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...
Have you ever bought clothes or shoes originally made in a sweatshop in a third-world country?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...
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.
author of sin
god's permissive will
is god the author of sin
origin of sin
works of the westminster divines
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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