Category Archives: Jesus

C.E.B. Cranfield’s one-sentence summary of Romans 3:24-26

C.E.B Cranfield, professor of theology at Durham University for much of the second half of the 20th century: We take it that what Paul’s statement that God purposed Christ as a propitiatory victim means is that God, because in His … Continue reading

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Richard Sibbes on demonically-induced thoughts

Some again are haunted with hideous representations to their imaginations, and with vile and unworthy thoughts of God, of Christ, of the Word, which, as busy flies, disquiet and molest their peace. These are cast in like wildfire by Satan, … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis: “You must make your choice.”

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Jesus: ‘I’m ready to accept Him as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the … Continue reading

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J.I. Packer on “the heart of Reformed Christianity”

The heart of Reformed Christianity is its Trinitarian Christocentrism, expressed manwardly in evangelistic and pastoral proclamation attuned to human need, according to Christ’s Great Commission, and Godwardly in the worshipful offering, both corporately and individually, of responsive praise, prayer, thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Eckhard Schnabel: “Paul was a missionary, not a religionist involved in a dialogue.”

After working through Paul’s teaching in Romans 1:18-32 and Acts 17:22-31, Schnabel responds to a document (“Ecumenical considerations for dialogue and relations with people of other religions”) put out by the World Council of Churches in 2002: While the apostle … Continue reading

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Lloyd-Jones on joy: What it is and where it comes from

In a sermon on 1 John 1:4, “And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” (1948) [Here], I suggest, are the elements of joy. Firstly, a state of complete satisfaction. There is no joy unless … Continue reading

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Lloyd-Jones on the essence of the Christian life: not ethical living, not sound doctrine, but “fellowship with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ”

Speaking in 1948 Lloyd-Jones is commenting on 1 John 1:3 (“And truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”): Let me put it negatively like this: Christians are not simply people who are primarily concerned … Continue reading

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