Category Archives: humility

What can be more preposterous…

Calvin on giving our fellow men the benefit of the doubt in the decisions they make while expecting God to measure up (down?) to our expectations: “And certainly in this matter many display monstrous infatuation, presuming to subject the works … Continue reading

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Who is this Jesus? #4 – suffering and hope

Following are the rough teacher’s notes from lesson 4 of a four-week Sunday School series titled, Who is this Jesus? See also the series preface, lesson 1, lesson 2, and lesson 3. Who is this Jesus? #4: Suffering and hope … Continue reading

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Regarding Diana Jimenez

June 6, 2013 Dear [BIOLA] President Barry Corey, My first introduction to BIOLA was through the writings of Fred Sanders and John Mark Reynolds several years ago on the Scriptorium blog of the Torrey Institute. Thank you for your work … Continue reading

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Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

The Holy Scriptures do not let us escape the fact that the Christian life is war, but we are sleepy and hardly even realize that we are soldiers. Can it really be, though, that we will be content with comfort, … Continue reading

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Arrogance and humility

This basic divide must either be embraced or reversed. So in the brave new world, arrogance preaches Christ and humility talks about self. –Doug Wilson In this evil age we have much to learn about humility (which we call arrogance), … Continue reading

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On confronting sin

If we saw that such would reform without reproof, we would gladly forbear the publishing of their faults. But when reproofs themselves prove so ineffectual, that they are more offended at the reproof than at the sin, and had rather … Continue reading

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All our authority is but for our work

Richard Baxter was a pastor in England in the 1600s. One of the great spiritual problems in Baxter’s day was that pastors had long neglected their duty to know their parishioners’ spiritual condition and to teach them privately from house … Continue reading

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