Posts Tagged ‘Theology’

It has been truly said: “Right views concerning Christ are indispensable to a right faith, and a right faith is indispensable to salvation.  To stumble at the foundation, is, concerning faith, to make shipwreck altogether; for as Immanuel, God with us, is the grand Object of faith, to err in views of His eternal Deity, or to err in views of His sacred humanity, is alike destructive.  There are points of truth which are not fundamental, though erroneous views on any one point must lead to God-dishonoring consequences in strict proportion to its importance and magnitude; but there are certain foundation truths to err concerning which is to insure for the erroneous and the unbelieving, the blackness of darkness forever” (J. C. Philpot, 1859).


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The Triune God as Author of Evangelism

Evangelism has its roots in eternity.

Theologians speak of the pactum salutis, made from everlasting by the three persons of the Godhead.  The term pactum salutis may be translated either covenant of re­demption or council of redemption.  The writer prefers the latter rendering because the term covenant is used gener­ally in theology to designate an agreement made by God with man and historically administered.  (more…)

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