able To Save…” (Bunyan)

Hebrews 7:25 says this: Therefore He is able also to save forever [completely, to the uttermost] those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (NASB). Here are some helpful comments on this verse by John Bunyan: I shall now show you something of what it is… Continue reading “He Is Able To Save…” (Bunyan)

Great Grace and a Swelling Tone of Joy! (Warfield)

Scripture teaches that the way of salvation begins and ends with God's grace (John 1:16, Rom. 11:6; 1 Cor. 15:10, etc.). We are justified and saved by grace alone. This truth gives the Christian great joy! I like how B. B. Warfield talked about this. Note how he links together grace and joy: It belongs… Continue reading Great Grace and a Swelling Tone of Joy! (Warfield)

Paul or the Papists? (Latimer)

Hugh Latimer was a 16th-century English preacher who came out of the Roman Catholic church to join the Reformation because of its biblical foundation and emphases. The following is a selection from a 1552 sermon by Hugh Latimer which contrasts the Roman Catholic view of salvation with the Reformation view.   You can read more… Continue reading Paul or the Papists? (Latimer)

The Plan of Salvation (Hodge)

I always appreciate Charles Hodge’s clear explanation of Christian doctrine and teaching.  I was recently reading volume two of his Systematic Theology - specifically his discussion of God’s sovereign plan of salvation.  After talking about other views, Hodge mentions the Augustinian view.  This is, of course, the view Hodge takes.  After he mentions this view he… Continue reading The Plan of Salvation (Hodge)