It is this solidarity in Adam that explains so much that otherwise would be inexplicable. Why does every human sin? What are the odds of that? Why does the Scripture say that men are born sinful and go from the womb speaking lies?
The first sin consisted in the transgression of law. Adam, according to the Confession, violated both the general obligations of the law written on his heart and the specific and specially revealed command regarding the tree when he fell.
Continuing our series on the Sabbath, this post will look at the thought of the early church father Justin...
The special object of God’s care in the world is not the nation of Israel. It is not even the good old USA. It is rather the church of Jesus Christ.
It does matter what we do because God’s providence does not ignore or over-ride second causes and conditions but works through them. Certain actions on our part will have certain results.
Ignatius demonstrates the growing tendency for Christians to separate themselves from Jewish customs and advocates a distinctively Christian practice of Lord’s Day gathering.
We may recognize and rest in a divine superintendence of history that controls and directs to a good end every detail of our lives.
Those who repent unto the forgiveness of sins are the true candidates for baptism.
We should not even speak of man possessing the image of God. For the image is not something man possesses. It is something man is. Man is the image of God.
Of Creation | 1689 4:3 Besides the law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree...