1. Nathan A. Hughes

    Man’s Chief End

    Q1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man's chief end is the glorify God and enjoy him forever. 1 Corinthians 10:31 Psalm 73:25-26 We cannot add or take away from God's glory, for he is infinitely glorious in thought, word, and deed. The question then arises, how do we glorify God and enjoy him...
  2. TryingToLearn

    Is the Propagation of Sin fully due to Imputation or is the a Physical Aspect Involved?

    So, here's what I believe with regards to the propagation of sin. I would like to see if anyone can change my mind on this because I recognize the position of natural propagation of sin has been the dominant position throughout history, however, I do not think this aligns consistently well with...
  3. Travis Fentiman

    When is Material Cooperation with Evil Justified?

    Have you ever bought clothes or shoes originally made in a sweatshop in a third-world country? Do you ever take Tylenol or Aspirin, which has used research from the fetal cells of aborted babies in its continued development? It is nearly impossible to avoid all forms and degrees of material...
  4. Travis Fentiman

    New Release: Westminster: God is Not the Author of Sin

    The following piece may be the least known, but most important, short document of the Westminster Assembly. A book was circulated in London arguing that God is the Author even of Sin, this being purportedly for the benefit of saints taking comfort in this in their trials. The Westminster...
  5. Travis Fentiman

    Classifications & Degrees of Sins: Resources

    Not all sins are the same, nor affect the believer, and God’s grace in them, the same. Exploring the reformed material and distinctions on this new page of resources will help you to become much more acquainted with the nuances of our Lord’s will in these things. Specifically, the Romanists...
  6. Jonathan95

    When does the idea of Christian Liberty apply?

    I get really hung up on this kind of stuff. How do believers keep each other accountable when Christian Liberty is a thing. Tattoos, smoking, drinking, Credobaptism vs Paedobaptism, RPW vs NPW, female deacons, head coverings, &c. Some would view these as sin, some would leave it up to the...
  7. Jonathan95

    Pastors must be well spoken of by unbelievers.

    "They must be innocent of wrongdoing, so that the wicked cannot besmirch God's church by claiming that those who lead and govern it are vile, disreputable rogues or men of evil life. Pastors must do their best to see that God's name is not blasphemed and that the wicked do not have cause to...
  8. SebastianClinciuJJ

    The difference between permitting and doing

    It is a well know fact that Calvin rejected the language that "something took place by the permission of God, but not also by the will of God." (Institutes, I. XVIII. I) It’s intersting that, after rejecting the language of permission, he cites Augustine using language of permission and takes...
  9. C. Matthew McMahon

    Richard Capel (1586–1656) on Temptation and Sin

    The Nature, Danger and Cure of Temptation by Richard Capel (1586–1656) Richard Capel (1586–1656) was a puritan divine who demonstrated a powerful and fiery preaching of the Gospel. He was invited to sit on the Westminster Assembly, which demonstrates his high regard; and Richard Sibbes called...
  10. Nathan A. Hughes

    4 Reasons Why p0rnography Is Wrong

    This article is also on my blog "Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God." 2 Peter. 2:16 Before I start this article I would like to say this...
  11. Von

    Why do we ask "forgive us our debts" if our sins have been forgiven?

    I am working through the Exposition of the Lord's Prayer, by Thomas Hooker. His explanation for the above-mentioned question seems a bit thin... Any thoughts?
  12. Mathias321

    Is same sex attraction a sin?

    I understand very well and accept the fact that homosexual acts are a sin, and that marriage is between one man and one woman only wherein sexual relations are only appropriate. But I wanted some opinions on same sex attraction itself. Is it a sin to experience same sex attraction? Can a genuine...
  13. ChananBachiyr

    What is sin?

    Westminster Larger Catechism Q. 24. What is sin? A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, any law of God, given as a rule to the reasonable creature.z (z) Lev 5:17; Jas 4:17; 1 John 3:4; Gal 3:10,12 May we discuss what sin is? How do we, as children of God, discern what...
  14. Mathias321

    Controversial John Calvin quote

    I have seen people quote this from John Calvin to "prove" he taught that God is the author of sin. Perhaps the context of this quote would clear it up, or perhaps Calvin meant something anti-Calvinists won't allow him to mean. What do you guys think? "From this it is easy to conclude how...
  15. tdh86

    The Believer, The Final Judgment and Doing Bad Stuff...

    Hello! So...I've been asked a question about 2 Corinthians 5:10 - 'For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one can be repaid for the things that he has done in the body, whether it is good or bad.' - and I'm wondering if anyone could help shed a bit more light...
  16. Clark-Tillian

    Gillespie On Ignorance

    There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without some error in the understanding. All lusts which a natural man lives in, are lusts of ignorance. GEORGE GILLESPIE
  17. nick

    Messages about suffering by Gavin Beers

    I listened to these two messages about suffering and found them very encouraging. It is something that effects us all at some point. The older I get, the realer this becomes. The Problem of Suffering God's Answer to Suffering Hope you find them helpful.
  18. charispistis

    What was the sin (sins) of Satan?

    Hello Everyone, I am doing a study on the fall of Satan. What we often hear is that Satan's sin was pride, and probably not the only one. What are some verses that describes Satan's sins and reasons for his fall? I personally side with Calvin, Gill and Matthew Henry on the opinion that...
  19. Gavin

    original sin, actual sin

    Hi all, would you say that original sin and actual sin are two parts of sin, like a root and branch; or would you say original sin and actual are two separate types of sin, like an apple and a pear.
  20. J

    clarifying word of John Owen in Chapter 11 of the Mortification of Sin

    Im currently reading the mortification of sin of john Owen. Ive truly been blessed and edified by this lecture. Since its an old book its language and style takes a little of getting used too, but Ive managed by rereading a few times and I believe Ive been able to extract what this man of God...
  21. P

    Pride, Arrogance and Sin

    Dear Christian Friends, I have been bothered of last by pride and arrogance, both mine and of some Christians around me. I know those who seem proud because they think they know prophecy, as if they were in on a secret. Others are proud because of their church's heritage. I won't mentioned my...
  22. P

    Eyes that do not see, ears that do not hear

  23. P

    Sin have dominion over me?

    Does I Cor 10:13 negate Psalm 119:133? Along the same line, is it not true, as we sink deeper in sin God gives us over to a depraved mind? Isn't that the same as sin getting dominion over me? Or is that not true of the Christian? What about the Christian who struggles with "the sin...