James Bannerman on “Scripture Consequences”

Appendix F: SCRIPTURE CONSEQUENCES “The whole counsel of God,” says the Confession of Faith, “concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or, by good and necessary consequence, may be deduced from Scripture; unto which nothing at any […]

What is it to Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?

  Introduction What is saving faith?  In Acts 16, Luke recounts the immediate question of a jail-guard after he realizes that his prisoners, Paul and Silas, are evangelists from God. The Philippian jailer says:  “What must I do to be saved?”  It is hard to overstate the significance of this […]

Scripturalism and the Gettier Problem

By Doug Douma and Luke Miner   So the story goes, epistemologists had long held knowledge to be justified true belief (JTB). (A story to be doubted according to Alvin Plantinga.) (That Clark held to JTB rather than just “true belief” (TB) Doug has argued in Gordon Clark’s Theory of […]

Obscure Clark-Quote on the Trinity

In The Trinity, Clark points out that Platonic Realism helps to answer many questions regarding the doctrine of the Trinity.  However, Clark’s solutions also raise additional questions.  In the quote below, Hodge attacks the view Clark holds and Clark makes a very interesting response.   “…Hodge is violently opposed to […]

Isolationist Clarkians:  An Oxymoron?

Some people think of Gordon Clark’s theology as divisive and isolationist in nature.  This article gives reasons to doubt this.  However, I think that any theological system that is at variance with the cultural norms will naturally produce a divisive spirit in some people.  This is because people who think […]

Then, Now, and Al by Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff

This is an interesting lecture by Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff that gives a fascinating commentary on the history of the philosophy of the 20th century and explains how Alvin Plantinga fits in.  This was a paper that Wolterstorff wrote awhile ago and then presented it at Alvin Plantinga’s retirement. Then, Now, […]

Thoughts on Christian Teachings on Sex, Family, and Life by Richard Swinburne

God has given us many moral commands by which we should live.  But why obey them?  At least two good reasons are usually given.  The first is that we should obey God’s commands because His commands have our best interest in mind.  The second is that we should obey God’s […]

A List of Differences Between the Thought of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til

Source:  A List of Differences Between The Though of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til  by Doug Douma   [Critique of this list is appreciated. I don’t own many of Van Til’s books and so haven’t provided as many quotes of his positions as I would like.]   Outline: The […]

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