1. MilitaryBrat2007

    Did God create sin? If not, then who did?

    All things come from somewhere, nothing comes from nowhere. All creation comes from God or it does not. If God is sovereign over all things, and created all things, then most certainly sin must have also been created. Objection to the creation of sin: "God simply ‘allowed’ sin into existence."...
  2. TryingToLearn

    Looking for 16-17th Century Reformed Discussions on Beauty

    I am having a hard time finding classical Reformed writers who refer to God as "Beauty" or even affirm that beauty is one of the transcendentals. The closest I can find is Keckermann (https://regensburgforum.com/2017/05/03/the-true-the-good-and-the-beautiful-in-reformed-scholasticism/) but even...
  3. Santiago DO

    A stronger relationship with our Heavenly Father

    Hi family, I would like to ask you: How can we grow in our communion with our triune God? What has helped you most to improve your relationship with Him? Thank you so much.
  4. G

    Will we ever see God's face? (God the Father)

    In eternity will we ever see God the Father's "face"? I'm hoping to stay out of the debates of God having a face as we understand it. Its more of a question of how close our interaction will be with the Father. I'm certain we'll never be disappointed in whatever God grants but I struggle to...
  5. pgwolv

    The Goodness of God

    Hi all In what way would one convey the goodness of God to an unbeliever? Specifically, the charge was made that, to determine someone's goodness, one would not ask that person. Hence, they refuse to take God at His Word when He says He is good. They also point to the cruelty in the world (the...
  6. Travis Fentiman

    Online Resources on the Beatific Vision

    What will it be like to see God? (Mt. 5:8) This is the end and fruit of the Christian life, forever. Taste heaven with these newly collected resources from the best of reformed literature (which are not otherwise easy to come by): On the Beatific Vision - ReformedBooksOnline “As for me, I...
  7. Travis Fentiman

    Online Resources on Perichoresis

    Perichoresis is a Greek word that refers to the mutual love and indwelling of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Social Trinitarians (rife in evangelicalism today) take this concept to teach that the Father, Son and Spirit have separate wills. The orthodox, early Church councils, on the other...
  8. pgwolv

    The Father does and says all He does by His Son?

    Dear PB I am reading an interesting book (written by a local, hence South African, preacher), titled "The Wonder of Jesus in the Old Testament," given to me by a friend, whom I am not sure is reformed. I understand the view that the Angel of the Lord may be/probably is Jesus. What I am...
  9. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

    The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and a member of the Westminster Assembly. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing...
  10. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEWLY PUBLISHED: The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713)

    The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) was a popular Reformed, Presbyterian minister, and fiery preacher in his day. To intimately know God is the substance of this work by Burgess. It is not only to know God as God has revealed his essence, but Burgess, as...
  11. L

    God loves others before himself?

    I am currently reading this book by Timothy Shay Arthur, 1849 "Advice to Young Ladies on Their Duties and Conduct in Life". In chapter two I came across this paragraph and I just can't agree/get my head round it. As I believe God loves Himself primarily and anything else would be idolatry for...
  12. blood-bought

    Are natural talents and gifts from God?

    I hope that I am posting this in the correct forum section. James 1:17 - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. I understand that talents differ from gifts as gifts are...
  13. J

    Comments on chapter 12 Mortification of Sin

    As in my last post I stated, im reading this book and I wanted to comment on what cahpter 12 shows and relate iot to something Ive heard many times today. i woul like to mnow others comments in this relation. Thanks. Chapter 12 of the mortification of sin of John Owen shows that a mean to...