Reformed Theology Week 43 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism

Week 43 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Reformed Theology Week 43 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism
Week 43 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Lord's Day 43

Q&A 112

Q. What is the aim of the ninth commandment?

A. That I never give false testimony against anyone, twist no one's words, not gossip or slander, nor join in condemning anyone rashly or without a hearing.1

Rather, in court and everywhere else, I should avoid lying and deceit of every kind; these are the very devices the devil uses, and they would call down on me God's intense wrath.2 I should love the truth, speak it candidly, and openly acknowledge it.3 And I should do what I can to guard and advance my neighbor's good name.4

1 Ps. 15; Prov. 19:5; Matt. 7:1; Luke 6:37; Rom. 1:28-32

2 Lev. 19:11-12; Prov. 12:22; 13:5; John 8:44; Rev. 21:8

3 1 Cor. 13:6; Eph. 4:25

4 1 Pet. 3:8-9; 4:8

Lord’s Day 43Q&A 112Q. What is the aim of the ninth commandment?A. That I never give false testimony against anyone, twist no one’s words, not gossip or slander, nor join in condemning anyone rashly or without a hearing.1Rather, in court and everywhere else, I should avoid lying and deceit of every kind; these are the very devices the devil uses, and they would call down on me God’s intense wrath.2 I should love the truth, speak it candidly, and openly acknowledge it.3 And I should do what I can to guard and advance my neighbor’s good name.41 Ps. 15; Prov. 19:5; Matt. 7:1; Luke 6:37; Rom. 1:28-322 Lev. 19:11-12; Prov. 12:22; 13:5; John 8:44; Rev. 21:83 1 Cor. 13:6; Eph. 4:254 1 Pet. 3:8-9; 4:8
Link: Week 43 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!
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Reformed Theology More on Leaving White Evangelicalism: A Response from Bryan Loritts | The Exchange  Calvinism

More on Leaving White Evangelicalism: A Response from Bryan Loritts | The Exchange

Reformed Theology More on Leaving White Evangelicalism: A Response from Bryan Loritts | The Exchange  Calvinism
More on Leaving White Evangelicalism: A Response from Bryan Loritts | The Exchange
http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/october/response-to-ray-changs-open-letter-to-john-piper.html?platform=hootsuite
http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/october/response-to-ray-changs-open-letter-to-john-piper.html?platform=hootsuite
Link: More on Leaving White Evangelicalism: A Response from Bryan Loritts | The Exchange
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Reformed Theology Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations  Calvinism

Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations

Reformed Theology Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations  Calvinism
Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations
http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/october/open-letter-to-john-piper-on-white-evangelicalism-and-multi.html
http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/october/open-letter-to-john-piper-on-white-evangelicalism-and-multi.html
Link: Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations
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Reformed Theology The Evangelical Divide - the Economist  Calvinism

The Evangelical Divide – the Economist

Reformed Theology The Evangelical Divide - the Economist  Calvinism
The Evangelical Divide – the Economist
https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730237-younger-evangelicals-have-never-been-moral-majority-changes-how-they-see?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/theevangelicaldivide
https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730237-younger-evangelicals-have-never-been-moral-majority-changes-how-they-see?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/theevangelicaldivide
Link: The Evangelical Divide – the Economist
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Reformed Theology Week 42 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism

Week 42 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Reformed Theology Week 42 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism
Week 42 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Lord's Day 42

Q&A 110

Q. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment?

A. God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law.1

But in God's sight theft also includes all scheming and swindling in order to get our neighbor's goods for ourselves, whether by force or means that appear legitimate,2 such as inaccurate measurements of weight, size, or volume; fraudulent merchandising; counterfeit money; excessive interest; or any other means forbidden by God.3

In addition God forbids all greed4 and pointless squandering of his gifts.5

1 Ex. 22:1; 1 Cor. 5:9-10; 6:9-10

2 Mic. 6:9-11; Luke 3:14; James 5:1-6

3 Deut. 25:13-16; Ps. 15:5; Prov. 11:1; 12:22; Ezek. 45:9-12; Luke 6:35

4 Luke 12:15; Eph. 5:5

5 Prov. 21:20; 23:20-21; Luke 16:10-13

Q&A 111

Q. What does God require of you in this commandment?

A. That I do whatever I can for my neighbor's good, that I treat others as I would like them to treat me, and that I work faithfully so that I may share with those in need.1

1 Isa. 58:5-10; Matt. 7:12; Gal. 6:9-10; Eph. 4:28

Lord’s Day 42Q&A 110Q. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment?A. God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law.1But in God’s sight theft also includes all scheming and swindling in order to get our neighbor’s goods for ourselves, whether by force or means that appear legitimate,2 such as inaccurate measurements of weight, size, or volume; fraudulent merchandising; counterfeit money; excessive interest; or any other means forbidden by God.3In addition God forbids all greed4 and pointless squandering of his gifts.51 Ex. 22:1; 1 Cor. 5:9-10; 6:9-102 Mic. 6:9-11; Luke 3:14; James 5:1-63 Deut. 25:13-16; Ps. 15:5; Prov. 11:1; 12:22; Ezek. 45:9-12; Luke 6:354 Luke 12:15; Eph. 5:55 Prov. 21:20; 23:20-21; Luke 16:10-13Q&A 111Q. What does God require of you in this commandment?A. That I do whatever I can for my neighbor’s good, that I treat others as I would like them to treat me, and that I work faithfully so that I may share with those in need.11 Isa. 58:5-10; Matt. 7:12; Gal. 6:9-10; Eph. 4:28
Link: Week 42 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!
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Reformed Theology TIL:Luther’s last letter to his wife was quite polemical  Calvinism

TIL:Luther’s last letter to his wife was quite polemical

Reformed Theology TIL:Luther’s last letter to his wife was quite polemical  Calvinism
TIL:Luther’s last letter to his wife was quite polemical

Dear Kate, we arrived in Halle today at eight, but did not continue on to Eisleben because a big Anabaptist [the Saale River] met us with waves and hunks of ice. She flooded the land and threatened to rebaptize us. . . . We take refreshment and comfort in good Torgau beer and Rhenish wine, waiting to see whether the Saale will calm down. . . . The devil resents us, and he is in the water—so better safe than sorry.

Dear Kate, we arrived in Halle today at eight, but did not continue on to Eisleben because a big Anabaptist [the Saale River] met us with waves and hunks of ice. She flooded the land and threatened to rebaptize us. . . . We take refreshment and comfort in good Torgau beer and Rhenish wine, waiting to see whether the Saale will calm down. . . . The devil resents us, and he is in the water—so better safe than sorry.
Link: TIL:Luther’s last letter to his wife was quite polemical
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