Can The Intuitively Contradictory Life Be Saved?

The answer is, short of divine intervention, no, they cannot be saved from their chosen life of chaos. Some perspectives so alter a person that a return to the pre-altered state is implausible. Once holding truth in unrighteousness becomes normative, the internal contradiction itself and the chaos that results from this contradiction makes a returnContinue reading “Can The Intuitively Contradictory Life Be Saved?”

Christmas Quiz Answers

This quiz was composed by Henry G. Bosch, originator and 25-year editor of the devotional guide, “Our Daily Bread.” This quiz ran in the Grand Rapids Press in December of 1994 and has been edited for our use. 1.            Jesus was born about how many months after John the Baptist? _6 months – Luke 2:36_Continue reading “Christmas Quiz Answers”

Christmas Quiz

This quiz was composed by Henry G. Bosch, originator and 25-year editor of the devotional guide, “Our Daily Bread.” This quiz ran in the Grand Rapids Press in December of 1994 and has been edited for our use. This material makes for an excellent Sunday School lesson on Christmas Sunday morning to enlighten visitors andContinue reading “Christmas Quiz”

Chaos: Paradigm for the Post Critical Christian

This is the second installment of a discussion that seeks to discover how post-critical believers have come to reject the infallibility of the Scripture while believing it is God’s Word and through whose truth the Spirit brought them to salvation. The first installment dealt with the intuitive contradictory mindset that codifies knowing without understanding whatContinue reading “Chaos: Paradigm for the Post Critical Christian”

THE INTUITIVE CONTRADICTORY MINDSET OF THE POST-CRITICAL CHRISTIAN

Based upon Paul’s argument in Romans 1 and 2 for what is called sensus divinitatis or the sixth sense which all mankind possesses recognizing God as the source of all things, we see in this passage that though mankind intuitively knows this truth, they do not understand it and change the glory of the incorruptible God intoContinue reading “THE INTUITIVE CONTRADICTORY MINDSET OF THE POST-CRITICAL CHRISTIAN”

Time to Get in the Fight

For my brothers and sisters in Christ, the following quotes may be helpful in considering an argument from some notion of God’s sovereignty that releases you from your personal responsibility to obey God’s Word and take a stand against evil. The following is a quote showing the German Evangelical Church embracing Hitler as God’s choiceContinue reading “Time to Get in the Fight”

“Look down, O Lord, from Heaven behold” by Martin Luther

Penned in 1523, Luther’s hymn elegantly reflects his interpretation of Psalm 12 and that of Jerome in the 4th c. and Ayguan in the 14th. The first strophe of the sixth stanza has as its antecedent the pure Word: “Thy Word, thou wilt preserve, O Lord, From this vile generation.” Of this hymn Lambert referencesContinue reading ““Look down, O Lord, from Heaven behold” by Martin Luther”

17th Century Textual Apparatus in the Commentaries of Andrew Willet (1562-1621), part 2.

Under the heading, “The text with its diverse readings,” Willet provides the reader with a thoroughly informed account of the churchly tradition as it relates to the subject at hand.  He begins by cataloging the textual variants and various renderings.  For example, in his commentary on Romans Willet cites (Vatabulus (V.), vulgar Latin (L.), BezaContinue reading “17th Century Textual Apparatus in the Commentaries of Andrew Willet (1562-1621), part 2.”

17th Century Textual Apparatus in the Commentaries of Andrew Willet (1562-1621)

Here Willet addresses both textual critical and alternative readings specifically as they address the Hebrew, Latin, Syriac, Greek and cognate languages. Willet utilized an extensive nomenclature and system for noting the diction, grammar, or syntax of the passage in question. In the preface of his commentary on Genesis, under the heading “Certain directions to theContinue reading “17th Century Textual Apparatus in the Commentaries of Andrew Willet (1562-1621)”

Post-critical Theological Schizophrenia

Every epoch of time had it challenges to the validity of the Christian faith, and in every era, there were those who argued for orthodoxy against the heterodoxy of the day. “Earnestly contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints” is a never-ending act of obedience. The rise of Molinism and the rejection ofContinue reading “Post-critical Theological Schizophrenia”