REVIEW: The Letter and Spirit of Biblical Interpretation

Rules rule the day. System and method, if correctly followed, will automatically garner the right conclusions. The employment of method and the proper outflow of process are givens within the context of a chemical laboratory or doctor’s office.

John Calvin & Tradition

Calvin generally thought of biblical interpretation as a task to be done in concert with the rest of the Christian church.

All That Is God Is Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

Fundamentally, ERAS must reject the clause in the Athanasian Creed that says, “Nothing in this trinity is before or after, nothing is greater or smaller; in their entirety the three persons are coeternal and coequal with each other.”

How Should God’s Existence Inform Our Hermeneutics?

There isn’t any necessarily spiritual aspect to either history or grammar. They are natural categories. History is, after all, empirically discerned and studied…

To Whom was the Old Testament Written?

Many Christians do not know what to do with the Old Testament or where to place it in terms of its significance for the Christian life. Yet the Scriptures give us numerous examples…

Commending SCOTUS Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Today, however, a dark cloud of doubt looms over such a worldly sense of “progress.”

Israel or Christ? Who Is God’s “Firstborn”?

Are there two firstborn sons? It would appear so. The question, therefore, is, In what sense(s) are either really ‘firstborn’?

The Biblical Basis for Creeds

To use a creed in order to refute the use of creeds is not only self-refuting, it is hypocritical.

Rebuke, Refute, & Reprise: Three Themes of John the Baptist’s Ministry

In Matthew 3:5-12, we witness a stunning display of righteous zeal in the face of religious and political corruption.

Confessional Baptist Ecclesiology (Part II)

Visible saints hold to orthodox theology. This does not mean that all visible saints know all that is orthodox.

John Calvin & Tradition

John Calvin & Tradition

Calvin generally thought of biblical interpretation as a task to be done in concert with the rest of the Christian church.

All That Is God Is Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

All That Is God Is Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

Fundamentally, ERAS must reject the clause in the Athanasian Creed that says, “Nothing in this trinity is before or after, nothing is greater or smaller; in their entirety the three persons are coeternal and coequal with each other.”

To Whom was the Old Testament Written?

To Whom was the Old Testament Written?

Many Christians do not know what to do with the Old Testament or where to place it in terms of its significance for the Christian life. Yet the Scriptures give us numerous examples…

Confessional Baptist Ecclesiology (Part I)

Confessional Baptist Ecclesiology (Part I)

The New Testament is replete with language identifying the church with the temple of our God, “If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are (1 Cor. 3:17).”

Reformed Hermeneutics with William Whitaker

Reformed Hermeneutics with William Whitaker

He is a contextual voice regarding confessional hermeneutics making him a trustworthy source in discerning what the Protestant Reformed hermeneutic looked like in the late 16th and 17th centuries.

John Calvin on John 17:5

John Calvin on John 17:5

Therefore, according to Calvin, Christ prays according to His human nature in John 17:5, and the divine Persons remain sufficiently and really distinguished in virtue of the relations of origin.

John Gill’s Christology

John Gill’s Christology

God is far beyond our ways such that man must strain the outer limits of his language just to flick the hem of His robe (if that).

Calvin’s Classical Theism

Calvin’s Classical Theism

at minimum, we should be able to conclude from the evidence presented that Calvin held to the classical formulation of divine simplicity.

Limitation of Act by Potency

Limitation of Act by Potency

Contemporary Thomistic studies largely assumes the origins for Thomas’s doctrine “limitation of act by potency” is to be properly and neatly located in Aristotle’s corpus. According to W. Norris Clarke, however, such an assumption is misguided…

When Scripture Becomes A Wax Nose

When Scripture Becomes A Wax Nose

God’s Scriptural appeal is made to rational creatures. And when, by grace, a rational creature is made to accept and trust in the truth of Scripture, his rational appetites are not extinguished but improved.

Philosophy & Preambles of Faith

Philosophy & Preambles of Faith

Philosophy, then, is assigned to inquiry concerning the preambles of faith. And theology is assigned to inquiry concerning the articles of faith revealed through Scripture.

Jeff Johnson, Moved Movers, & Ghostly Paradoxes

Jeff Johnson, Moved Movers, & Ghostly Paradoxes

Johnson seems to believe there is an apparent contradiction in need of explanation. There is, as it were, a paradox in need of resolution. But, as we shall see, such paradoxes are but ghostly phantoms lacking substance.

Prudent Knowledge

Prudent Knowledge

All Christians ought to press on to know God. Not all Christians will know God to the exact same degree.

A Note on Political Theology

A Note on Political Theology

The Noahic Covenant remains. It’s institution is neither causal nor characteristic of the kingdom/domain of darkness. But neither is it’s administration granted to the Redemptive Kingdom, or the Kingdom of the Son.

An Elementary Essay Contra Modal Collapse

An Elementary Essay Contra Modal Collapse

If God is simple, it follows He isn’t made up of anything more basic than Himself to be what He is. In other words, God is non-composed. All that is in God is God. An apparent difficulty arises, however, when we consider God’s will as it relates to the created world.

The Decline of Natural Theology

The Decline of Natural Theology

There isn’t a single place upon the timeline of history to which we might point in an attempt make an historical demonstration of natural theology’s demise.

The Kingdom & Its Implications

The Kingdom & Its Implications

There has been much speculation as to the identity and timing of God’s kingdom. Contemporary speculation on the kingdom of God tends to domesticate and separate the kingdom from Christ and His work, and it fails to account for present-kingdom language used throughout the New Testament.

Uncovering Simplicity in Scripture

Uncovering Simplicity in Scripture

Like the word “Trinity,” the word “simplicity” eludes those making the demand for an express, biblical reference. So, how do we know if it’s biblical?