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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response – Part 8 of 10

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6.Part7 The Objection Scripturalists cannot show how a Christian worldview solves various philosophical and ethical problems raised for non-Christian worldviews. a) For instance, the law of non-contradiction (that A is not non-A) is a perfectly general law nowhere contained in […]

An Idiot’s Guide to Learning about the Clark-Van Til Controversy

In the Christian world, it seems that the reading of Gordon Clark and Cornelius Van Til has all but perished.  In the philosophical world, there has been a resurgence of Christian philosophers building on the work of Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga, and others, yet you can barely find mention of […]

0005 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Anaximander

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Anaximander (c. 610 – c. 546 BC) may have been a pupil of the great Thales of Miletus.  He lived in Miletus in Ionia which lies in modern day Turkey.  He has […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 7 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6. Objection 7 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the internalist constraint on knowledge. If someone (including the non-Christian) has knowledge simply in virtue of God producing a […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 6 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Objection 6 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the infallibilist constraint on knowledge. If God immediately causes all human beliefs whatsoever, then he regularly causes millions of false […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism – Response Part 5 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Objection 5 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalism and yet is regularly appealed to by Scripturalists as an alternative to genuinely empirical modes of knowledge. Occasionalism that is, the idea that God […]

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