John Owen on the Holy Spirit

John Owen is among the theologians whose thoughts most closely mirror my own and, apart from the Scriptures themselves, this particular book of his could be called the manifesto of the theology that drives Monergism.com. I can only agree with Sinclair …

Why is saving grace not bestowed upon all?

QUESTION. Why is saving grace not bestowed upon all?ANSWER. We must hold with Zanchius that there is always a just reason for God’s will. But in particular I answer:God gives grace to one and denies it to another—to show His sovereignty. God is not bou…

The Time is Short

by Thomas WatsonA sermon preached July 2, 1676, at the funeral of Pastor John Wells”But this I say, brethren, the time is short.” 1 Corinthians 7:29The blessed Apostle in these words shows us what our station in the world is, and what all our secular e…

Those by persistence in doing good … He will give eternal life?

God “…will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there…

An Essential Mark of a Sound Conversion

by Joseph AlleineWe turn from our own RIGHTEOUSNESS. Before conversion, man seeks to cover himself with his own fig-leaves, and to make himself acceptable with God, by his own duties. He is apt to trust in himself, and set up his own righteousness, and…

A Concise Exegetical Defense of “Particular Redemption” in the Book of John

by John HendryxFrom the beginning to the end of John’s Gospel, Jesus has a definitive train of thought regarding whom He came to save. In John 6 (for example) during a discussion about faith with some Jews, Jesus declared, “All that the Father gives me…

Why Did Jesus Christ Come to Earth?

by B. B. Warfield“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” 1 Timothy 1:15Christ Jesus came to save sinners.Not, then, merely to prepare salvation for …

Our True Condition Before God

by John Calvin “Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty.” – John CalvinIn the following section in Institutes, Calvin lays bare the true condition of our hearts…

On the Golden Rule

by John CalvinSo whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)It is an exhortation to his [Christ’s] disciples to be just, and contains a short and simple definition of what justic…

On the Golden Rule

by John CalvinSo whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)It is an exhortation to his [Christ’s] disciples to be just, and contains a short and simple definition of what justic…