Irenaeus was perhaps the most important and influential theologian of early Christianity. He defended against attacks by Gnosticism and Marcionism, he was the first to recognize most of the texts that would form the canon as it is known today, and he developed a robust understanding of Scripture...
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MacArthur's 1000+ page systematic theology book, Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Biblical Truth is now available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS83T7K/
It looks to be a worthwhile read from its table of contents. Fortunately, Google Books affords ample access to the new book: https://goo.gl/ZmPRpp
I was hoping for an even-handed treatment of...
I’ve got a question out there for my URCNA brothers. My understanding is that one of the distinctives of the URCNA is that all communing members (not just offices) are required to subscribe to the 3 Forms of Unity. So my question is two-fold:
1) Is that true?
2) If so, what are the reasons for such a requirement?
The Covenant of Redemption is:
the eternal, inter-Trinitarian covenant between the Father and the Son whereby the Son guarantees to purchase and bring God’s chosen people to eternal life and Heaven forever, laying the foundation for the Covenant of Grace as it is offered and entered into by mankind-sinners in time through the preaching of the Gospel.
The Covenant of...
By God's grace, I've been pastoring full-time for 12 years now. I do a lot of reading - theology, history, biography, leadership, etc. - but I feel like it would be very beneficial for me to go back to school. So I've been considering the DMin degree because it seems best suited for someone engaged in full-time ministry. I prefer spending time in an actual - as opposed to virtual - classroom,...
The previous week I had a conversation with a friend over the role of women in the Church. He is a humanist and holds to egalitarianism. Firstly he asked about why the ministry should be restricted from 'capable' women who feel they want to serve in this way. Secondly, he asked about women being on the mission, inferring that qualifies as women teaching men in the...
I'm excited to join you all and get to know you. I'm a pastor serving in the beautiful burg of Bellingham, WA at the church we planted 12 years ago. We started out as an Acts 29 church, but left in 2013. Beginning in 2015, I began pursuing a relationship with the PCA. This past year I was licensed to preach by the PNW Presbytery and (Lord willing) I'll complete the process of...
Thanks to Patrick (AMR) and the other Admins, I've been able to install and configure the Article Management System (AMS) for this Board. I hope it proves to be a valuable resource for the creation of thoughtful and edifying articles for the PuritanBoard.
I envision the Articles to be of a few types:
1. Thoughtful, well-written articles on various categories of the faith or about current...
I ask because I have heard and read where Hodge erred on the idea that God has passions or emotions, and I see where that can bleed into a misunderstanding of the subject of the archetypal knowledge of God.
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