Recap This is part two of a blog post looking at Thomas Aquinas and to what decree he can harmonize with Reformed theology. Part one looked at whether Thomas’s epistemology and theology harmonizes with the Solas of the Reformation. This post will question his harmonization with the Doctrines of Grace. Doctrines of Grace The history … Continue reading Reforming Thomas? Whether Thomas’s Epistemology and Theology Harmonizes with the Reformers (Part 2)
Introduction “At the Council of Trent (1543–63) the Roman Catholic reformers used the works of Aquinas in drafting their decrees; and in 1879 the pope declared Thomism (Aquinas’s theology) eternally valid.” Such a statement surely solidifies Thomas as an invaluable resource in the mind of any Roman Catholic today. Somewhat surprisingly, Thomas has found a … Continue reading Reforming Thomas? Whether Thomas’s Epistemology and Theology Harmonizes with the Reformers (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXOxFdDcQVw In this video, James offers some helpful insights and cautions when we speak about such theological matters.
Introduction: Today we are going to begin our study of the first Messianic psalm in the Book of Psalms. It is quoted or alluded to as such a number of times in the New Testament. Although the psalm itself does not have a superscription identifying the author, the early Christians, including the Apostles, attributed the … Continue reading Psalm 2:1-3 Teaching Outline
Although the New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is already available, "the complete LSB will be released in print by the end of 2021. The first print editions will be a verse-by-verse, text format, with reference editions to follow in 2022" (see here). If you want to know more about the Legacy Standard Bible, you … Continue reading The Legacy Standard Bible Is Coming Soon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92_ANz303aQ Let's be praying for our brothers there. As many of the blog's readers may know, some pastors have also been jailed for meeting during lockdowns.
Introduction In my own past study of the Lord's Supper, some twenty six years ago now, I spent some time wrestling with John Calvin's understanding of the Lord's Supper, especially as he addressed the matter in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, and it started me thinking in a different way about it than I … Continue reading Toward a Proper Understanding of the Lord’s Supper as a Visible Word
Given the current cultural milieu, in which pluralism and relativism are becoming ever rampant problems, many Christians and churches struggle with how to apply the Bible to the many issues we face. Indeed, I often hear disagreements about whether or not a particular practice is Biblical, and it seems that a significant part of the … Continue reading How to Determine Whether a Practice Is Biblical
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpx9lZO9THk Yesterday, Anthony Uvenio interviewed Brandon Adams of 1689Federalism.com, which I think is the best website for anyone who wants to become acquainted with Reformed Baptist theology. It is a very interesting discussion, and I recommend taking time to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YvSHBCTeeA In honor of all those who have fallen in service to the United States of America, I was honored to take part in such a ceremony yesterday morning in Bloomington, Illinois. I was there serving as Chaplain and offering prayers in behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 454 and American Legion Post … Continue reading Three Volleys and Taps for Memorial Day