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types and their anti-types

Either types are of the substance or material of their anti-types or they are not. Which is it? I think they are not. If they were they would render themselves as non-types; they would be the things themselves. The Sinai Covenant contains many types/shadows of that which was to come. That which was to come has come. And it is that which was to come which is of the essence  [ Read More ]

John Owen’s BIBLICAL THEOLOGY: Purpose and Definition of Theology

Purpose of Owen’s Biblical Theology   John Owen’s Theologoumena/Biblical Theology was most likely “his introductory lectures to students of theology at the University of Oxford…”[1] “[I]t consists of dissertations on the origin, nature, and progress of the knowledge of God…”[2] He describes his intentions in the epistle to the reader in these words, “Clearly it attempts to set out the nature of true Theology, and maps out the course and  [ Read More ]

Brief thoughts on the incarnation

The Son, who made all things for Himself, by whom all things come into existence, and by whom all things maintain their current form of existence, “became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14). He who hung the stars had no place to lay His head. He who called all things into being, was hated without cause, laughed at, scorned, framed, rushed through a mock trial, crucified, and died. What  [ Read More ]

Lord’s Supper and Prayer: means of grace

The Lord’s Supper & prayer are means of grace through which the Spirit of God brings soul-nourishing and faith-strengthening blessings from heaven to Christ’s people on the earth by the blessing of God.

Geerhardus Vos: life, ministry, impact

The Life of Geerhardus Vos   Vos’ somewhat mysterious life[1] began on March 14, 1862 in Heerenveen, Friesland, The Netherlands. His father, Rev. Jan Hendrick Vos, with German Old Reformed roots, was a pastor of six different congregations in the Netherlands before settling in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Christian Reformed Church. Here he served in his only long-term pastorate of nearly twenty years.[2] Geerhardus was educated in various schools  [ Read More ]

Positive law and covenantal canon

From friends of mine:   Richard Muller defines natural/moral law in this way: “the universal moral law either impressed by God upon the mind of all people or immediately discerned by the reason in its encounter with the order of nature.”[1] Moral law endures throughout all of the covenants, but positive laws do not. A positive law may be generally defined as “something that is dependent on direct revelation for  [ Read More ]

John Owen: Life, Ministry, and Legacy

The Life and Ministry of John Owen   John Owen was born in 1616,[1] the same year William Shakespeare died.[2] His father, Henry Owen, was a ‘Puritan’ nonconformist of Welsh descent.[3] Relatively nothing is known of his mother. Andrew Thomson says:   Little is known regarding the childhood of Owen; and no records whatever have descended to tell us of the mother to whom was committed the training of his  [ Read More ]

John Owen on pictures of Christ

It is the eye of faith alone that can see the King in his beauty. What else can contemplate on the uncreated glories of his divine nature? Can the hand of man represent the union of his natures in the same person, wherein he is peculiarly amiable? What eye can discern the mutual communications of the properties of his different natures in the same person, which depends thereon, whence it  [ Read More ]

update on GRBC

July 1, 2011   Greetings from Grace Reformed Baptist Church (GRBC), Palmdale, CA, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the devil-conquering Seed of the woman, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the last Adam, the First-Born from the dead, our Savior and only hope of righteousness before God, God from God, true God from true God, the eternally begotten of the Father, who became  [ Read More ]

GRBC morning worship

GRBC will be meeting at the Ramada Inn, Palmdale Blvd. ...

sermons from Lord's

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public worship on Oc

The Holiday Inn, in which we normally meet, informed us ...

The Father loves the

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