Theology

What Does Scripture Say about the Fall of Satan?

Throughout the history of the church, Christian orthodoxy has regarded the devil and his minions as angels who were created by God but fell into sin and misery.

The Holy Spirit’s Crucial Role in Penal Substitutionary Atonement

From beginning to end and through every step of the way, the Holy Spirit was active in Christ’s penal substitutionary atonement.

Why Is Sound Doctrine So Important?

Take hold, savor, and delight in the sound doctrine of God’s truth to mature you into the likeness of Christ.

The Church’s Mere Identity

Unlike the world and its character of sinfulness, the church is characterized by holiness.

Could Christ Have Sinned?

What made it impossible for him to sin was not his divine nature as an acting agent, but the fact that he is the Son, in relation to the Father and Spirit, and as the Son, he speaks, acts, and chooses, gladly and willingly, to obey his Father in all things.

Fred Sanders: A Comparative and Constructive Confession of Union with Christ (Norton Lecture 3/3)

Fred Sanders: Evangel and Epistle on Union with Christ (Norton Lecture 2/3)

What’s John Saying When He Calls Jesus “the Word”?

John proclaims the Word as God, through whom the world was made, in whom is life, and who is unquenchable light.

As Advent Begins, Here are Ten Vital Truths About the Incarnation of Jesus

As a result of the incarnation, God the Son becomes perfectly qualified to meet our every need, especially our need for the forgiveness of our sin

Is Jesus the Only Savior?

Of all the people who have lived and ever will live, Jesus alone qualifies, in His person and work, as the only one capable of accomplishing atonement for the sin of the world.

What Does the Atonement Mean for You?

There is no greater news than this: Christ Jesus, as God the Son incarnate, perfectly meets our need before God by his obedient life and substitutionary death.

Sola Scriptura Guards Us from Numerous Dangers

At the heart of Sola Scriptura, is the recognition that fallen humans are always looking to replace God’s authority with some other human/creaturely authority

Paul Anticipates—and Answers—Objections to Election in Romans 9

To say God’s mercy ultimately originates as a response to foreseen faith or mercy is to affirm election does depend on human will and exertion, rather than on God (contrary to v. 16).

Study Theology Knowing You’ll Never Plumb the Depths of God

If we ever appear to have exhausted our knowledge of God, we’ve certainly committed idolatry because we’re no longer talking about God.

Your Eschatology Has Consequences

How you live now is correlated with how you believe God is working towards eternity.

God is Sovereign in Salvation and That’s a Beautiful Thing

Disputed and disdained though it may be, predestination and its sibling, election, are plainly taught in Scripture and every exegete must make peace with it.

Can We Love Theology More Than God?

In theology, we are seeking to grow in our knowledge of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is not merely abstract knowledge.

Are there degrees of sin?

So, does Scripture teach there are degrees of sin? The answer is, yes, but in making such an affirmation one can never relativize the serious nature of all sin