But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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I suspect many people won't understand this post, but for those who have ears to hear...https://t.co/0spYY7lNzb— Jemar Tisby (@JemarTisby) August 21, 2017 Racism is sin, because it treats people unequally merely because of their skin color and ethnic belonging. Racism, as a word and as a...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 01:21

White Supremacy is sin!

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Over in America, alt-right white supremacists have decided to make their presence known in a very ugly way. Now, racism is sin, no matter who is the offender. It doesn't matter if the racist is of a majority or a minority race; sin is sin. America is a very divided country. A sizable portion of the...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:39

Turretin and justification by works (Law/ Gospel)

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II. … For as there are two covenants which God willed to make with men—legal and evangelical. Accordingly there is also a double justification or a double method of standing before God in judgment—legal and evangelical. The former consists in one’s own obedience or a...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 18:42

Turretin contra the Amyraldian offer of the Gospel

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LII. Although by the preaching of the gospel, God offers Christ to the called with his benefits, it does not follow that he must have died for them in order that the offer may not be insincere. He is not offered absolutely and simply, but under the condition of faith and repentance; not as a...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 20:20

Turretin: Why was the Father not incarnated

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V. (2) The Father could not be incarnated, for as he was the first in order he could not sent by anyone or act a mediator to the Son and the Holy Spirit. … [Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 2.13.IV.5] According to Turretin, the ad intra ordering...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:14

Turretin on Natural Law

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VI. But the orthodox speak far differently. They affirm that there is a natural law, not arising from a voluntary contract or law of society, but from a divine obligation being impressed by God upon the conscience of man in his very creation, on which the difference between right and wrong is...

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VII. God is not under any moral duty outwardly because he is a debtor to no one, and there is no cause out of him which can place him under obligation. Yet he can be under obligation inwardly because he is a debtor to himself and cannot deny himself. As the Son, in divine thins, is obliged to work...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 17:51

Actual vs hypothetical possibilities

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What makes something possible? Is there a difference among differing possibilities? Is it possible for a lawyer to have taken a different path in the past and become a doctor instead? Or is it possible for someone to born a girl instead of a boy? Or perhaps is it possible for the world to have a...

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V. … For since they [Stoics –DHC] are said commonly to place a necessity out of God in the perpetual and eternal connection of things, we place it in God himself and his eternal decree. They subject God to necessity, we subject necessity to God. … [Francis Turretin, Institutes...

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XIX. Third, if God has a universal will to save all, it is either absolute or conditional. If absolute, all will actually be saved; if conditional, he wills either to effect the condition necessary to salvation in men or only to exact it. If only to exact it, he does not will and intend the...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:11

Turretin: Election not based on foreseen faith

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XXII. Third, if election is from foreseen faith, God must have foreseen it in us: either as an act of nature proceeding from us, or as an act of grace depending on God, or as a common act, arising conjointly from both (partly from God, partly from man). If as an act of God, he foresaw is therefore...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 13:35

What is reprobation?

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XVII. The election of some being supposed, the preterition of others follows. By this he [God] not only was unwilling to confirm them in good, but decreed to permit their sin. The fall taking place, he decreed to leave them in and condemn them on account of their sin. Their reprobation to this is...

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VIII. It is one thing to maintain that God has not decreed to save anyone except through legitimate means; another that the decree to save these or those persons through legitimate means is conditional and of uncertain event (which the adversaries feign). ... IX. It is one thing for the thing...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 20:43

Who is the Spiritual Man? - 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

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Here is last week's sermon on 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, dealing with the topic of who is the spiritual man, as opposed to the "carnal" or "worldly" man.

Authors: Daniel C...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 20:27

Language and the problem of discourse

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1) These Terms Are Ideologically Loaded They’re not ‘value-neutral’. When words like ‘patriarchal’, ‘privilege’, and ‘gender-inequality’ are used, they don’t merely describe a state of affairs: they also evaluate it. ... What’s more,...

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Friday, 30 June 2017 23:38

On Critical Race Theory

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What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)? Over at the Harvard Law Record, a student-run newspaper, Bill Barlow has written a succinct description of what Critical Race Theory is, here. As it can be seen, Critical Race Theory is just racism (of the "minority" against the "majority"), or "reverse racism"...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 22:01

The pilgrim context of not living by bread alone

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And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 20:58

Christology and Theology conundrum

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A claim about the incarnate Son—particularly a claim about the relationship of the incarnate Son to the Father—may be a trinitarian proposition, but it may also be a christological assertion. To take a classic example, well worked through in patristic thought, when we hear Jesus pray,...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 15:43

The problem of reversed virtue

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In my latest sermon, one point that I had made, but did not elaborate too much on, was in my second point concerning the problem of what I would call "reverse virtue." Due to the growing progressive liberal trend in Western society, cultural Marxism has infiltrated mainstream American society, such...

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Here is my latest sermon preached May 28th 2017, on 1 Corinthians 1:25-31, entitled "God glorified through our lack."

Authors: Daniel C...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:44

Evaluating the Bebbington Quadrilateral

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The Bebbington Quadrilateral denotes the four qualities that David Bebbington claimed are characteristic of [the Old] Evangelicalism, as described in his book Evangelicalism in Modern Britain A History from the 1730s to the 1980s (London, UK: Unwin Hyman, 1989). In the book The Advent of...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 03:37

Is Evangelicalism Reformed? The consequences

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The position of radical discontinuity in evangelicalism in the 1730s cannot be historically confirmed and is theologically dangerous, for it leaves us with the impression that Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley are the fathers of evangelicalism. The result of this controversial position is that...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 01:17

Puritanism and Neo-puritanism

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But what is omitted from this canon of Puritan literature [by the Banner of Truth –DHC] is just as revealing as what is included.Missing are the doctrinal works of Richard Baxter that promote a ‘neonomian’ doctrine of justification, a Grotian theory of atonement, and a minimalist,...

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 00:00

The foolishness of preaching

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ἐπειδὴ γὰρ ἐν τῇ σοφίᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ οὐκ ἔγνω ὁ κόσμος διὰ...

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On April 30th, I have had the privilege of proclaiming God's Word from 1 Corinthians 1:17-25, 2:1-5. It took some time for the sermon to be uploaded to Providence's website, so I have only checked it and found it recently. You can hear it here.

Authors: Daniel C...

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