Post Archives

Larger Catechism
May 17, 2012

Larger Catechism 194, Forgiving Others, pt. 2

The Larger Catechism Question 194 (pt. 2) 194.     Q. What do we pray for in the fifth petition? … As we forgive This phrase (as we forgive our debtors) can raise some interesting questions. The way the Larger Catechism interprets it is the following: “which we are the rather emboldened to ask, and encouraged to […]

May 15, 2012

Larger Catechism 194, Forgiveness, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Question 194 194.     Q. What do we pray for in the fifth petition? A. In the fifth petition, (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,[1265]) acknowledging, that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual sin, and thereby become debtors to the justice of God; […]

February 19, 2012

Larger Catechism 193, Daily Bread

Larger Catechism 193ab Use the above link to download the pdf version of the Larger Catechism lesson. The Larger Catechism Question 193   193.     Q. What do we pray for in the fourth petition? A. In the fourth petition, (which is, Give us this day our daily bread,[1253]) acknowledging, that in Adam, and by our […]

January 31, 2012

Larger Catechism, #76

The Larger Catechism Question 76 76.       Q. What is repentance unto life? A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace,[320] wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit[321] and Word of God,[322] whereby, out of the sight and sense, not only of the danger,[323] but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his […]

December 12, 2011

Larger Catechism, #74, pt. 2

The Larger Catechism Question 74 74.       Q. What is adoption? A. Adoption is an act of the free grace of God,[307] in and for his only Son Jesus Christ,[308] whereby all those that are justified are received into the number of his children,[309] have his name put upon them,[310] the Spirit of his Son given […]

December 11, 2011

Larger Catechism, #74, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Question 74 74.       Q. What is adoption? A. Adoption is an act of the free grace of God,[307] in and for his only Son Jesus Christ,[308] whereby all those that are justified are received into the number of his children,[309] have his name put upon them,[310] the Spirit of his Son given […]

November 27, 2011

Larger Catechism, #73

The Larger Catechism Question 73 73.       Q. How doth faith justify a sinner in the sight of God? A. Faith justifies a sinner in the sight of God, not because of those other graces which do always accompany it, or of good works that are the fruits of it,[304] nor as if the grace of […]

November 23, 2011

Larger Catechism, #72

The Larger Catechism Question 72 72.       Q. What is justifying faith? A. Justifying faith is a saving grace,[297] wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit[298] and Word of God,[299] whereby he, being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself and all other creatures to recover him out […]

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 […]

Page 3 of 4