Geerhardus Vos on the Eschatology of the Sabbath

"The principle underlying the Sabbath is formulated in the Decalogue itself. It consists in this, that man must copy God in his course of life. The divine creative work complete itself in six days, whereupon the seventh followed as a day of rest for God. In connection with God, 'rest' cannot, of course, mean mere … Continue reading Geerhardus Vos on the Eschatology of the Sabbath

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2nd Helvetic Confession on the Presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper

“THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN THE SUPPER. We do not, therefore, so join the body of the Lord and his blood with the bread and wine as to say that the bread itself is the body of Christ except in a sacramental way; or that the body of Christ is hidden corporeally under the bread, … Continue reading 2nd Helvetic Confession on the Presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper

[AUDIO] Lectures on the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapters 26-30

This past Sunday I finished teaching through chapters 26-30 of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith in our Adult Sunday School class. These chapters cover ecclesiology - the doctrine of the church - including inter-church relations and the means of grace, with particular focus on the sacraments. The classes are brief and relatively shallow … Continue reading [AUDIO] Lectures on the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapters 26-30

Westminster Larger Catechism on Improving Your Baptism

Q. 167. How is our baptism to be improved by us? A. The needful but much neglected duty of improving our baptism, is to be performed by us all our life long, especially in the time of temptation, and when we are present at the administration of it to others; by serious and thankful consideration of … Continue reading Westminster Larger Catechism on Improving Your Baptism

John Calvin on the Essence of Christianity

"If it be inquired, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing existence amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity: that is, a knowledge, … Continue reading John Calvin on the Essence of Christianity

The Telos of the Human Body and Sexual Ethics

I taught a couple of weeks ago on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and was amazed at what is there: 12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and … Continue reading The Telos of the Human Body and Sexual Ethics