The new book, A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland edited by Ian Hazlett and published by Brill in Leiden, arrived recently at Haddington House. We were most honoured to be involved in this project by contributing a chapter. Jack’s chapter was “Ministerial Education in the Scottish Reformation”.
The December 2021 Haddington House Newsletter is available here.
A special word of thanks to all those who helped in 2021 with gifts to one of our overseas partners, particularly for Dumisani in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Principal, Wilbert Chipenyu, expresses his appreciation to all who have assisted this past year.
Psalm 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
November 6th, 2021 Alberton, PEI: Men’s Workshop Day at Alberton Baptist Church – Spiritual Health: Diagnostics and Disciplines (fours sessions)
November 7th, 2021 Alberton, PEI: Sunday Worship for all at Alberton Baptist Church –TheChristian Life as Pilgrims (Two Parts)
November 12-14, 2021 Margaree Valley, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia:Margaree Valley Baptist Church Conference – Expository sermon series each evening. Men’s Day Saturday morning – First Corinthians 16:13 theme
Dr. Whytock will be speaking on this theme at a conference being held at Wheaton College, Illinois, DV in mid-October. He will offer seven areas of reflective study in this the centenary year of Nassau’s death.
Please pray for smooth border crossings in this era of Covid-19.
“Peter, you are about to betray me, yet you are clean now”. Jesus declared Peter clean, yet knew that Peter would betray him and deny him three times. “You are going to come to me all over again. And I will forgive and pardon you and cleanse those particular feet of yours of their particular sins and you will find fellowship with me restored again.”
We are all sinners in need of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. How many times can a person be born again? Once. A person is justified, declared righteous by God once.
If you are a Christian you have abiding sin, you still sin after you have been justified in Christ. You participate in the liturgy’s prayer of confession. You acknowledge that your feet are dirty. You say, “I have been a rebel too”. Yet you have been declared justified.
Jesus’ work on the cross will never need to be repeated; it is once for all. And once justified, we do not need to seek again or look for another.