The covenant of redemption is pretemporal, intratrinitarian, and foundational with reference to God’s dealings with his elect. It is referred to in the 2nd London Confession of Faith 1677/1689 (2LCF) 7:3 as “that eternal covenant transaction that was between the Father and the Son about the redemption of the elect” and 2LCF 8:1 further explains…
The Bible clearly teaches what orthodox Christians have believed for centuries, namely, that Jesus Christ is Almighty God. There are explicit assertions that Christ is God in John 1:1-4, 20:28, Rom. 9:5, Tit. 2:13, Heb. 1:8, and 2 Pet. 1:1. There are applications of divine names to the Lord Jesus in Isaiah 9:6, 40:3, and…
Being a Christian means having a relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Oftentimes, we can get side tracked and pursue Christianity with little regard for the Person of Christ. Things like legalism, mysticism, and asceticism (Col 2) can take our focus off the Lord Jesus.
The Christian Gospel is a message regarding God, man, and the Mediator between the two, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says that God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness” (Hab 1:13). This is bad news for man as the Bible says concerning everyone: “There is none righteous,…
Who is Jesus Christ?
Who does the Bible say that he is?
In the 2nd London Confession of Faith, chapter 2:1, we read concerning God: “The Lord our God is but one only living and true God…without body, parts, or passions…” The denial of passions with reference to God is referred to as the doctrine of divine impassibility. A Statement of the Doctrine A standard definition of…
As an outreach of Free Grace Baptist Church (FGBC) in Chilliwack, BC, it is our desire is to see another Reformed Baptist witness commence in the BC Lower Mainland, west of the Fraser Valley.
At the last church plant meeting in early Spring 2017 decisions were made by FGBC office bearers as to the following:
Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, eds. Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, James P. Butler, Stefan T. Lindblad, and James M. Renihan.
RBAP currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without Passions: a Primer. What is divine impassibility? Sam Renihan, in his newest book (God without Passions: a Primer), defines it as follows: “God does not experience emotional changes either from within or effected by his relationship to creation”
There are a few things happening in the news that Christians should be aware of.
1. Health Canada has just approved the use of RU-486. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ru-486-abortion-pill-approved-by-health-canada-1.3173515)
2. In the US, the Center for Medical Progress has released four videos (more are forthcoming) that demonstrate the goulish practices of Planned Parent
The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate
Michael J. Kruger
(Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013, 256pp.)
The Question of Canon (QC) is the latest book by Dr. Michael J. Kruger, President and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Like Dr. Kruger’s previous book Canon Revisited (CR), QC is essential reading for pastors and theological students.