“The church in America is going to suffer so terribly. And we laugh now but they will come after us and they will come after our children. They will close the net around us when we are playing soccer mom and soccer dad, while we are arguing over so many little things and mesmerized … More Persecution or a Great Awakening? Paul Washer
OF THE PRIMACY OF THE ROMISH SEE John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 4.6.14-15 14. Peter was not the Bishop of Rome. 15. Same subject continued. 14. But I do not see that any credit is due to their allegation of Peter’s occupation of the Roman See. Certainly it is, that the statement of … More John Calvin: Peter was not the Bishop of Rome
John H. Gerstner (November 22, 1914—March 24, 1996), a native of Tampa, Florida, was arguably the preeminent Reformed theologian of his day. Gerstner earned graduate degrees at Westminster Theological Seminary and completed a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1945. He was a professor of church history at Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary, and visiting professor at Trinity … More John Gerstner: Inerrancy Series
During my doctoral studies, I first read Luther’s Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. Nearly everyone who studies theology is aware of the fact that Luther was trained in the Scholastic method. They also know that Luther and Protestantism broke with the Roman Catholic Church over doctrines such as sola Scriptura and sola Fide.
However, to my surprise and bewilderment at the time, I was shocked to see that Luther wrote an entire Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. This disputation is clearly not as famous as the 95 Theses; however, one could argue that both are probably just as influential to one’s understanding of Luther’s theology, method, and exegesis. In that same vein, understanding this disputation is also important to understand the specific epistemology, metaphysic, method, and modus operandi of later Protestant theologians (some, but not all). In other words, if anything is clear in the writings and method of some theologians, they were trained in Scholastic theology and they willfully and intentionally broke with that method. … More Martin Luther’s 1517 Disputation Against Scholastic Theology
Do you consider yourself an apologist? Could you pass this apologetics exam? If so, you might want to consider whether or not you could pass the following apologetics exam used by the Presbytery of Southern California. … More Sample Questions for Apologetics Exam
This is a book I reviewed for The Gospel Coalition and Themelios. … More Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis
Denominational affiliation should not be based upon personal preferences, but upon sustained biblical arguments and convictions. One should not attend a church merely because they enjoy a particular mode or expression of worship. Instead, individuals ought to attend a particular church because they are convinced the doctrines that church teaches are explicitly taught in Scripture. … More Greg Bahnsen: Protestant Apologetics (Over and Against the Claims of Roman Catholicism)
I want to make everyone aware of a new series of Mp3 lectures I have added to my YouTube channel from Greg Bahnsen. Dr. Bahnsen offered six lectures in defense of the cessationist position. Throughout the lectures it is apparent Bahnsen chose to do so because he received numerous questions both inside and outside of … More Greg Bahnsen: The Case For Cessationism
This is an article I wrote on Karl Barth’s view of revelation. I investigate his application of dialectical theology to both Scripture and Christ. … More Karl Barth: The Theanthropic Man and Book.
Carl F. H. Henry claims: The controversy between Protestant orthodoxy and neoorthodoxy focused with special intensity on the issue of the propositional or nonpropositional character of divine disclosure, that is, on whether God’s revelation is rational and objectively true, or whether God’s revelation is noncognitively life-transforming. This has caused some present-day evangelicals and non-evangelicals to ask: … More Carl F. H. Henry: The Bible as Propositional Revelation