Properly Basic Christian Belief and Mormon Burning in the Bosom

Below is a Q&A interaction that Dr. William Lane Craig had with a questioner. You can find the original source here which first appeared on March 26, 2016. I share this question and answer to again show that there is yet another way to separate the so called “burning in the bosom” of Mormonism fromContinue reading “Properly Basic Christian Belief and Mormon Burning in the Bosom”

Dr. Gene Kim and the KJV.

Here we have interesting video where Dr. Gene Kim offers a brief argument answering the argument that anyone can say any Bible is the inspired preserved word of God. I have a few comments but first let’s watch the video. 1.) All evidence has holes in it or potential defeaters which are employed by oppositeContinue reading “Dr. Gene Kim and the KJV.”

One Major Difference Between Pre-Critical and Post-Critical Textual Criticism

We take “critical” in “pre-critical” and “post-critical” to mean, Enlightenment. Taken as such we understand there to be a difference, indeed a significant difference, in the way textual criticism was carried out before the Enlightenment and after the Enlightenment. One main difference between the two is embodied in this quote from Kurt Aland. “We canContinue reading “One Major Difference Between Pre-Critical and Post-Critical Textual Criticism”

Christ Taught the Spirit Would Guide His Church into All Truth

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:13 I have been told on several occasions that Jesus meant to address only the disciplesContinue reading “Christ Taught the Spirit Would Guide His Church into All Truth”

Trinitarian Bible Society: Text and Translation Conference Lectures

Yesterday the Trinitarian Bible Society released the audio recordings of September’s Text and Translation Conference. There are four lectures in total. You can find each at the following links: 1.) Dynamic or Literal Translation? Lessons from the Spanish Bible Project by William Greendyk2.) The Case for the Received Text by Jeff Riddle3.) The Doctrine ofContinue reading “Trinitarian Bible Society: Text and Translation Conference Lectures”

Richard Muller, The Textus Receptus, and Authoritas Divina Duplex

Yesterday on Jeff Riddle’s Word Magazine podcast he took the time to delve into Richard Muller’s Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms and specifically the terms Textus Receptus and Authoritas Divina Duplex. These terms make exceedingly important distinctions in historic Reformed Bibliology and are foundational to the relationship of a translation to the originalContinue reading “Richard Muller, The Textus Receptus, and Authoritas Divina Duplex”

Meta-Didactics and the Word of God

Let’s start first with a very mundane example. Suppose there is a college professor teaching a class on English Literature. This class has lectures, assignments, tests, and quizzes. This is the content of the class, but there is also a kind of meta-education, an education happening beyond the content of the class. That meta-education includesContinue reading “Meta-Didactics and the Word of God”