“My approach . . . recognizes two modes of existence in God . . .”

John Frame says, “My approach . . . recognizes two modes of existence in God . . .”[1] Previous to this statement he says, “The difference between God’s atemporal and historical existences begins, not with the creation of man, but with creation itself.”[2] Let’s consider these words: “two modes of existence in God” and “The […]

All that is in God, James E. Dolezal, reviewed by D. Scott Meadows

  All That Is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism, James E. Dolezal (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017, 162pp.), reviewed by D. Scott Meadows taken from Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies (2017): 137-41, used with permission Copyright © 2017 RBAP. All rights reserved.   With this […]

on John Frame: “he suffers from a paucity of historical theology” ~ Ryan McGraw

  This is a footnote from a lecture on “Of Creation” to be delivered at the Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference 2017. 88. Frame makes other assertions which are not reflective of the Reformed theological tradition. For example: “. . . relenting belongs to God’s very nature . . . Relenting is a divine […]

sample of review article for JIRBS ’17 – “The Majesty of Mystery”

The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God, A Review Article Cameron G. Porter*     The modern theological landscape is such that most people in the pews, and many preachers in their pulpits, could not articulate what divine incomprehensibility is, nor could they comment on the historical significance of the doctrine […]

Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son and Divine Impassibility

  The Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God and the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility taken from Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, 210-23, Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   Prior to entering a formal discussion dealing with the incarnation, the […]

“One God in Three Persons: Unity of Essence, Distinction of Persons, Implications for Life,” A Review Article by Stefan T. Lindblad

  conclusion to “UNITY AND DISTINCTION—One God in Three Persons: Unity of Essence, Distinction of Persons, Implications for Life,” A Review Article by Stefan T. Lindblad, coming soon in Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2016 If mystery is the lifeblood of dogmatics, as Herman Bavinck suggested, the pre-eminent mystery of dogmatics—the mystery […]