A happy new year to you in 2018! If you read my blog, I am happy to receive feedback even if it is just to know you're out there. I have heard it said that blogs are done for various reasons, and I am no exception. I admit that so much of what I write … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!
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
To be sure, the ideal is and should be that we have a local church where there is full Biblical agreement. Thus, it is not the ideal that I have disagreement with. I am forced however to observe that I have never known in my own Christian life and experience a church in which there is such unanamity and fullness and Christian experience as he speaks. Disagreement with my brothers and sisters to some degree has always been part of my church life and my fellowship with Christians in general. I have never known it myself--To have a place where I felt strongly that there was "a full biblical agenda" as I understand that biblical agenda to be.
False teachers must be rejected from our homes when they come specifically to promote falsehood.
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.
It has been longer than I would like since I posted on here, so here's a thought on my daily Bible study. I have recently begun a "binge-reading" Bible challenge to read the whole Bible before the end of the year. Today I read a passage in the Old Testament that beautifully wove together a … Continue reading The Covenant with Abraham Is Not the Covenant with Israel in the Law
I have been very busy this summer, in part due to taking a church history class on American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism from Maranatha Baptist Seminary. That is part of why there has not been much blogging going on of late. I do have a paper I have been writing regarding the relationship of young-earth creationism … Continue reading Small Update and Follow Me on Social Media!
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
An introduction to the issue of the relationship of the Church to the New Covenant in Dispensationalism and some links to articles about the topic.