Who is Jesus Christ?

Who is Jesus Christ?

Who does the Bible say that he is?

It is often assumed that everyone in North America knows who the Lord Jesus Christ is.  People may think that He is the founder of Christianity, a good religious teacher, or perhaps an example to be followed.  A Christian may well respond that He is a Saviour and friend of sinners.  Christ is all of these things to be sure, but He is so much more! 

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is a Prophet, Priest, and King. Read more

What does “God…without passions” Mean?

In the 2nd London Confession of Faith, chapter 2:1, we read concerning God: “The Lord our God is but one only living and true God…without body, parts, or passions…” The denial of passions with reference to God is referred to as the doctrine of divine impassibility.

A Statement of the Doctrine

A standard definition of impassibility is, “That divine attribute whereby God is said not to experience inner emotional changes, whether enacted freely from within or effected by his relationship to and interaction with human beings and the created order.” Read more

Confessing the Impassible God

New RBAP title coming this fall

 

Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, eds. Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, James P. Butler, Stefan T. Lindblad, and James M. Renihan.

RBAP currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without Passions: a Primer. What is divine impassibility? Sam Renihan, in his newest book (God without Passions: a Primer), defines it as follows: “God does not experience emotional changes either from within or effected by his relationship to creation” (19). That definition might startle you. Read more

“It’s another boy” – Abortion in the News

There are a few things happening in the news that Christians should be aware of.

2. In the US, the Center for Medical Progress has released  four videos (more are forthcoming) that demonstrate the goulish practices of Planned Parenthood. The fact that PP murders babies is goulish in itself; but these recent videos show that PP then sells the organs and tissues from these little ones for profit. Please do not miss the logic of some pro-choice advocates: abortion is acceptable because the product of conception is a lump of tissue; however, this “lump of tissue” is then referred to as hearts, kidneys, and other organs/extremities. On the fourth video, one of the PP workers even exclaims, “It’s another boy” while sifting through the remains of a baby that had been aborted. The abortion industry has out Molech-ed Molech.

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