Category Archives: Doctrine Of Sin

Living in the ‘Feeling’ and Reality of Freedom from Sin that God Desires For Us In Christ: From Gestation to Resurrection

I really struggled with a false sense of guilt and condemnation for particular sins from my past for years upon years. The enemy of my soul kept me living under ‘a yoke of bondage’ that Jesus said I ‘would be … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalyptics, Christian Spirituality, Devotion, Doctrine Of Sin, Resurrection, Robert Dale Dawson, Salvation | 3 Comments

St. Athanasius and Thomas Torrance in Collusion on the Assumption of the Fallen Human Nature in Christ

As an evangelical in Bible College and Seminary (I still consider myself, broadly construed, an ‘evangelical’) I held to the impeccability view of Christ’s humanity. In other words, I believed that not only could Christ not sin*, but that the … Continue reading

Posted in Athanasius, Christology, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Doctrine Of Sin, Evangelical Calvinism, T. F. Torrance, Thomas Weinandy | 2 Comments

Christ as the first-fruits and first-born from the death of death: Reflecting Further Upon Sin and Its ‘Sensuous Origin’

As I continue to get into researching ‘sin’ I am doing so through reading, in part, stuff from Dutch theologian, Herman Bavinck. I am reading a section he has from his Dogmatics, Vol.3, called The Origin of Sin; how fitting. … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Christology, Doctrine Of Sin, God's Holiness, Herman Bavinck, Incarnation, Salvation, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance | 1 Comment

The Origin of Sin, Pelagius, and Roman Catholicism with Reference to Herman Bavinck

I am just starting to work towards putting together a proposal for PhD research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Free University of Amsterdam), where I hope to be accepted and work with a brilliant theologian there. At these early stages … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of Sin, Herman Bavinck, Salvation, Sin, Soteriology | 4 Comments

The Personal and Positive Reality of Sin, and How that Impacts Our Walks with Jesus

Sin, the word, has almost become cliché these days; we almost, even in the church, in many ways, think of it in cavalier terms; maybe only because we have been exposed to it so much (for those who have been … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of Sin, Ron Frost | 1 Comment

Sin and Its Yucky Implications for What It Means to Be Human: Engaging with Thomas Aquinas and John Webster

What is sin, and how does it shape what it means to be a human being? Throughout the rest of this post we will mostly engage with the latter part of my question, and leave the former part to the … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of Creation, Doctrine Of Sin, John Webster, Thomas Aquinas, Thomism

God’s Forgiveness. A Refreshment

I don’t know about you, but I struggled with guilt and forgiveness in my life for many years; years that reached back into my childhood, through my teen years, and finally into my young adult years (at which point the … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of Sin, H. R. Macintosh, Salvation, Soteriology | 3 Comments

What do we know of evil and sin?: A Response to Open Theism from Christ Concentrated Theism

I have been having a quick discussion, once again, around the issue of so called ‘Open Theism.’ I had a “friend” on Facebook who is a strong proponent for Open Theism, so strong that he helped organize (I think) the … Continue reading

Posted in Analogy of Faith, Analytic Theology, Analytical Theology, Barth, Christology, Doctrine Of Creation, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Doctrine Of Sin, Epistemology, Karl Barth, Ontology, Open Theism | 14 Comments

John Webster Laughs, He Sighs: Taking the Bible Back From The Errantists And Inerrantists

The Bible is part of God’s domain in Jesus Christ; it speaks God’s lively voice over, and often, against us. When I encounter approaches to Scripture that are premised upon a posture of sitting over Scripture through some platform ostensibly … Continue reading

Posted in Bibliology, Doctrine Of Creation, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Scripture, Doctrine Of Sin, John Webster | 1 Comment

Stop It! Stop It! Quit Looking at Yourself: Knowledge of God, Knowledge of Self

Karl Barth, hearkens back to John Calvin in many ways; but of course Barth doesn’t do so uncritically, or in ways that remain abstract from Barth’s own theological categories and emphases, formed as they are by his centraldogma of election … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Doctrine Of Sin, George Hunsinger, John Calvin, Karl Barth | 3 Comments