A Few More Thoughts on Imputation

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology

When I have commented on imputation in the past few years I am sometimes asked if my position is "a classic Protestant position" on these matters. The answer is, in itself, a point for considerable discussion. The Lutherans clearly had a nuance on the matter. Calvin had yet another nuance and Bucer had yet a different one from Calvin. (They … Read More

Imputation

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology

I am sometimes asked, due to the heated debates surrounding the so-called New Perspective on Paul, if I truly believe in imputation. To put it very simply, "What is my understanding of the relationship of Christ’s righteousness and his work of imputation?" I always answer this question as plainly as I know how. No one will be saved without the … Read More

David Bahnsen on the New Perspective, N. T Wright and Auburn Avenue

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology

I wrote a blog several days ago about the resolution of the Mississippi Valley Presbytery (PCA) presented to the General Assembly in their June meeting (“The New Perspective and the PCA, July 2, 2005). This resolution sought to put the entire denomination on record as opposed to the "heresies" of the New Perspective on Paul and related matters. I expressed … Read More

Is the Bible a Rule Book?

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology

Yesterday I wrote an extensive word about the public lecture of Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon at Elmhurst College on Wednesday night, April 27. There is so much that Gagnon said that is worth repeating but for now I will give one simple illustration. After an hour plus on the subject of sexual ethics and purity he noted that many … Read More

Recommending a Systematic Theology Book

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology

This morning I wrote an email to a very good friend who had written to ask me to recommend a systemtic theology book for a resource section that will appear in a booklet he recently wrote that will be published by a national ministry. I wrote the following letter: Dear Brother: I have been thinking a bit further re: systematic … Read More

Show Me Your Glory

John ArmstrongBiblical Theology

I have resisted composing blogs for almost a year. While many friends continued to tell me that I must enter the "brave new world," I declined their suggestions regularly. Friends not only urged me, they bugged me frankly, to begin. Journaling seems so private, so simple, so intensely useful, if done well. My friends kept saying, "Write your journal thoughts." … Read More