Tag: salvation

  • Water Baptism: A Reformed Examination of John 3:5

    When a person is baptized is it the water itself that regenerates? Or is it the washing by the Holy Spirit that regenerates? According to Calvin, and other Reformed commentators, the water in John 3:5 is not referring to water baptism. And it is the washing by the Holy Spirit that regenerates. And that alone. […]

  • Lordship Salvation

    If Christ be your SaviorHe must also be your Lord On this crucial pointThere must be one accord If you truly love JesusYou’ll do as He said Following His commandmentsWill not cause dread According to Free Grace proponentsWe can be saved apart from repentance This is Satanic follyWhat wicked arrogance Without following Christ’s LawWe can […]

  • The Reformed view of salvation

    Salvation is utterly an act of GodMan has no partGod chose the Elect before the world beganWe were selected, not on merit, from the start The natural man is totally depravedDue to original sin from Adam’s FallWe have hearts of stoneWe can’t respond to a Gospel call Apart from GodMan would lay dead in his […]

  • Mental Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?

    I know that most readers may be taken aback by the title of this post. Some will be confused as to how mental illness could be a blessing. Can something which disturbs your life on a fundamental level, which causes so much pain, heartache, grief and even despair, be on any level good? I say […]

  • Reformed Life

    In the Garden Adam fell into sinIt has since been in us, within Adam was our federal headHe disobeyed what God said When he ate the forbidden fruitMan became rotten at the root Man is without excuseBorn in sin from his earliest youth We were saved from the world’s foundationThis fact causes some consternation We […]

  • Justification and the Gospel – A Response to N.T. Wright

    Is justification part of the gospel? Or is it a separate transaction? Is (final) justification delayed until the future when we face God’s judgment? What did the apostle Paul mean when he wrote about justification? Do we receive Christ’s imputed righteousness? N. T. Wright, a world-renowned (yes he’s very popular, but Arius was even more […]