Results tagged “redemption” from Reformation21 Blog

Trying Not to Remember

Article by   January 2017
I've been thinking a lot about self-deception and the lies we tell ourselves. Sometimes we lie to others so that we can advance ourselves. Sometimes we lie to others so that we can gain a foothold to a place... continue

The Soul Felt Its Worth

Article by   December 2016
We all wrestle with feeling worthless at some time or another. The world imputes value to individuals, whether it admits such or not, on the basis of gender, race, age, physical appearance, profession, possessions, income, intelligence, accomplishments, character traits, ability... continue

Running the Race of Redemption

Article by   December 2016
"If I had died in the line of duty, I don't think that I would have come to Christ. If I had been shot, I would have worn that as a badge of heroism. But when God gave me cancer,... continue

The Savior at the Well

Article by   July 2016
"I am the woman at the well, I am the harlot I am the scattered seed that fell along the path I am the son that ran away And I am the bitter son that stayedMy God, my God, why hast Thou accepted me When... continue

No Adam, No Christ!

Article by   May 2016
Preaching through Genesis over the past year and a half has encouraged me to re-open quite a number of significant theological subjects--not least of which is the historical character of the foundational portions of God's revelation. Over the past 150 years, biblical... continue

More Goodness Showed To Us Than to Christ

Article by   January 2016
Christians affirm that God is good, but just how good is God? We can speak of him being "infinitely good" but that still doesn't help the person in the pew much. People need specifics.Is it possible that God could show... continue

Warfield on the Incarnation

Article by   December 2015
Cur Deus homo? "Why did God become a man?," Anselm asked. This is a question that has exercised theologians for hundreds of years, with the canonical materials receiving their first deep and searching analysis in Athanasius' On the Incarnation of... continue

Adamic Evasions, Divine Provision: Calvin on Gen. 3.8-21

Article by   September 2014
Calvin takes as given the historicity of Adam and Eve and the events surrounding their creation and fall. He rebukes, on this score, the 3rd century theologian Origen and "others like him" who -- finding little of value in Adam... continue

"Behold the blessèd Lamb of God"

Article by   August 2014
L.M. (Eden)Behold the blessèd Lamb of God,Who for the world poured out his blood;He died and suffered on the treeThat men the grace of God might see.Behold the bleeding Sacrifice -Salvation at unmeasured price.He came to this dark world below,God's... continue

"God set before me love"

Article by   May 2014
S.M. (Bod Alwyn)God set before me loveTo draw my soul to him,But I was bound in Satan's chainsAnd revelled in my sin.I saw the mercy seat,Was taught the way to go;I saw that Christ had died for sin,But did not... continue

"In Eden's sinless garden"

Article by   January 2013
7 6. 7 6 (St. Alphege)In Eden's sinless gardenA man and woman stood,Each crafted in God's image,And both entirely good.The serpent entered Eden,And entered both their hearts;And neither did resist him,Fell to his fiery darts.So Adam's abdicationWas punished by the... continue

The Man of Joy

Article by   August 2012
If creation provides the basic mold filled by redemptive re-creation (Is 45:18; Rev 7:9; 1 Cor 15:45), and if human fathers with their children, however finitely or imperfectly, image God as the Father of His children (Matt 7:11; Heb 12:7),... continue
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