I want to take a moment to introduce a new website. Camden Bucey has recently founded Historia Salutis to be a Reformed, biblical-theological website. For those of you who are not familiar with the title, I’d like to explain its significance. The title Historia Salutis simply means “the History of Salvation.” Most of our readers will be familiar with the theological phrase, ordo Salutis, which means the Order of Salvation (or the order of the application of salvation). The historia salutis is the work of Jesus Christ in obtaining salvation for us by His perfect life, atoning death and glory-obtaining resurrection. He is the Elect One, the Justified One, the Adopted One, the Sanctified One and the Glorified One. It is only as we are united to Him that these particular blessings come to us. The historia salutis is, in the words of the late John Murray, redemption accomplished. The ordo salutis is, in his words, redemption applied. It is out sincere desire to emphasize both the accomplishment and the application of redemption, but this site will be singularly devoted to the biblical teaching of the accomplishment of our salvation. We wholeheartedly agree with the words of Sinclair Ferguson: “Our indicatives must be weighty enough to support our imperatives.”
I have recently posted a short article there on the Biblical Theology of the Trees of the Garden.