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Up to 64% OFF of John Piper’s “Don’t Waste Your Life” at Westminster Bookstore (ends 05/20)

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A very helpful article by Kevin DeYoung on the current sanctification debate going on in evangelicalism

Huge clearance sale at Reformation Heritage Books

Listen to all of K. Scott Oliphint’s “Introduction to Apologetics” course (28 lectures) on iTunes U

James Montgomery Boice’s “Studies in Acts” MP3 DVD series now 50% OFF at Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

Disability and the purpose and dilemma of beauty

FREE video lectures on the Trinity from R.C. Sproul

FREE download of an updated version of George Benedict Winer’s Comparative Theology courtesy of Fred Sanders

45% OFF counseling mini books from Christian Counseling and Education Foundation

“O how many have been coached to hell in the chariots of earthly pleasures, while others have been whipped to heaven by the rod of affliction?” (John Flavel)

“Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us.” (A.W. Pink)

Please take some time to browse the other pages on this site (check the tabs at the top). You will find loads of good articles, free e-books, and book recommendations. Start with the Systematic Theology page or the Biblical Theology page… and don’t forget to check out the Northwest Ohio Reformation Society!

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Federal Union with Christ

FEDERAL UNION WITH CHRIST

“Adam had been established by God as a representative or federal head of the human race. He was to stand for us so that, if he continued in righteousness, we would also be considered as having continued in righteousness in him. But if he fell by transgressing God’s command, we would be considered as having sinned in him-and his judgment, death, would pass to us. Adam did sin, and that is what happened. Death passed upon the race. It is proof that God considered us to have been in Adam and to have fallen by his transgression.

By contrast, Jesus stood firm, not merely demonstrating a practical and perfect righteousness in His own life but also dying for those who would be united to Him by faith. Thus, those judged sinners because of Adam’s sin are now judged righteous because of Christ’s righteousness. Because He is justified, we are justified. Because He is raised, we are raised. Because He is exalted to heaven, we too are exalted to heaven. As Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory, so also are we seated.” (James Montgomery Boice)

For more on this subject, please visit the Systematic Theology page.

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