Sunday, March 30, 2008

John Calvin, The Reformer

John Calvin, the Reformer. One of the greatest heroes in the Christian faith. I and the reformed faith owe him a great deal of gratitude for his work as a minister of the Gospel and theologian. The truths of the scriptures he brought to light and taught go so far beyond "Calvinistic" soteriology. In fact, Calvin would have hated the fact that anyone would call themselves a "Calvinist".
Calvin was a man who suffered much in his life, but at the same time held such a high view of God and a realistic view of himself. Thank God for great men like John Calvin; what's more, praise God that He would choose to use men so mightily in order to build up His kingdom on earth.
Soli deo Gloria.

Friday, March 28, 2008


Tetelestai- the most beautiful Greek word in all of Scripture. Christ uttered this word from the cross after suffering the pains of hell during the three hours of darkness. We know it to mean "It is finished". Why is that beautiful? Redemption had been completed! Christ paid the debt for sin and God's elect were purchased for eternity. The wrath of God upon sin had been satisfied.

This word rings in my ear often, and every time it does I am moved and humbled. Christ- the infinte God-man became a curse to save the likes of me and all those whom God chose to have mercy on. What a God we serve. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!