Marrow of Modern Divinity – Freedom from Law

Introduction To this point in our study of The Marrow, we've learned about the 3 Laws that our author finds in the Bible: (1) The Law of Works (what we must DO in order to be saved - before the Fall), (2) The Law of Faith (We must trust in Christ, our mediator and substitute … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – Freedom from Law

Marrow of Modern Divinity – Repentance

Today's lesson from The Marrow teaches how that Repentance is a not a work to be performed to prepare one for salvation, but rather a necessary gift and grace of the Holy Spirit given in regeneration. Today's lesson comes from Chapter 2, Section 3, entitled: Evangelical Repentance a Consequence of Faith (click the title above … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – Repentance

Marrow of Modern Divinity – The Gospel Call, Part 2

In our previous post and this, we learn that anyone who comes to Christ for mercy and forgiveness of sin WILL be saved; Christ will turn no one away (John 6:37). As the Scripture demands that all men everywhere be commanded to repent (Mk 16:15, Mk 6:12, Lu 24:47 Acts 17:30, 20:21, 26:20, Rom 2:4, … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – The Gospel Call, Part 2

Marrow of Modern Divinity – The Gospel Call, Part 1

Now that we have learned about the deliverance of fallen man from sin and the law of condemnation, and about the satisfaction accomplished by Jesus Christ on behalf of his own, we turn to the method for sinners to appropriate this free gift to themselves - repentance and faith. First, however, we touch on the … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – The Gospel Call, Part 1

Marrow of Modern Divinity – Provision of Grace, part 2

The Marrow of Modern Divinity is a charming little 17th century work on the Federal structure of the Scriptures. Chapter 2 of the work covers God's Plan of Grace to redeem fallen man. The outline for the chapter reflects God's Promise as - Purposed (in eternity), Promised (in Old Testament History), and Performed (in time … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – Provision of Grace, part 2

Marrow of Modern Divinity – Provision of Grace, part 1

The Marrow of Modern Divinity is a charming little 17th century work on the Federal structure of the Scriptures. Chapter 2 of the work covers God's Plan of Grace to redeem fallen man. The outline for the chapter reflects God's Promise as - Purposed (in eternity), Promised (in Old Testament History), and Performed (in time … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – Provision of Grace, part 1

Marrow of Modern Divinity – Promise of Grace, part 4

Over the last few weeks, I've been blogging through the Marrow of Modern Divinity. Chapter 1 of The Marrow covered the Covenant of Works that God made with our father Adam. The chapter dealt with the arrangement that God made with all mankind through our first father, which Adam subsequently broke and plunged all his … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – Promise of Grace, part 4

Marrow of Modern Divinity – Promise of Grace, part 3

[The Law] was not set up by itself as an entire rule of righteousness, to which alone they were to look who desired righteousness and salvation, ...but it was added to the covenant of grace, that by looking at it men might see what kind of righteousness it is by which they can be justified in the sight of God; and that by means thereof, finding themselves destitute of that righteousness, they might be moved to embrace the covenant of grace, in which that righteousness is held forth to be received by faith.

Marrow of Modern Divinity – Promise of Grace, part 2

The Marrow of Modern Divinity is a 17th Century work that teaches concerning God's Eternal Plan to redeem a people to his name to the praise of His grace. The work is set as a discussion between a legalist and a libertine about the role of the law in the life of a believer. An … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – Promise of Grace, part 2

Marrow of Modern Divinity – Promise of Grace

The Marrow of Modern Divinity is a 17th Century work that teaches concerning God's Eternal Plan to redeem a people to his name to the praise of His grace. The work is set as a discussion between a legalist and a libertine about the role of the law in the life of a believer. An … Continue reading Marrow of Modern Divinity – Promise of Grace