Piper Friday (Romans 8) God DID Punish Sin in Jesus

I seem to have stirred up a lot of interest with my post on God Killing Christ. I thought I'd ask John Piper to spring to my defence! This is very much how I see this verse, do you agree with what John Piper says in What the Law Could Not Do, God Did, Sending Christ?Romans 8:1-4Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it … [Read more...]

Lloyd-Jones Monday – Is the Bible Authoritative?

Well, so far the Doctor is doing quite well in joining my challenge to blog through the Together for the Gospel Statement. Last week he explored the importance of doctrine itself. Today he addresses the same issues raised in the first article of the statement we are examining together, which addresses the authority of Scripture. He argues that in considering whether the Bible is authoritative, we must come to grips with some big questions. Lloyd-Jones puts it this way: Can we accept the Bible's … [Read more...]

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday – Why Examine Doctrine?

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29)In light of my upcoming series of blogging through the T4G statement, and the blogging challenge, I thought it might prove helpful to quote a few things the Doctor has to say about how to examine Biblical doctrines. If you like, this is what I imagine the Doctor would have said if he could join us in blogging … [Read more...]

Links for May 19, 2006

"The Gospel begins and ends with what God is, not what we want or think we need."Quote from Tom Houston.(tags: T4GB)Band of Bloggers mp3 Is Now Available(tags: T4GB mp3)Must the Church Move Beyond the Bible? Should it "Correct" Scripture?In response to an argument that Isaiah "corrects" Deuteronomy, setting a precedent for "reinterpretation or abrogation" of a divine word, Mohler points out that every time Jesus says 'You have heard ... but I say', He raises the bar, never lowers it.(tags: bible … [Read more...]

Lets get some things straight in the charismatic prophecy debate

PyroManiac is a wiley rascal. He is STILL trying to claim that he o so innocently had no thought of cessation in is head when he started his series on modern prophets. But, cessationism is so much part of him that he didnt even need to have the thought in his head for it to come out so clearly to those of us reading his blog! Later on, in his own post the clear truth of his underlying assumptions comes out - he couldnt supress it any more: So here's my challenge to those continuationists who … [Read more...]

Leviticus – so what?

Leviticus at first sight can appear a challenge to any serious bible student. It is often remarked that those who embark on reading the bible through all to often fall at this hurdle. It is full of elaborate rituals for the priesthood and descriptions of sacrifices involving quite gory detail of blood being shed. It is no doubt the lengthy descriptions of Leviticus that the writer to the Hebrews had in mind when he summarized that almost all things are by the law cleansed with blood; and without … [Read more...]

Lets read Deuteronomy more….

Few people will realise that Jesus favorite book of the OT was actually Deuteronomy- he quoted from it more than any others. How come we don't read it much today? … [Read more...]