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

Sunday, 02 February 2020 21:57

Law and Gospel

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The law/gospel distinction is a well-known and an important theological distinction in Protestant and Reformed circles. Unfortunately, a lot of confusion exists surrounding it, in part because further distinctions are not always properly made. And these further distinctions are necessary because...

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Saturday, 18 January 2020 02:34

Satan’s Strategy #7: What’s to Fear?

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Satan tempts us to not fear sin, so that we will not keep a safe distance from it. 

Brooks characterized this strategy as “making the soul bold to venture upon the occasions of sin." Like many of the devil's lies, it distorts a truth, namely that temptation is not sin. The Christian who...

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 02:31

The Rule and Songs of Puritan Worship

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When we build on the foundation of the Gospel in our worhsip, what rule should govern our building? By “rule” I mean what controls, regulates, and fills what we say and do in worship. Again, to appreciate the Puritan stance on the rule of worship, we must begin not with the Puritans but...

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 08:50

Error in the Church

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Richard Vines was a member of the Westminster Assembly and was considered one of the Assembly’s finest preachers. He preached a sermon on Ephesians 4:14-15 before the Mayor and court of Aldermen of London in 1644 entitled “The Impostures of Seducing Teachers Discovered.”...

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 02:16

Satan’s Strategy #6: Just Say Sorry

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Satan tells us that repentance is easy and forgiveness is available, so yielding to temptation is not serious. We are tempted to think that we'll only commit a sin a few times and then claim God's forgiveness. “Correcting the situation after you sin is easy,” the Tempter tells us.

But...

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 02:16

Satan’s Strategy #6: Just Say Sorry

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Satan tells us that repentance is easy and forgiveness is available, so yielding to temptation is not serious. We are tempted to think that we'll only commit a sin a few times and then claim God's forgiveness. “Correcting the situation after you sin is easy,” the Tempter tells us.

But...

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 02:16

Satan’s Strategy #6: Just Say Sorry

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Satan tells us that repentance is easy and forgiveness is available, so yielding to temptation is not serious. We are tempted to think that we'll only commit a sin a few times and then claim God's forgiveness. “Correcting the situation after you sin is easy,” the Tempter tells us.

But...

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Saturday, 30 November 2019 03:56

In Defense of a Faithful Minister

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One of the reasons the Puritans wrote a number of polemical works pertaining to sanctification, particularly with respect to law, good works and salvation, was to defend faithful ministers and churches. That reason remains true today and I want to take the opportunity to say a few words in defense...

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Saturday, 30 November 2019 03:56

In Defense of a Faithful Minister

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One of the reasons the Puritans wrote a number of polemical works pertaining to sanctification, particularly with respect to law, good works and salvation, was to defend faithful ministers and churches. That reason remains true today and I want to take the opportunity to say a few words in defense...

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Saturday, 30 November 2019 03:56

In Defense of a Faithful Minister

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One of the reasons the Puritans wrote a number of polemical works pertaining to sanctification, particularly with respect to law, good works and salvation, was to defend faithful ministers and churches. That reason remains true today and I want to take the opportunity to say a few words in defense...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 03:21

The Foundation of Puritan Worship

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The foundation of Puritan worship is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jeremiah Burroughs (c. 1600–1646), a Puritan minister known for his peaceable spirit, wrote a book aptly titled Gospel Worship. He said that in worship we draw near to God (Ps. 95:2, 6; 100:2).[1] Who can lead us into the...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 03:21

The Foundation of Puritan Worship

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The foundation of Puritan worship is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jeremiah Burroughs (c. 1600–1646), a Puritan minister known for his peaceable spirit, wrote a book aptly titled Gospel Worship. He said that in worship we draw near to God (Ps. 95:2, 6; 100:2).[1] Who can lead us into the...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 03:21

The Foundation of Puritan Worship

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The foundation of Puritan worship is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jeremiah Burroughs (c. 1600–1646), a Puritan minister known for his peaceable spirit, wrote a book aptly titled Gospel Worship. He said that in worship we draw near to God (Ps. 95:2, 6; 100:2).[1] Who can lead us into the...

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 05:56

November Alliance Update

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Bob Brady gives a quick video update on the Alliance and the ExtraOrdinary Give is here!

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Authors: Meet the Puritans...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:23

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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In light of Matt Foreman's insightful article, it seems appropriate to look at some practical advice from The Beatitudes by Thomas Watson.[1] Here's what Watson had to say about becoming a peacemaker:

How shall we attain to peaceableness?

1. Take heed of those things which will hinder it. There are...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:23

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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In light of Matt Foreman's insightful article, it seems appropriate to look at some practical advice from The Beatitudes by Thomas Watson.[1] Here's what Watson had to say about becoming a peacemaker:


How shall we attain to peaceableness?

1. Take heed of those things which will hinder it. There are...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:23

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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In light of Matt Foreman's insightful article, it seems appropriate to look at some practical advice from The Beatitudes by Thomas Watson.[1] Here's what Watson had to say about becoming a peacemaker:


How shall we attain to peaceableness?

1. Take heed of those things which will hinder it. There are...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:43

The Reward of Eternal Life

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When I began to study the doctrine of good works in the Reformed tradition many years ago, I was astounded by a view that many Puritans, following in the footsteps of John Calvin, promulgated. These Reformed stalwarts taught that God graciously rewards eternal life to his people who persevere in...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:43

The Reward of Eternal Life

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When I began to study the doctrine of good works in the Reformed tradition many years ago, I was astounded by a view that many Puritans, following in the footsteps of John Calvin, promulgated. These Reformed stalwarts taught that God graciously rewards eternal life to his people who persevere in...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:43

The Reward of Eternal Life

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When I began to study the doctrine of good works in the Reformed tradition many years ago, I was astounded by a view that many Puritans, following in the footsteps of John Calvin, promulgated. These Reformed stalwarts taught that God graciously rewards eternal life to his people who persevere in...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 04:09

Book Review: Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae

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imageHerman J Selderhuis, Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae Papers of the Eleventh International Congress on Calvin Research, vol. 39, Reformed Historical Theology (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016). 467pp. Hardcover. $150.00.

Many scholars have demonstrated ably that John Calvin neither founded...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 04:09

Book Review: Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae

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image Herman J Selderhuis, Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae Papers of the Eleventh International Congress on Calvin Research, vol. 39, Reformed Historical Theology (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016). 467pp. Hardcover. $150.00.

Many scholars have demonstrated ably that John Calvin neither founded...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 04:09

Book Review: Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae

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image Herman J Selderhuis, Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae Papers of the Eleventh International Congress on Calvin Research, vol. 39, Reformed Historical Theology (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016). 467pp. Hardcover. $150.00.

Many scholars have demonstrated ably that John Calvin neither founded...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 13:00

Satan's Strategy #5: God Doesn't Judge

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Satan tempts us to think that God is so indulgent that we need not fear punishment for our sins. Few of Satan's lies are more widespread and more dangerous today,

"God is a God of love. He does not punish. He never judges. God expects people to sin and simply overlooks our sin, much as would a...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 13:00

Satan’s Strategy #5: God Doesn't Judge

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Satan tempts us to think that God is so indulgent that we need not fear punishment for our sins. Few of Satan's lies are more widespread and more dangerous today,

"God is a God of love. He does not punish. He never judges. God expects people to sin and simply overlooks our sin, much as would a...

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