The Newness of Regeneration: Circumcision of the Heart

Is circumcision of the heart synonymous with regeneration? If so, does that mean that justified Old Testament saints were regenerate while they lived on the earth? Circumcision was first instituted by God in Genesis 17:10-27 as the outward sign of God’s covenant with Abraham. This covenant was given specifically to the nation of Israel (though … Continue reading The Newness of Regeneration: Circumcision of the Heart

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The Newness of Regeneration: Introduction

Is there something different and new about the New Covenant? Are there benefits immediately available to Christians under the New Covenant that weren't available before? Through the prophet Jeremiah, God promised a covenant that was coming, a covenant that was different than any other covenant made with Israel: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the … Continue reading The Newness of Regeneration: Introduction

Christmas Carol Theology: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

This last Sunday, we entered the month of December- one of my favorite times of the year for church music and hymn lyrics. While our church doesn’t follow the church calendar strictly, every December we sing songs about the incarnation and the arrival of Christ the Messiah. I’ve come to find that these songs contain … Continue reading Christmas Carol Theology: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

A Review of “Generous Justice,” Part 2 of 4: Exegetical and Logical Leaps

In my previous post, we looked at how Tim Keller inserted his own definition of social justice into the Bible and then attempted to draw his own definition back out of the Bible. In this post, I will further examine some of the exegetical and logical leaps that occur throughout the book. As I read … Continue reading A Review of “Generous Justice,” Part 2 of 4: Exegetical and Logical Leaps

Repost: When Protestants Err on the Side of Rome: John Piper, “Final Salvation,” and the Decline and Fall of Sola Fide at the Last Day (Part I)

NOTE: This article was originally written by Carlos Montijo and posted at:  https://thorncrownministries.com/blog/2018/5/6/john-piper-final-salvation-and-the-decline-and-fall-of-sola-fide-part-i We have found it to be a solid engagement and polemic against John Piper's false teaching on justification and hope it edifies you.  The doctrine which Martin Luther declared is the article by which the church stands or falls, which John Calvin affirmed as … Continue reading Repost: When Protestants Err on the Side of Rome: John Piper, “Final Salvation,” and the Decline and Fall of Sola Fide at the Last Day (Part I)