Encouragement or Collapse: The Enlightenment Project is Struggling in Major Sectors

Over the past couple weeks or so it has come to my attention that serious shifts in the Enlightenment project have necessarily come to the fore. Consider the following: 1.) Biological Evolution and specifically Darwin’s theory of evolution has come under fire in recent days. First, there was Darwin’s theory, then came the Modern SynthesisContinue reading “Encouragement or Collapse: The Enlightenment Project is Struggling in Major Sectors”

A Seminarian’s Musings

Considering, 1. the evident inconsistencies of the critical position as demonstrated by rebuttals on this blog, and 2. the willingness of the grad students and others to identify with the critical position, 3. the unwillingness to make course corrections when confronted with sound theological and philosophical arguments, and 4. the lengths one must go toContinue reading “A Seminarian’s Musings”

God’s Covenantal Word

When we speak of the text of Scripture and specifically the TR/KJV, we are talking about the Bible, the viva vox Dei in the original language and vernacular. This is an exegetically based, theological assessment based on grammatical and syntactical application of the three “selfs” – that Scripture is self-attesting, self-authenticating, (autopistos) and self-interpreting. BecauseContinue reading “God’s Covenantal Word”

Tyndale, 1528 – “God is not man’s imagination; but that only which he saith of himself.”

In this section Tyndale argues strongly against specialized training for the understanding of Scripture based on the proven ambivalence of scholarship. Such ambivalence and disagreement foment division and sects. Scholars “corrupteth the scripture, and fashioneth it after his own imagination, as a potter doth his clay.” Tyndale is referring to popish theologians but the overlapContinue reading “Tyndale, 1528 – “God is not man’s imagination; but that only which he saith of himself.””

Unfounded Foundations of the TCC

Yesterday the fourth episode of the Textual Confidence Collective [TCC] dropped. As I said in yesterday’s post, I thought this was easily the most low energy episode so far. It is almost like they were bored by their own podcast. Still, they managed to put out some interesting tidbits and enough to critique. I knowContinue reading “Unfounded Foundations of the TCC”

William Tyndale, 1528: Discerning the poison from the honey — a 16th c. critique of modern Evangelical text criticism

The sermons which thou readest in the Acts of the apostles, and all that the apostles preached, were no doubt preached in the mother tongue. Why then might they not be written in the mother tongue? As, if one of us preach a good sermon, why may it not be written? Saint Jerome also translatedContinue reading “William Tyndale, 1528: Discerning the poison from the honey — a 16th c. critique of modern Evangelical text criticism”

J.C. Ryle on John 10:35

Ryle, writing on the plenary authority of Scripture, admonishes the reader, “That is, that everything which it says must be received reverently and unhesitatingly, and that not one jot or tittle of it ought to be disregarded. Every word of Scripture must be allowed its full weight, and must neither be clipped, passed over, norContinue reading “J.C. Ryle on John 10:35”

Ralph Venning (1622-1674) on Scripture as the Infallible Rule

Of Venning’s style, John Edwards (1637-1716) remarks in “The Preacher ‘”(1705, i. 203): “He turns sentences up and down, and delights in little cadences and chiming of words.” Of special interest in this short excerpt: Scripture is “our judge.” Scripture is “this rule” from which all opinions are judged “to see whether they be ofContinue reading “Ralph Venning (1622-1674) on Scripture as the Infallible Rule”