Sola Scriptura & Biblicism: What’s the Difference?
Sola Scriptura and biblicism are entirely different from one another in form and matter. Sola Scriptura is a principle, biblicism is a mode or manner of biblical interaction.
Of the Human Nature of the Son
What does it mean to say, “Christ assumed human nature?”
Persons or Subsistences? Trinity In Theological Perspective
The term subsistence tends to avoid the confusion caused by the word person…
Is the Kenotic Heresy a ‘Wondrous Story’?
It occurred to me last night that ‘I Will Sing the Wondrous Story’, by Francis Rowley (1886), is explicitly kenotic in its Christology.
Reading God’s Sovereignty Non-Fatalistically
If we are not careful to understand the meaning of Scripture within the context of the whole counsel of God, our sin nature will take over, and we will use texts like this petition to justify our laziness.
Does Scripture Teach Divine Simplicity?
The question is whether or not the concept of divine simplicity is necessarily contained within the text. And to this question we are able to answer with a clear affirmation.
Two Reasons In Favor Of Subordinate Authorities (Norma Normata)
The doctrine of sola Scriptura is a declaration of Scriptural sufficiency. But as of late, one would think it also serves as a statement on man’s sufficiency.
Classical Theism Takes On Divine Temporality
To the extent temporality explains God’s ability to create, temporality—not God—is the first cause of the universe.
Trading the Lord’s Day for… Christmas?
Aside from the obvious holes in Lang’s reasoning, Scripture hardly qualifies when it commands the assembling of God’s people. (Heb. 10:24-25)
Gary DeMar & 1 Thessalonians 4
And it’s also concerning that DeMar does all of this while maintaining a decently high profile influence over younger and/or more impressionable Christians.
Will the Christian Ever Stop Working?
Unwittingly, Christians often make the assumption, implicitly or explicitly, that the work of redemption was intended to restore man to a Garden of Eden situation, and that nearly everything about the pre-lapse life will characterize life in glory.
The Sufficiency of Scripture, the Insufficiency of Man
Because of man’s inadequacy, the Holy Spirit turns the Christian to his fellow man, “Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.” (Prov. 15:22)
The Divine Dominion
Power, as a divine attribute, leads us to consider the administration of it in God’s sovereign dominion.
Trials & Their Outcome
This is a command and an encouragement to count those things as joy which the world would count as occasions for despair and cynicism.
What Does Jesus Think About Adultery?
The Author of the law comes to deliver the law according to its fuller sense.
A pilgrim, traditionally understood, is a sojourner in a land that is not his own.
Divine Immutability According to Scripture
God is self-existent and is thus unaffected by His creation. Creation does not leave an impression on Him.
Losing the Legacy of Orthodoxy
The design of common/redemptive kingdom semantics is the preservation of the redemptive kingdom, and with it, the preservation of the gospel that alone produces it.
Covenant Theology IV | The Covenant of Works
In substance, all that is meant by “covenant of works” is the divine imposition of conditions upon man in the garden with blessings for obedience to those conditions and curses for failing to obey.
Covenant Theology III | The Covenant of Redemption
The covenant of redemption is not distinct to paedobaptist covenant theology, but to the orthodoxy of high Calvinism in the post-Reformation era.
Covenant Theology II | Jesus, Plus Some Other Stuff?
To bring our understanding of the New Testament into Old Testament interpretation is, for the dispensationalist, an “intrusion of an outside view upon the plain text of Scripture.”
Covenant Theology I | The Bible According to the Bible
In this first post, I only want to summarily define my own position and address some of Henebury’s starting assumptions.
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.