Results tagged “Merit” from Reformation21 Blog

Covenant Squabbles and Christian Concord

Article by   April 2015
I've enjoyed the recent interaction between Mark Jones and Rick Phillips on the question of whether divine grace informed the covenant of works. I've also appreciated the generally cordial spirit of their interaction. As both Mark and Rick know (and... continue

Calvin contra Thomas (and most Reformed folk) on the merit of Christ

Article by   April 2015
Shamelessly stealing Aaron's "Calvin contra . . ." title form while trying to slip into Mark's stream of interest in merit, I thought this might be a good time to indulge a little excursion in Reformed diversity by noting Calvin's... continue

Can Humans Merit Before God? (2 of 2)

Article by   April 2015
Part 1 here.Westminster Seminary California Professor, David VanDrunen, critiques Norman Shepherd for rejecting Adamic merit:"It is not difficult to see how such a view, if taken seriously, makes belief in Christ's active, imputed obedience impossible. If image bearers do not... continue

Can Humans Merit Before God? (1 of 2)

Article by   April 2015
Some recent defenders of justification by faith have appealed to the concept of Adamic merit because of what they perceive to be the obvious parallels between Adam and Christ. Christ merited as the second Adam, ergo...How do we understand the... continue

Republication Debates

Article by   September 2014
A regrettable piece was published on the Aquila report concerning the Reformed doctrine of republication. I honestly didn't know whether to laugh or cry. In it the author claims that the views of Meredith G. Kline represent "historic, mainstream Reformed... continue
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