A Helpful Quick Resource on the New Testament Canon

Is there good evidence to believe that the Bible we have is the same Bible that the early Christians had?  Although we do not rely on the church, historical evidence, nor some vague notion of tradition to determine what the Bible is, evidences from such sources can be helpful for us.  I have benefited greatly […]

Comment on “What is Truth?” on philosophynews.com

In preparing to write a larger blog post, I came across an article called What is Truth? on philosophynews.com.  I posted part of this in the comments section on that blog.  I hope the discussion can continue. Thank you for this post. I want to understand your view of Community Agreement […]

Questioning Free Will for the Arminian, Catholic, Kantian, and Molinist

Beyond the piles of books, posts, lectures on the free will vs. determinism discussion, there remains a nagging objection to this whole business.  It takes many forms: “Great theologians and philosophers have disagreed over this question for centuries.  You’ll never figure it out!” Sometimes the objection takes the form of […]

Bultmann Reads Mother Goose

I am currently reading Gordon Clark’s commentary on 1 John.  Occasionally, it brings up a particular interpretation of the well-known scholar Rudolph Bultmann. Among other things, Bultmann is known for his belief that the historical analysis of the New Testament is both futile and unnecessary, given that the earliest Christian literature […]

Doctrine: A Map for a Journey of Faith?

In a book titled Westminster Confession For Today, George S. Hendry wrote:  “Doctrines are not faith; they are statements of faith in propositional form…faith has often been compared to a journey, or a pilgrimage.  Doctrine may then be compared to a map.  No one would suppose he had reached his destination […]

Christ the Word

The first 18 verses of the Gospel of John teach me something every time I study them.  They have so many facets and they communicate so much truth.  I was always taught that the Word in this passage is Jesus Christ.  Therefore, I always substituted “Word” for “Jesus Christ” whenever […]

1 John 1 and Fellowship, Light, and Truth

1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the […]

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