Tag Archives: Neonomian

Burns nicht poem: Holy Willie’s Prayer

My kids came home from school, in West Bromwich, and asked if we could celebrate Burns night. “You’re Scottish, dad, we should celebrate.” “Aye, but I’m an east coaster and we didnae really celebrate Burns nicht oan the east coast.” … Continue reading

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Another 8 biblical personality types

I recently posted the 3rd of Ebenezer Erskine’s points on how God in Christ is a God of love, where he shows that God sits on a throne of glory, justice and grace: 1. Throne of Glory – Matthew 25:31 … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Erskine on neonomians

When grace and works are mixed, believers look at their walk, witness and works and say “I am such a poor, worthless, useless creature, that I am afraid I am none of them [a vessel in the house of God].” … Continue reading

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Robert Haldane on objective faith

I love this quote from Robert Haldane (1764-1842) as it turns believers inside out. As I said yesterday, the neonomian has one eye on the cross and the other eye on self as he mixes faith and works as the … Continue reading

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7 reasons to grasp justification by faith

In his book, The Marrow of True Justification, Benjamin Keach gives 7 reasons why Christians should grasp the doctrine of justification by faith: Because the doctrine of justification is one of the greatest and most weighty subjects I can insist … Continue reading

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The difference between a legalist and an evangelical

Following yesterday’s post on avoiding neonomian evangelism, this extract from Ralph Erskine’s work, Gospel Truth, helps clarify the difference between a legalist (neonomian) and an evangelical (”gospel-believing”) Christian: (1.) They differ in their complaints. The legalist will complain more for … Continue reading

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