There is no place [in the OT] for the popular idea (in Evangelicalism) that in the sacrificial ritual God is somehow punishing the animal…or for the inference that something parallel to that is happening in the sacrificial death of Christ.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…” – Proverbs 1:7 There is no shortage of fear today. Fears of war, terrorism, natural disasters, finances, illness and other topics are prevalent. Many in the world of psychology would say that fear is a bad thing. According to some, fear holds us back, kills […]
Whenever churches talk about the gospel, they are attempting to answer this question, “what must I do to be saved?” Depending on who you ask, of course, you will probably receive a different answer. Even though everyone starts with faith in Jesus, the requirements beyond that seem to differ from church to church. Some are adamant that […]
We’re deeply grateful to have baptized six individuals into God’s Kingdom this past Sunday. This Sunday’s baptism was not these individuals’ first, however, as each of them had been baptized in other churches previously. In light of that, it’s always worth asking if re-baptism is a biblical practice. And if it is biblical, how should churches […]
“If a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts; but if he is content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties.” – Francis Bacon Do you ever find yourself doubting Christianity? And by doubting Christianity, I mean more than whether you think God exists or not. The kind of doubt I’m […]
This past Sunday, we learned just how important it is for Christians to win the war that rages on in the mind. It is a war not easily won, but a war that Jesus demands we win if we are to truly make Him the Lord of our lives. To learn how to win this war, listen […]
If you were born between the years of 1980 and 2005, you are a millennial. If you are one of these individuals, society tells us that you seek three things from your adult years and your career. The first of these is accountability. You want to do a job that other people notice and hold you […]
The top of a news article I recently came across featured two photos at the top. Both photos showed world leaders, one from Russia, one from the United States. One held a tiger, the other held a small, fluffy, white dog. I’m sure you can probably guess which of one of these men was holding […]
Modern Reformed theologians such as RC Sproul, Wayne Grudem and others teach that in order for the believer to be justified, he must be imputed with both the righteous life of Christ (His active obedience) as well as the sacrificial death of Christ (His passive obedience). This teaching, sometimes called “double imputation” or the doctrine […]
All kinds of superstitions surround the calendar event that occurs when the 13th day of a month falls on a Friday. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number “13” and friggatriskaidekaphobia is specifically related to the fear of Friday the 13th. One of the blessings of knowing Christ is in realizing that this day is no […]
This is the first article in a small series dealing with the doctrine of imputation, the term “the righteousness of Christ” and the doctrine of active obedience. Recently we here at Christ Covenant Church realized that there exists a bit of confusion surrounding the term “double imputation.” For some, the term refers to imputation of […]
We cannot earn or work our way to royalty status.
The doctrine of the imputation of the Active Obedience of Christ is settled doctrine in Reformed circles . . . or is it? Listen and watch as Pastor Scott discusses the heresy and danger of double imputation: