Entries by Jim Butler

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord? A Biblical Theology of the book of Leviticus L. Michael Morales (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2015, 347pp.) Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord (WSA) is a compelling study that explains the significance of the book of Leviticus and does so with a view […]

The Fear of God

The Bible often speaks about the “fear of God.” There are two types of the fear of God, the first is a slavish fear, and the second is a filial fear. Both are referred to in Exodus 20:20, “And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not fear [slavish]; for God has come to test you, […]

A Necessary Distinction

The doctrines of justification and sanctification are both necessary components of the Christian faith. There is no such thing as a justified but unsanctified sinner and no such thing as a sanctified but unjustified sinner. Both are essential.

The Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats (Mt 25:31-46)

The question of good works and the final judgment is one that often perplexes the people of God. The teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is relevant as it is a clear statement of the judgment of the sheep and the goats. There are several reasons why the traditional, Protestant understanding of justification by faith […]