Reformation Theology Blog

More on Mixed Fabrics and the Gospel


Have you read the bible? Even wearing mixed fabrics is a sin in your little book. If hell was real, everyone would be going there. That's not love.


Greek, Hebrew and Postmodern Perceptions of the Body.

All perspectives, whether ancient Greek, Hebrew, or contemporary postmodern, are undergirded by certain metaphysical and religious presuppositions. These foundational beliefs shape how individuals and societies understand the nature of human identity, particularly in relation to the body and soul.

Measuring the True Condition of our Hearts

Online Comment:

"No matter what Christianity has taught me throughout my life about my heart being desperately wicked... I know this is not true. My heart is really big and full of love. The same love we think Jesus had for those who he is said to have died for, selfless devotion, this is something that I think we all carry for people we love. The hate for this world and hate of this life is against everything I knew intuitively as a child, though Christian theology tried to tell me otherwise."


How to Deal with Anger or Desire for Revenge

Say I become angry unadvisedly or desire to revenge wrongs done to me. How may I remedy this sin?

Against unjust anger or a private desire for revenge, meditate on the following:

  1. Consider that injuries happen to us by the Lord's appointment for our good (2 Samuel 16:10).

  2. Reflect on God's great goodness in forgiving us far more sins than we could ever forgive in others.

  3. Remember that Christian love dictates that we forgive others.

But Spiritual Discernment is Wholly Lost Until we are Regenerated

The following selection by John Calvin was taken from book 2, chapter 2 parts 18-21 of The Institutes of The Christian Religion, translated by by Henry Beveridge, Esq. A must read for all Christians who aspire to better understand the Bible's teaching on man's spiritual impotence prior to the regeneration of the Holy Spirit.

18. The limits of our understanding

Various necessary observations suitable for a Christian

Published long ago by an anonymous believer.

I. That you keep a close watch over your heart, words, and deeds continually. Psalm 93:1, Matthew 24:42, Luke 12:36, 1 Corinthians 10:13, 15:34, 16:13, Colossians 3:17.

II. That with all care the time be redeemed that has been idly, carelessly, and unprofitably spent. Ephesians 5:16, Colossians 4:5.

III. That at least once in the day, private prayer and meditation be made. Psalm 119:164, Daniel 6:10, Luke 18:1, Ephesians 6:18, Colossians 4:2.

IV. That care be had to do and receive good in company. 1 Thessalonians 5:11.

Navigating the Postmodern Malaise

In the postmodern context, the emphasis on individualism and subjective experience can lead to a sense of fragmentation and isolation. As society places a higher value on personal autonomy and self-expression, communal bonds and shared values can become weakened. This fragmentation can manifest in various ways: in the disintegration of traditional community structures, in the rise of virtual relationships over physical ones, and in the feeling that one's personal experiences and struggles are unique and incomprehensible to others.

What are some of the different views of interpreting Revelation?

The Book of Revelation, with its rich symbolism and apocalyptic imagery, has been interpreted in various ways throughout Christian history. These interpretations can be broadly categorized into four main views. Each view approaches the text with different assumptions about how and when Revelation's prophecies are or will be fulfilled:

  1. Preterist View: