Carson on Why Jesus Came to Die

D.A. Carson, contributing in The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, gives this stirring reminder of the ultimate reason behind Jesus going to the cross to die for our sins: Jesus came to complete the work that his Father gave him to do (John 17:4).  We so often think that the ultimate motivation behind…

The Gospel and the Bible Story

From D.A. Carson’s article “The Biblical Gospel”: Thus the gospel is integrally tied to the Bible’s story-line. Indeed, it is incomprehensible without understanding that story-line. God is the sovereign, transcendent and personal God who has made the universe, including us, his image-bearers. Our misery lies in our rebellion, our alienation from God, which, despite his…

Perseverance of the Saints

There’s a lot of different perspectives in Christianity about the level of assurance a believer can have.  D.A. Carson, of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, offers some great insight: For non-reformed theologies…”at the end of the day, the security of the believer finally rests with the believer.  For those in the opposite camp [Reformed], the security…