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Mark Herzer
August 22, 2011

Larger Catechism, #71

The Larger Catechism Question 71 71.       Q. How is justification an act of God’s free grace? A. Although Christ, by his obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice in the behalf of them that are justified;[291] yet in as much as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, […]

August 20, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [Excursus: Paul vs. James?]

Excursus[1] Having dealt with the Reformed view of justification by faith alone, we also need to address the matter of Paul and James. I believe there is a solution to the following — A. Paul’s statement: “justified by faith apart from works of the law” (3:28, lit. translation—  λογιζόμεθα ⸀γὰρ ⸂δικαιοῦσθαι πίστει⸃ ἄνθρωπον χωρὶς ἔργων […]

August 17, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [pt. 3]

70.       Q. What is justification? A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,[286] in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;[287] not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,[288] but only for the perfect obedience and full satisfaction of Christ, by […]

August 16, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [pt. 2]

The Larger Catechism Questions 70 70.       Q. What is justification? A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,[286] in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;[287] not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,[288] but only for the perfect obedience and […]

August 15, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [pt. 1]

The Larger Catechism Questions 70 70.       Q. What is justification? A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,[286] in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;[287] not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,[288] but only for the perfect obedience and […]

July 25, 2011

Chapter 10, When will we stop eating the Lord’s Supper?

We will now cover the last part of our little study.  The question before you is a very simple one. When will we stop eating the Lord’s Supper? Well, this, of all the questions, is the easiest. We are told in 1 Cor. 11:26, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the […]

July 17, 2011

Chapter 9, What should I do after the Lord’s Supper?

If there is any energy spent on receiving the Lord’s Supper, it is usually expended before and during the Supper. That we would expect. Yet, there are still things that we can do after the Supper that can still help and encourage us. In a normal meal, hunger creates a desire for food. As we […]

July 12, 2011

Intinction

Intinction[1] Some Presbyterians and many high liturgists have resorted to intinction in the Lord’s Supper. Intinction was a minority practice in the early church in which the consecrated bread was dipped into the wine. The bread was often served on a spoon to prevent the possibility of dropping or dripping the elements. The Eastern Church […]

July 3, 2011

Proverbs 3:1-12

Proverbs 3:1-12 3:1-4 — My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. 3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your […]

May 28, 2011

The Larger Catechism, #2

The Larger Catechism Question 2 2.         Q. How doth it appear that there is a God? A. The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God;[3] but his word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal him unto men for their salvation.[4] Scriptural […]

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