What is the difference between effectual calling and irresistible grace? What are the differences between the inward and outward call? Does the outward call only go to the elect? Is there sincerity in God’s outward call? To whom does the inward call go? In what ways does the effectual call change people? Does the Calvinist … More Episode 10.1: Effectual Calling
Dr. C.J. Williams is professor of Old Testament studies at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Today he joins the guys in the Jerusalem Chamber to talk about his work in the book The Shadow of Christ in the Book of Job and God’s providence as explained in WCF 5.
What is the state of glory? How is this state prefigured in the Tree of Life? How do we define and measure the “good” which will be done in the state of glory? If immutability is a divine attribute how can our wills be said to be “immutable”? Does perfection and immutability deprive us of … More Episode 9.5: The State of Glory
What is the significance of asserting God’s work of conversion? What does it mean to “translate” into a state of grace? How does God’s saving work change our wills? How are we freed from the natural bondage of sin? What is perfectionism and why don’t we believe in it? How does a Christian resist sin? … More Episode 9.4: The State of Grace
What has changed in the present state of sin? What do the clarifiers “spiritual” and “accompanying salvation” distinguish for us about this conversation? How does man’s aversion to righteousness play out? What about preparation for conversion? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 9.3: Man, by his fall into a state of … More Episode 9.3: The State of Sin
What is the four-fold state of man? What is the “state of innocency”? The Bible tells us God created man “upright,” what does that mean? Why is it important that Adam and Eve had the power to will and do that which was good? How was humanity able to be well pleasing to God before … More Episode 9.2: The State of Innocency
Why does the chapter on the will of man immediately follow the one on Christ the Mediator? What is the will and where is it located? Why has God made man a willing creature and what do we lose if we weren’t? Why do some new Calvinsits struggle with the Confession’s teaching on the will? … More Episode 9.1: The Will of Man
What is the assumption in this paragraph? What does the Confession mean by “applies” and “communicates” redemption? What does the Confession mean by “certainly” and “effectually”? How does the Mediator intercede for us? How does he reveal and persuade us of the gospel? How does he govern our hearts? How do these truths help us … More Episode 8.8: The Mediator’s Redemption Applied