Reformation Theology Blog

The Way of Righteousness: Why We Need It and How to Attain It

"John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?" But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him." Matt 3:14-15

The Hand of God Was also on Judah to Give Them One Heart to Do

Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem to keep the Passover to the Lord, the God of Israel. For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had taken counsel to keep the Passover in the second month— for they could not keep it at that time because the priests had not consecrated themselves in sufficient number, nor had the people assembled in Jerusalem— 4 <

The Spirit of Babel

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:1-4

The Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3

In Matthew 5:3, Jesus declares a profound truth that challenges conventional wisdom: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." This verse addresses the spiritual poverty of humanity and our desperate need for God's grace.

Things That Kill

by Dan Morse

While we’re in the thick of wintry days and this afternoon’s intermittent snowfall I’ve been looking back over this past year and thinking about warmer weather….

it is God who works in you, both to will and to work

"...for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." Philippians 2:13

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10  

"I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide.: John 15:16

The Existence of Logic Not Compatible with a Materialist Worldview

The existence of logic (such as the law of non-contradiction) is consistent with the Biblical worldview since it is based on the understanding that logic is universal, invariant, and immaterial. These characteristics of logic are difficult to account for within a materialist worldview, which is why the Biblical worldview provides the only coherent basis for the existence of logic.

Our True Source of Righteousness: Christ Alone

"For when the conscience feels anxious as to how it may have the favor of God, as to the answer it could give, and the confidence it would feel, if brought to his judgment-seat, in such a case the requirements of the law are not to be brought forward, but Christ, who surpasses all the perfection of the law, is alone to be held forth for righteousness." - John Calvin

The Unifying Thread of Scripture: The Person of Jesus Christ

Many have sought to discern the center of biblical theology, exploring various themes such as God, Israel, Covenant, creation, kingdom, salvation, and new creation. However, none of these themes accurately capture the essence of the Bible. They are only meaningful in relation to Christ. Without Christ, the kingdom, salvation, and new creation lose their meaning. In fact, the entirety of the Bible points towards Christ, and it is unified in Him.

Jesus Speaks in Syllogisms

First of all, what is a syllogism? A syllogism is a logical formula consisting of two premises and a conclusion, which follows of necessity from them. It is a combination of two judgments that necessitate a third judgment infallibly. A simple example of a syllogism is: If all humans are sinners, and all Greeks are humans, then all Greeks are sinners.