Imputation and Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Perhaps one of the great issues at stake with the discussion of penal substitutionary atonement is that of imputation.  How can sinful man become righteous?  The Bible speaks of God imputing the righteousness of Christ into us as we respond to Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His subsequent resurrection. Wayne Grudem says there are […]

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The Certainty of our Reconciliation!

This past week I came across a great reminder of the certainty of the work of sanctification in the lives of those whom God justifies.  It comes from RC Sproul in his classic book Holiness. “Luther used a simple analogy to explain it.  He described the condition of a patient who was mortally ill.  The […]

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How Will an Unholy Man Enjoy Heaven?

I tend to write about the things I’m reading; thus, you’ve been reading a lot of JC Ryle and John Owen lately.  I do this for two reasons: first, I hope to whet your appetite to go and read good books, and second, if you are not going to go and read the book at […]

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May 1, The Mark of Righteousness

In John 20:31 John gave us the purpose of his Gospel.  In 1 John 5:13 John gave us the purpose of his first letter.  On Sunday morning I came to John 3:3 and wanted to show how we could know that we have been born again and took them to John’s first letter.  John said, […]

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