Christ and/in the Old Testament (Kuyper)

When I was a younger Christian, I would have readily admitted that the OT does contain many prophecies and promises about Christ. But the more I read Scripture, meditate on it, and read solid Christian literature about Scripture, the more I realize that the OT is Christ-centered in ways almost too deep to explain and …

Repelling Satan’s Temptations with Scripture (Winslow)

In Octavius Winslow's book, The Sympathy of Christ, he spends some time discussing Christ's temptation (Mt 4:1-11). Winslow comments on Christ's temptation and then explains how Christ understands our temptations (Heb 2:18, 4:15). He even gives practical insight into fighting off Satan's temptations in a Christ-like way. For example, Winslow says we must beware of …

The Clarity/Perspicuity of Scripture (Bavinck)

Reading through Herman Bavinck on the attributes of Scripture I ran across a helpful note on the clarity of Scripture. I was going to post it here but I found out I did already in August, 2021. Anyway, here it is again because it's good enough to share twice! I appreciate Herman Bavinck's explanation and …

The Joy of Conversion (Sproul)

Here's an autobiographical note from R. C. Sproul in his book, Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow. I've read these paragraphs a few times and they still bring a smile to my face when I read them again. The time of greatest joy in my life was my conversion to Christ, the defining moment …

Paul and the Old Testament Scriptures (Childs)

Here's an interesting book that gives an overview of the interpretation of Isaiah from the early church (Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, etc.) to the modern era: The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture by Brevard Childs. I'm still making my way through the book, but so far it's been helpful. I don't always agree with …

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