Category: Puritans

  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    Introduction “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is a sermon written by the American theologian Jonathan Edwards, preached to his own congregation in Northampton, Massachusetts, to profound effect, and again on Wednesday, July 8, 1741, in Enfield, Connecticut. The preaching of this sermon was a great catalyst for the ongoing [First] Great Awakening […]

  • Sovereign Grace

    As a Reformed Christian I believe we, as sinners, are saved by God’s sovereign grace. But what exactly does this term mean? God is all-knowing and all-powerful. He is the uncaused causer. God has always existed. He has no beginning and no end. Everything that happens in our vast universe is either caused by Him […]

  • Christmas Under Attack!

    It’s Christmas Eve night, a holy night as we sit under eager expectation to celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s birth. You’d think this special time of the year is for joyous celebration and quality time spent with friends and family observing holiday traditions, going to church, eating a delicious fine meal, and exchanging […]

  • Some Reformed utter “Bah Humbug!” and seek to cancel Christmas!

    Dear fellow Reformed: Stop saying it’s a sin to celebrate Christmas, or that such a celebration is unbiblical. You do things every single day not explicitly commanded in Scripture. It is a gross misapplication of the regulative principle which itself is problematic. I favor the normative principle. Unless something is SINFUL OR EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN by […]

  • Justification: On What Basis?

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Romans 5:1 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of […]

  • The Geneva Bible: The Reformers’ Bible

    What exactly is the Geneva Bible and what is its significance? The Geneva Bible was first published in 1560. It was the first translation to use chapter divisions and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive marginal notes and annotations. Some of those notes were very controversial. […]

  • The Reformed Church in America: Dating and Dysfunction

    It’s not easy being a 47-year-old (never married) single Reformed man, who is disabled and suffering from severe mental illnesses, in America and looking for a godly wife. I’m in a Reformed singles group on Facebook and after several years of careful observation, I must sadly recognize that the vast majority of the Reformed women […]

  • Overwhelmed: Breaking Point

    I have so much wrong with me! I NEED YOUR PRAYERS DESPERATELY! PRAYERS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED!!! Satan is a liar! I will not fall into despair, bitterness, or anger. “Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him.” Job 13:15 My physical and mental suffering unites me with […]

  • Imago Dei: Lost or Retained?

    Was the Imago Dei (Image of God) lost in the Fall of man, or was it retained, yet in a distorted or compromised sense? The phrase has its origins in Genesis 1:27, wherein “God created man in his own image…” I posit that the Image of God was lost in the Fall of man and […]

  • Federal Vision theology is heterodox

    Referencing this article: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/will-we-be-finally-saved-by-faith-alone Piper seems to say that our justification (grounding) is delayed until we die and face a final judgment; whereby we are judged by our faithfulness (good works). He doesn’t use the exact same terminology that many FV (Federal Vision) adherents use, yet he seems to be articulating the same concepts. I […]