Posts Tagged: reformed theology

How do scholars estimate when each book of the Bible was written?

How do scholars estimate when each book of the Bible was written?

SPROUL: There are different methods. The main method is through external sources, by looking at what the ancient extrabiblical writers would quote. For example, if a text of Scripture...

How Did Protestants Think About the Church After the Reformation?

How Did Protestants Think About the Church After the Reformation?

Up until the Reformation, by and large, certainly in the West, there had been one united institutional church. It didn’t mean everybody agreed about everything, but at least, theoretically,...

What are the essential ingredients of a true church?

What are the essential ingredients of a true church?

SPROUL: Well, I think you know at the sixteenth century with the rupture of the unity of the ecclesiastical situation, there was a huge debate on what is a...

Professor Jacobus Arminius

Professor Jacobus Arminius

So in 1603, Arminius becomes professor at Leiden. Now bear in mind, he’s got a letter of recommendation from Beza, he’s a pretty tough nut in terms of orthodoxy,...

What characteristic of Martin Luther made him effective as God’s instrument to reform the church?

What characteristic of Martin Luther made him effective as God’s instrument to reform the church?

SPROUL: He was a beggar who found where he could get bread. And told everybody who would listen to him. I think that the biggest thing that I… how...

The Essential Difference between the Protestant and Roman Catholic Views of Assurance

The Essential Difference between the Protestant and Roman Catholic Views of Assurance

Here is the embodiment and summary of what had generally been taught in the Middle Ages but it had never been officially defined that God loves the lovely. “For...

Is God justified in punishing us for Adam’s sin? – R.C. Sproul

Is God justified in punishing us for Adam’s sin? – R.C. Sproul

It’s just that they’re born with a sin nature because they sinned in Adam. That’s the whole concept there that Adam was the perfect representative, not just for himself...

Derek Thomas: Thank You

Derek Thomas: Thank You

I want to thank you for all the ways in which you help Ligonier to accomplish the task that it does here and overseas. I think it’s a time...

How can I avoid becoming prideful? – Burk Parsons

How can I avoid becoming prideful? – Burk Parsons

I recently wrote an article for Credo Magazine online and talked a little bit about my own experience in coming to understand the doctrine of salvation in Scripture and...

Steven Lawson: Thank You

Steven Lawson: Thank You

I want to thank you for your faithful support. The way you have come alongside of us and your gifts and prayers have enabled Ligonier to carry out its...