How Did Jesus Read the Old Testament? – So, how did Jesus read the Old Testament? Did He read it as a book of morals or character development? Did He read it like the Pharisees and Scribes read it? Far from it! Jesus read the Old Testament as the Covenant revelation of God written to Him and about Him. We have frequently rushed to this latter part and rightly rejoiced in the fact that Old Testament was written about Jesus, but have failed to see that, at the same time, it was written, first and foremost, to Jesus.
The Threefold Division of the Law (PDF) – Reformed theology teaches a threefold division of the Mosaic Law into the moral, the civil and the ceremonial. This free book by Jonathan Bayes shows such a division pre-dates the Reformation and more importantly, that the Bible itself makes such distinctions.
Repent of Lent: How Spiritual Disciplines Can Be Bad for Your Soul – It seems as though there is a growing cultural awareness of “giving up” things for Lent. Lent has a certain cache; It’s cool, like a cleanse, only involving God, and prayer. Our tolerant society broadly embraces asceticism, at least the temporary sort that doesn’t hurt too much, or just enough whip your body or soul into shape. Lent is mainstream enough even in our post-Christian culture for there to be water-cooler humor about “giving up fasting for Lent.” The problem with even the evangelical, self-imposed fast is that it creates a little law for us to obey, a rule that is within our reach. It is, not surprisingly, a law of our own making, for the law of God — love God and neighbor with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength — is impossible to obey, even for a moment. If we fulfill our personal law, we have confirmed ourselves in the conceit that we aren’t so badly off after all.
Re-Framing Reformed Baptist Doctrine – Tom Chantry: "It is my firm opinion that John Frame is one of the most dangerous characters in the broadly Reformed world today.
The Most Important Overlooked Doctrine? – "Without hesitation, I would suggest that it is the doctrine of definitive sanctification."