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The differences between legalism, antinomianism, neonomianism and the true gospel in four lines.

There are four ways which people confuse the law of God (nomos) and the gospel of God’s grace in Christ.  Here’s a way I find helpful of knowing the truth, which sets us free. Legalism – the separation of the … Continue reading

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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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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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When churches schism or grow

I blogged yesterday on acceptance and godliness in marriage and relationships. The principle of not mixing acceptance (justification) and behaviour (sanctification) in relating to God and each other applies to church as well as marriage. The result of mixing acceptance … Continue reading

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Unravelling acceptance and godliness

At the heart of Christian faith and practice there are two mutually exclusive truths. The first is that God accepts (justifies) sinners through faith in his crucified Son, Jesus Christ. The second is that these children of God should want … Continue reading

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The complete and consistent Christian

Practical holiness is hard to get right.  Neonomians (those who mix grace and works) look at themselves and try a bit harder to be holy, but the focus of the Christian must be Christ and his light, so that, as Horatius … Continue reading

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On recovering from Neonomianism

I vividly remember saying to my wife in bed one night, “you know, I don’t think you need to do good works to be saved.” Her response was “stop thinking and go to sleep, talk to me about it in … Continue reading

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