Before the Enlightenment heretics did theology concordance style, asking for chapter and verse and explicit words for every aspect of doctrinal formulation. The orthodox claimed that doctrine can and ought to be formulated based on the explicit words of Scripture and “the interplay of the elements of biblical truth” [Letham], the canonical sense of Scripture, or a “synthetic apprehension” [Giles] of what is contained in Scripture. The latter [i.e., the [ Read More ]
Archive for May, 2012
My friend Pastor Jeremy Walker interviewed me on church-planting. You can read it here.
Here is the fifth sermon in a series on The Biblical Doctrine of Creation. Creation for the Son of God from Colossians 1:16.
“Theistic evolution is nothing new. For generations, Christians have attempted to import the evolutionary process into the early chapters of Genesis in hopes of finding a harmony between the two.” Read the rest here.
The Baptist Catechism, Q8: Are there more gods than one? A8: There is but one only, the living and true God. The Baptist Catechsim, Q9: How many persons are there in the Godhead? A9: There are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory. Three persons, the same in essence, [ Read More ]
Some thoughts on “the books and above all the parchments” (2 Tim. 4:13) by Dr. Michael Kruger.
The vastness and mystery of the universe does not point to our importance, but to God’s! The universe is a theater for God’s glory. Living as if “I” am the center is the problem not the solution. Man’s plight is sin; God’s solution is Christ! Living for personal happiness is temporal, temporary; it does not last and it does not satisfy the soul. It will bring you nothing but trouble [ Read More ]
Suppose a statue on its shelf capable of speech, and ask of it, “Why are you there?” It would reply, “Because my master, the sculptor, placed me here.” “Why are you so motionless?” “Because he willed me to be so.” “Of what use are you? What does it profit you to be here?” “I am not here for my own sake, but solely because it is the will of my [ Read More ]