Category Archives: Application of Redemption

The Basis for Unity

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What if Protestants are actually orthodox by Roman Catholic standards? After all, both sets of western Christians affirm the Nicene Creed and some of us actually use it as the basis for catechetical instruction. Is the difference simply that Protestants are not in fellowship with the Bishop of Rome? And is it that Protestants will… Read More→

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Can We Talk About Prayer Meetings?

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Paul Levy and I have, but the differences of our talk may be worth considering. Like many evangelicals who seem to need to show their piety (despite our Lord’s warning about praying that others can see us at prayer), Levy provides a number of reasons for the week night “gathering” that seem to have less… Read More→

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The Spirit Neglected

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I’m not sure what branch of Protestantism Father Dwight belonged to before he converted, but surely you don’t need to be a speaker of tongues to know the importance of the Holy Spirit in accounting for true faith Protestant-style. Somehow, though, Father Dwight believes that faith invariably proceeds from reason (and not from the mysterious… Read More→

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Say What You Will About Klineanism, At Least It’s an Ethos

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ProtoProtestant identifies one reason why Meredith Kline matters: Revelation 20 knows nothing of a political dominion of the church over the earth during this millennial age of the great commission. That expectation is a delusion of the prophets of theonomic postmillennialism, who, in their impatience with the way through the wilderness, have succumbed to carnal… Read More→

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Beware the Adverb

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Adverbs usually reveal the subtext. Tim Challies shows why: There is also a kind of symbolic value to paying taxes. By paying taxes we affirm that we understand the intrinsic value of authority. Paying taxes is one very practical way that we prove our obedience to God and prove our understanding of the authority he… Read More→

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But Won’t You Still Go Into Exile?

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Tim Challies channels Paul in Romans 7 even if he avoids “oh wretched man”: I still get angry. I still lash out in anger. I still simmer in anger. I still have desires that stem from anger and suffer the consequences of my anger. And that is just one sin. I still lust and am… Read More→

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