Excerpted from his book, A Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism OF THE GOSPEL OF GOD In the third question of the Catechism it is asked: Whence knowest thou thy misery? Out of the law of God. So it is now asked: Whence knowest thou thy deliverance? Out of the gospel. Having, therefore, spoken of the… Read More Of the Covenant of Grace (part 2) | Zacharias Ursinus
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service, Vol. 1 pp. 457-463 The Existence of an Additional, External Covenant with Men Denied Question #2: Did God, either in the Old or New Testament, establish a different, external covenant in addition to the covenant of grace? Answer: Before we answer this question it is necessary to define… Read More Was the Old Testament Merely External and Temporal?
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 1, pp. 451-457 The Covenant of Grace Identical in both Old and New Testaments Question #1: When was this covenant of grace initiated? Answer: Due to a misunderstanding concerning the nature of the covenant of grace, the Socinians and Arminians, who are in this respect like-minded, claim… Read More The Covenant of Grace Identical in both Old and New Testaments
The Trial and Triumph of Faith Sermon VII, pp. 75-82 [Christ hath a sevenfold relation to the covenant. 1st, He is the Covenant itself. 2nd, The Messenger. 3rd, The witness. 4th, The Surety. 5th, The Mediator. 6th, The Testator. 7th, The principal party contractor.] The parties of the covenant are God and man. Oh, how… Read More Christ’s Sevenfold Relation to the Covenant of Grace
John Colquhoun, Repentance, ch. 4. It is a truth clearly revealed and often inculcated in Scripture that without repentance a man cannot attain eternal life in heaven. The most of men, therefore, who read and hear the Gospel admit that repentance is necessary to their future safety and felicity. But while they believe that it… Read More The Difference Between True and Counterfeit Repentance
Many Evangelicals today see the divisions among Christians, the many denominations, and the sometimes heated rhetoric between brothers, and rightly desire to see unity among Christians. Indeed, many modern Evangelicals even want to see unity between Protestant Christians and Roman Catholics.1 While such a desire may seem well-intentioned on the surface, we need to examine whether… Read More 6 Reasons Protestants and Roman Catholics Can Never Unite
Q. 60. What is a personal vow? A. It is the act of an individual, or single person, taking hold of God’s covenant of grace, or acquiescing in it as made with Christ, who is the all of it and thus engaging to be the Lord’s, and to essay the practice of all duty in… Read More Personal Covenanting | Thomas Boston
A friend put forth a challenge to write a gospel tract that we would actually want to put into the hands of a non-Christian. He specified that it should be no more than a thousand words and have no quotes other than Scripture. Also, it should be something that you would be okay with anybody copying… Read More Gospel Tract Challenge