John Piper on N.T. Wright

To go along with the recent Apologetics.com show about N.T. Wright and the New Perspective on Paul, I thought I’d note that John Piper has recently written a book entitled, “The Future of Justification: A response to N.T. Wright,” which is available to read for free online. In writing the book, Piper had a chance […]

The Necessity of Christ’s Death

Why did Jesus have to die? Many object to the fact that Christ had to be put to death and that blood had to be shed for the remission of sins (Matt 26:28). They believe this is unbecoming of God. Others believe that if we as humans can forgive others without punishment and God cannot, […]

The Covenant of Redemption

The covenant of redemption is the theological term for the agreement that was made between the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit in how they were going to redeem for themselves the elect. This covenant is not mentioned by name in scripture but it is clearly implied that an agreement […]

Let Your Sins Be Strong

God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ Luke 18:13 One of the tendencies we can often fall into is trying to minimize our sin. We look at wrongs we have done and do everything we can to try and justify our actions, but this is not taking full ownership of our sins. Many times, as […]

A Different Kind of Fear

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 There seems to be plenty to fear in this life, and many people tend to live with fears that plague them from time to time. Some of the common fears involve our family, our employment, and our reputation. It is possible […]

Wrestling with God

24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, […]

I Only Need the Bible

In my studies of Scripture and theology, I occasionally run across someone who sees me reading a systematic theology or something of that sort who says to me, “I don’t need all those other books I only need the Bible.” This statement is frustrating because in one sense it is arrogant, though the person who says […]