It's the wee hours of the morning right now. Actually, it's not even midnight as I type this, but I'm the only one up right now, so it fits. But I've been thinking about today and felt like writing. The family and I went swimming three times this week, just because we felt like it. … Continue reading At The Pool
About five years ago, I wrote a hymn that basically summed up the Five Points of Calvinism. It took me a ridiculously long time to find the lyrics again, but I did! I post them here for my reference and for your enjoyment. Before Creation, God ordained To save His Son’s dear bride Then Jesus … Continue reading Elect, Raise Up Your Voice to God
If you've read some of the quotes I've posted recently—or if you follow me on Twitter or Goodreads—you know I'm reading Geerhardus Vos' Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. I'll be the first to admit that, while it's incredibly rich, I only understand about half of it. Right now I'm doing what Mortimer Adler called inspectional reading—reading … Continue reading Danny Olinger’s Biography of Geerhardus Vos
Jeremiah complains [2.9–11] that Israel is more inclined to change it's God than the heathen nations. It is not difficult to explain this. The pagan nations had no desire to change, because their religion was the natural expression of their disposition. Israel persistently struggled to throw off the yoke of Jehovah's service, because the old … Continue reading The Yoke of Monotheism?
Preface: I've been studying the book of Daniel fairly in-depth. So, I thought I'd write about it. Here are all the posts in this series. In the work of typology, one seeks to find how different things, people, events, etc., point to Jesus. These things could point to him in the ways they resemble him. … Continue reading Danielic Musings: They Deserved It
Preface: I've been studying the book of Daniel fairly in-depth. So, I thought I'd write about it. Here are all the posts in this series. At the beginning of the book of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar lays siege to Jerusalem and captures King Jehoiakim and a lot of other Judahites. This was just the beginning of a … Continue reading Danielic Musings: God Glorified in His Foreordained Wrath
God reveals Himself to the inner sense of man through the religious consciousness and the moral conscience. He also reveals Himself in the works of nature without. It is obvious that the latter must rest on the former. If there were no antecedent innate knowledge of God, no amount of nature-observation would lead to an … Continue reading God Has Already Proven Himself