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Archive for the ‘Creation’ Category
The sermon is here.
The Creator’s Sabbath I The Creator’s Sabbath II The Creator’s Sabbath III The Creator’s Sabbath IV
Redeemer Radio interviewed me (Richard Barcellos) on the doctrine of creation & others on Scripture, sovereignty, Trinity, & decree here.
You can listen to it here. It’s only 20 minutes long.
Here are the last two sections of chapter five of Better than the Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective. The knowledge of God we possess via creation and providence is not sufficient to secure the well-being of our souls. Listen to the Confession of Faith again: Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom and power of [ Read More ]
Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God become man, is God’s remedy for Adam’s failure. Jesus Christ takes His seed where Adam failed to take his. Salvation in Christ is better than creation in the image of God and citizenship in the garden of Eden. God does not place believers in Christ back at the starting line in the same position in which Adam was created. He grants irrevocable, eternal [ Read More ]
“There is, however, something staggering to consider here. The Son who made all things for Himself, by whom all things came into existence, and in whom all things maintain their current form of existence “became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14). He was “born of a woman, born under the Law” (Gal. 4:4). He became what He was not, while never ceasing to be what He always was and [ Read More ]
The theology of the Confession concerning the Ten Commandments begins at creation (2nd LCF 4). However, the first explicit mention of the Ten Commandments is not in the chapter on creation but the chapter on the law of God (2nd LCF 19:2). Therefore, we will use chapter 19, Of the Law of God, as a guide to unfold the theology of the Confession concerning the Ten Commandments. Four themes will [ Read More ]
The gospel is news from God that He has devised a way to repair human nature and take all creation to a glorious end. That glorious end, the city of God, new Jerusalem, the eternal state, the new heavens and new earth, is better than the beginning. In the beginning, though the potential for what comes about at the end was present, it was never attained by Adam. In the [ Read More ]