Category Archives: Theology

Order of Redemption – Part 2

This article is the second part of John Murray’s order of redemption continuing with sanctification and concluding with glorification.  As a refresher, the order follows these eight steps.  The concept of union with Christ is covered as a bonus at … Continue reading

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Order of Redemption – Part 1

The process through which God saves His people, brings them into His family and conforms them to His image is known as the order of redemption.  The beginning through the end of redemption is seen in this passage from Romans … Continue reading

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Complete Gospel

The Purtians maintained a robust, analytical and comprehensive understanding of the Gospel that covers a wider view of the doctrine of redemption that most of today’s Gospel presentations.  They went beyond today’s focus on sin and forgiveness and considered the … Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Repentance from Sin – Zachary Crofton

Zachary Crofton, a 17th century Puritan minister, provides ten steps for those who want to repent of their sin and turn to God: Sit with care, constancy and conscience under the word of truth and gospel of grace Study the … Continue reading

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Proofs of Jesus’ Deity – John Gerstner

In John Gerstner’s little known treatise, A Primer on the Deity of Christ, he provides several unique proofs of the deity of Christ from the Gospels.  His treatise is a short dialogue and worth reading for the discussion around the … Continue reading

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God is Not our Idol

In the second commandment, God directs us to not make idols – anything in the likeness from heaven, earth or the seas.  When we hear the word idol, we probably make the association to figurines of stone or metal.  We … Continue reading

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Forgiveness of Sin Word Pictures

The Completeness of God’s Forgiveness captures a list of word pictures that describe our standing before God because of the work of Christ.  The list is below and worth praying through in thankfulness to God.  The article provides details and … Continue reading

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Signs of True Conversion – Charles Spurgeon

People do not get a true healing until they know the disease under which they are suffering……The preacher’s work is to throw sinners down in utter helplessness that they may be compelled to look to Him who alone can help … Continue reading

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Righteousness in Justification – Charles Spurgeon

There’s two components to our justification – removal of our guilt and imputation of righteousness.  Christ’s suffering and death for our sin resolves the first and His perfect life provides us the second.  Charles Spurgeon describes our imputed righteous well … Continue reading

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How to Worship – John MacArthur

We are spiritual creatures by nature, so everyone worships someone.  Even the atheist worships – himself.  The Bible uses two words for worship – to kiss a hand or bow down and to render honor or homage.  It begins first … Continue reading

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