Certainly not. Actually, we increase our debt every day. (Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 13)
Q. According to God's righteous judgment we deserve punishment both now and in eternity: how then can we escape this punishment and return to God's favor? A. God requires that his justice be satisfied. Therefore the claims of this justice must be paid in full, either by ourselves or by another. (Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 12)
Question: "How do you respond to those who believe that the work of the church is to 'transform society' or to 'bring in the Kingdom'? Answer: "First, I say that the coming of the kingdom is not evident in transforming society. As I've said, the church through word, sacrament, and discipline is advancing the kingdom … Continue reading Should the Church Seek to Transform Society?
"Eternal and almighty God, we humble ourselves in Your presence to dedicate to You the beginning of this year by adoration, prayer, and praise. We come before Your Supreme Majesty and acknowledge with gratitude the manifold blessings which You have freely bestowed upon us through the whole course of our lives. We thank You that, … Continue reading A Prayer for New Year’s Day
This post and the next one seek to answer the question: "What does it mean to be Reformed?" These posts are intended for those who might not know what it means to be Reformed, for those who disagree with Reformed theology but nevertheless want to learn more, and for professing Reformed Christians who want to … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be Reformed? (Part One)