• Divine Begottenness and Procession

    John 14:26

    Why should we care to know these things about divine unity and distinction? It is not merely to fill our heads with theological knowledge. These concepts give us a further glimpse at who God is, allowing us to be filled ...Read More

  • Perichōrēsis

    John 14:8–11

    Our doctrine of perichōrēsis shows the perfect unity of God. Because the three persons cannot be pulled apart, we know that They are never at odds with one another. The Father is never opposed to the Son or the Holy ...Read More

  • Divine Diversity

    Psalm 110:1

    If God is an impersonal force, then we should pay Him little attention. We cannot know or relate to Him, and an impersonal being cannot be concerned with the affairs of human beings. But if God is a personal being, ...Read More

  • Apostolic Signs and Wonders

    Mark 16:17–18

    John Calvin writes, “Miracles were promised only for a time, in order to give luster to the gospel, while it was new and in a state of obscurity.” Miracles confirm that those who claim to be giving divine revelation are ...Read More

  • Superior, Not Equal

    Mark 3:11-12

    Many believers have questions about the demonic such as “Can a Christian be demon possessed?” The fact that Satan is not equal in power to God helps us understand that though the devil is mighty, He is still subject to ...Read More

  • The Vain Search for a Righteous Man

    Ecclesiastes 7:20

    The Old Testament Wisdom Books, including Ecclesiastes, tend to draw conclusions by observing the world around them. Today’s passage shows that the doctrine of total depravity can be arrived at simply by observing the world and its people. Clearly, we ...Read More

  • For His Good Pleasure

    Ephesians 1:11

    Sometimes the misunderstandings that people have about different theological topics are not really their own fault; rather, the church has not been clear enough in its teaching. No doubt, many think that Calvinism presents us with an arbitrary God because ...Read More

  • Justice and Mercy

    Romans 9:14–18

    Ultimately, in the case of the one to whom God shows mercy, justice is still done. The elect are as worthy of condemnation as the reprobate, but Christ bore the condemnation of the elect in their place (2 Cor. 5:21). ...Read More

  • Predestination and Foreknowledge

    Romans 8:28–30

    We mentioned in an earlier study that only the Calvinistic (Augustinian) view of predestination makes salvation due entirely to the grace of God. The Lord does not make His decision based on our decision; rather, we choose to believe based ...Read More

  • The Inevitable Question

    Ephesians 1:3–14

    The Reformed tradition has maintained the importance of the doctrine of predestination, but it has also cautioned us to speak about this matter with great care. People are apt to mischaracterize the doctrine of predestination, and even professed Calvinists often ...Read More

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