Union, Justification, Sanctification, Glorification (Horton)

I appreciate the following selection from Michael Horton's Justification (Vol 2).  It's about union with Christ, justification, sanctification, and glorification: Union is not a goal but the source of our life.  Chosen in him [Christ], redeemed by him, and crucified, buried, and raised with him, we share in Christ's pioneering journey in an 'already' and 'not-yet'… Continue reading Union, Justification, Sanctification, Glorification (Horton)

The Federal Vision and Union With Christ

[Update note: see Lane @ Green Baggins' helpful "sharpening" of my article below.  Thanks Lane!] One area in which the Federal Vision is at odds with historic Reformed theology is the meaning of union with Christ.  This is obviously a huge topic; it’s impossible to discuss it all in a single post.  So for now… Continue reading The Federal Vision and Union With Christ

Jesus Keeps His Sheep

 In his commentary on the Lord's Prayer, Thomas Watson has a great discussion of the preservation of the saints (a.k.a. the "P" in TULIP or the last part of the Canons of Dort).  He says "a saint's perseverance is built upon three immutable pillars." 1) Upon God's eternal love.  We are inconstant in our love… Continue reading Jesus Keeps His Sheep