Why does the WCF incorporate significant details about the life of Jesus that are absent from the Apostles’ Creed? What does the Confession mean when it speaks of Christ estate of humiliation and exaltation? Why does the Confession say Christ “most willingly” undertook the office of Mediator? What’s the significance of suffering in body and […]

via Episode 8.4: Humiliation and Exaltation — The Jerusalem Chamber

The Reformed Reader

(This is a repost from August 2015)

One thing that Herman Bavinck did so well was put his finger on the pulse of the radical Anabaptist theology in the post-reformation era.  Here’s one of his many penetrating insights into the Anabaptist dualism.

“Anabaptism proceeded from the premise of an absolute antithesis between creation and re-creation, nature and grace, the world and the kingdom of God, and therefore viewed believers as persons who in being born again had become something totally different and therefore had to live in separation from the world.  Its program was not reformation but separation: Anabaptism wanted a separated church.  For centuries [they said] there had been no church but only Babel, and Babel had to be abandoned and shunned.  In Munster it was said that there had been no true Christian in 1,400 years.  The true church was a church of saints who, after making a…

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