Author Archives: David Huffstutler

Some Reminders on Forgiveness

By | May 5, 2022

Colossians 3:12–13 uses the language of clothing in reference to virtue. In short, we clothe ourselves with Christ (cf. Romans 13:14), and, more specifically, we “put on” virtues like “compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.” We are also to “put on… bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving… Read More »

Our Definitive and Progressive Sanctification

By | April 27, 2022

Believers enjoy union with Christ in His death and resurrection (Colossians 2:11–12). This union breaks the power of sin, diminishes its practice, empowers righteous living, and ensures progress therein. This transfer of power from sin to Christ is “a once-for-all definitive act,”1 and the believer simultaneously begins his progress in practical sanctification. A number of… Read More »

Living Wisely in a World of Woe

By | April 7, 2022

The prophet Isaiah once spoke of Israel and Judah as worthless vineyard with nothing good to show God (Isaiah 5:1–7). God looked for the fruit of justice and righteousness and found the opposite instead (cf. Isaiah 5:7). Among God’s many “woes” against the nation for her sins (Isaiah 5:8–30), God stated, “Woe to those who… Read More »

A Parable of Christ and His Church 

By | March 17, 2022

From 1 Corinthians 12:12–26, Ephesians 4:15–16, and Colossians 2:18–19 Once upon a time, there was a heavenly Head. It cleansed a body for itself with blood and would remove the remains of filth in time. The Head guided the body with its authority, spirit, and words. The body listened to the Head, held fast, and… Read More »

Is Going to War Ever Just?

By | March 3, 2022

Russia is mauling Ukraine, a painful sight to watch. What should America do? We instinctively desire justice and want to cry to our leaders, “Send in the troops!” But the answer is not so simple. At the moment, many countries are attempting to help Ukraine through negotiations and compromise or are using economic measures to… Read More »

A Caricature and Critique of the Theologies of Praise & Worship and Contemporary Christian Music

By | February 24, 2022

The theology of Praise & Worship music began in the mid- to late-1940s. As a congregation obeyed the command to praise God (Heb 13:15), He would come down and inhabit their praises (Ps 22:3b), just as He inhabited the tabernacles of Moses and David. This theology was continuationist from the outset and expected sign-gifts to… Read More »