In the face of an aggressive secularist vision gaining continuous momentum throughout the Western world, without a clear biblical vision of God's sovereign purpose in history it is easy to become disillusioned and discouraged, inclining Christians to either a capitulation to the culture or a pietistic retreat from it. Combating both these tendencies, these 5 books will equip … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores God’s Communication to humankind and why it has certainty.
Our contemporary culture of instantaneous communication — FB, Instagram, Twitter and Blogging — merely reflects humankind made in God’s image. God is the consummate communicator. His communication is both relational and rational, revealed in the person of Christ and his Gospel.
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God's Communication will explore:
- Problem of Knowing
- How God Speaks
- Theology & Bible
- First Principles of Christianity
- Meeting the Creator
Through the grid of God’s sovereignty, Daniel provides not only a practical philosophy of suffering for the Christian but also a foundation for action. Paul could say to the church in Colossae, “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of his body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Col. … [Read more...]
Imputation Contended and Defended Romans 5:12-21 is considered the locus classicus for the doctrine of "imputation"; that is, the imputation of Adam's sin, guilt, and penalty to humankind and of Christ's righteousness to the believer. However, the ‘New Perspective on Paul’ significantly contends against “imputation”. For example, as one of the most influential proponents, … [Read more...]
Divine Sovereignty & Christian Suffering In view of Christian experience and, indeed, that of Daniel, it must be asked as to how one responds to 'unjust suffering'. While 'unjust suffering' can manifest in many forms, the focus of this article is on persecution. Perhaps the best way to view ‘unjust suffering’ in the book of Daniel is through the words and teaching of … [Read more...]
Divine Sovereignty: asserted by Daniel Every chapter of this book clearly asserts the sovereignty of God. In referring to the lesson of fulfilled prophecy that Daniel provides for the church, the translator’s preface to Calvin’s commentary on Daniel points out that, “they [fulfilled prophecies] display His ceaseless dominion over the wills of Sovereigns and over the destinies … [Read more...]