The Casual Calvinism of 1 Peter

First Peter is not a classic proof-text for Calvinism and does not contain any detailed teaching on the doctrines of grace. Rather Peter demonstrates what I’m calling “casual Calvinism”. He doesn’t set out to teach it or prove it, really, but makes consistent casual reference to it. This is interesting Read more…

By Rick Conrad, ago

Why can’t God just forgive?

John Owen speaks on the revelation of God’s wrath in the death of Jesus, and touches on why it would be impossible for God to “just forgive” people apart from the atonement: In him God hath manifested the naturalness of this righteousness [his wrath] unto him, in that it was Read more…

By Rick Conrad, ago