A testimony of how I reached the point of being a convinced dispensationalist.
Over the last 3 months or so my wife and I have been doing a challenge to read the whole Bible in 100 days, and we have been reading the New Testament for the last few weeks. As i have been reading, it has proved to present me fresh with the challenges we face in … Continue reading Book Review: How Does the New Testament Use the Old Testament?: A Survey of the Major Views by Michael J. Vlach
I believe the Reformation does have value for those of us who aren't Reformed, including those who are believers in dispensationalism, free-grace, fundamentalist, and Baptist. The five "alones" of the Reformation are great expressions of truth, even if they aren't enough and even if later believers have added certain things.
B. B. Warfield in an article titled "Faith in its Psychological Aspects" offers a presentation of faith that explains how faith must be a true conviction based on evidence. While he proceeds to use the idea in an apologetic for Calvinistic soteriology, his approach remains very helpful and fits well within some other helpful ideas that are generally in the classical apologetic tradition. Doubting believers must pursue the convincing evidence to bring them to faith, not merely "choose to believe."
Dr. Norman L. Geisler has been one of the foremost Christian apologists during the last 50 years. He has written books on everything from open theism to ethics to higher criticism and more. Later in his career, he has also authored a four volume systematic theology which was consolidated into a one-volume edition as well. Like traditional systematic theologies, his work … Continue reading A Review of Norm Geisler’s Prolegomena
The Biblical God revealed in the Bible should be our starting point, but we need to justify this starting point as well before we begin to study the Bible and Christian doctrine.
While some call for the sovereignty of God, the center, the Trinity, and other areas as the center of the faith, i think we need to be careful in this. It is more helpful to place emphasis on our beliefs about Bible and how to interpret it to help us in knowing the truth.
Today, on my 30th birthday, I would like to offer some personal and theological reflections on my first 30 years of life, especially my Christian life. I share about my salvation, my early years, my years of struggle, and my years of growth. I conclude with my hopes for the future.
Balance can be a concept that is used to justify unbiblical belief and practice, but it is still needed. We must know, proclaim, and live all the Word of God. We must be balanced in all our doctrine and life. This is what it means to have a truly Biblical worldview.
Balance in doctrine and life is shown to have been taught by the greatest voices for traditional dispensationalism since the mid-1800s.