Without the Gospel

I came across this brilliant piece in Michael Bird's Evangelical Theology, an excellent tome in its own right, and one I have mentioned before on this blog, here, here and here.  Without the Gospel was penned by John Calvin as a preface to Pierre Robert Olivétan’s 1534 translation of the New Testament.  I've used it in... Continue Reading →

"The gospel declares the victory of the Lord Jesus over death by deposing death of its power (i.e., evil) through the cross and by robbing death of its prize (i.e., human lives) through the resurrection. As a famous Greek hymn says:  "Christ has risen, trampling down death by death, and giving life to those in... Continue Reading →

God and the Gospel

“To study the God of the gospel - the God who handed over his Son, who raised him up again, and who sent his Spirit into our hearts - is to be propelled toward the study of God’s triune being, his divine attributes, his actions of creation and revelation, as well as the divine purpose... Continue Reading →

A Calvinist arrives at St. Peter’s gates and sees that there are two queues going in.  One is marked “predestined,” and the other is marked “free will.”  Being the card-carrying Calvinist that he is, he strolls on over to the predestined queue.  After several moments an angel asks him, “Why are you in this line?”... Continue Reading →

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