Both Foundationalism and Coherentism are internalist accounts of justification. Both seem to be plagued by problems, in part because they are proposition based accounts of justification. Given this I’ve been tinkering around with some externalist accounts of justification. For those of you who are interested here are some problems with internalist accounts of justification: ItContinue reading “Internalism about Justification”
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Justification is NOT the Gospel!
The doctrine of justification is itself not the gospel. The gospel is the message concerning what God has done through Christ to deal with the effects of human sin (cf. 1 Cor. 15:1-4) and to liberate humanity and the whole creation from the effects of sin (cf. [Rom] 8:19-24). Those who believe the gospel andContinue reading “Justification is NOT the Gospel!”
Free Books – Two Key Books in Pauline Studies
I love the fact that Logos gives out a free book each month. But sometimes those books are hit or miss. This month though, its definitely a hit. They are giving away an awesome book on Pauline Studies and they are throwing in a game-changing book for dirt cheap . The first book – theContinue reading “Free Books – Two Key Books in Pauline Studies”
Galatians and Christian Theology
In 2012 a large group of scholars gathered at St. Andrews for the fourth in a series of triennial Scripture and Theology conferences. This particular year’s focus was upon Galatians and Christian Theology. The results of this conference were published in this extensive collection of essays. This collection of essays is comprised of three sections:Continue reading “Galatians and Christian Theology”
Happy Reformation Day!
It has been said that justification by faith alone is the doctrine on which the church stands or falls; on reformation day we discover the “rediscovery” (in a Christopher Columbus sense) of this doctrine. So on this Reformation I give you an awesome quote from the reformer Zacharias Ursinus: “The righteousness with which we areContinue reading “Happy Reformation Day!”
The Righteousness of God
What does Paul mean when he says, “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Romans 3:21a)? Romans 3:21-26 21 But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ forContinue reading “The Righteousness of God”
Gospel Theology (Pt. 4) – Dyothelitism
Today we continue our discussion of “Gospel Centered” theology by looking at the doctrine of dyothelitism. This is a doctrine that you have probably never heard of, so let me give you a little bit of background. In A.D. 680, the Council of Constantinople convened. This was one of the 7 ecumenical councils of theContinue reading “Gospel Theology (Pt. 4) – Dyothelitism”
Justification Really is Just!
A few weeks ago I had a college student come set up a lunch meeting with me. The student is about to go to southeast Asia for a year to receive some missions training. So I meet up with this guy and figured that he wants to talk about missions; after all he knows thatContinue reading “Justification Really is Just!”
Some Thoughts on Colossians: Are You Preaching the Full Gospel?
So there is this story of an early first century man, this man started to be known as being a sort of a revolutionary. He was speaking against the authorities and their unjust ways of ruling the people. This man lived in an era where civil unrest was the norm. People were constantly protesting againstContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Colossians: Are You Preaching the Full Gospel?”
The Journal Entries of Jonathan Edwards – Don’t Let Your Feelings Deceive You
The Following is a Journal Entry from December 18, 1722: This day made the 35th Resolution. The reason why I, in the least, question my interest in God’s love and favor, is, 1. Because I cannot speak so fully to my experience of that preparatory work, of which divines speak; 2. I do not rememberContinue reading “The Journal Entries of Jonathan Edwards – Don’t Let Your Feelings Deceive You”