The Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Christian Gospel is a message regarding God, man, and the Mediator between the two, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says that God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness” (Hab 1:13).

This is bad news for man as the Bible says concerning everyone: “There is none righteous, no not one; there is one who understands; there is none who weeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no not one” (Rom 3:10-12). Click to read more about “The Gospel of Jesus Christ”

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. Click to read more about “Who is Jesus Christ”

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.” Click to read more about “What does ‘God…without passions’ Mean?”

Surrey Reformed Baptist Church Bible Study and Church Plant – May 2017 Update

As an outreach of Free Grace Baptist Church (FGBC) in Chilliwack, BC, it is our desire is to see another Reformed Baptist witness commence in the BC Lower Mainland, west of the Fraser Valley.

At the last church plant meeting in early Spring 2017 decisions were made by FGBC office bearers as to the following: Click to read more about “SRBC Bible Study and Church Plant Updates”

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. Click to read more about “Confessing the Impassible God”