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Inerrancy & Literalism

Reading various posts on the internet, it seems that many people equate literalism with inerrancy, so I thought it would be worthwhile to distinguish the concepts. Inerrancy simply means that a document is without error. This is a very bland, yet helpful definition. Inerrancy need not even be tied to scripture. A student’s quiz paper […]

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Jesus or Scriptures

More times than I care to count, I have heard that we should worship Christ rather than worship the Bible. It is usually said in the context of a discussion on the inerrancy of scripture. Either you believe that the Bible is inerrant (Bible worship) or you worship Jesus. But of course, that is a […]

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Jesus & the Scriptures

There are two ways you can tell what someone thinks about something. There is what they say about it explicitly, but perhaps even more informative is how they treat it. If the person is a reliable person, then it is meaningful to hear him say how he loves his wife. But the authenticity of his […]

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The Perspicuity of Scripture This characteristic of God’s Word means that Scripture is clear and “All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all; yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed, for salvation, are so clearly propounded and opened in some place of Scripture […]

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When it comes to understanding God’s will for the believer today, establishing the nature of Scripture is a vital task. This has been done effectively by discovering the attributes or characteristics of Scripture. These doctrines are clearly in God’s Word, are held throughout the history of the church, and were forged during the reformation. The […]

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The Temple / Creation Link

In my last post I argued that temples, both for the culture in general and Israel in particular, were viewed as a kind of microcosm – a miniature representation of creation.To further strengthen that observation, I’d like to explore two more angles: First, I’d like to briefly consider how the Jews themselves interpreted many of […]

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Time Tensions – Part 1

Was the First Week the First Week? John Collins, who was the Old Testament chair on the translation committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible notes that “The normal use of the perfect in the opening of a pericope is to designate an event that took place before the main storyline got underway.” […]

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Introduction I did a post a few weeks ago on an upcoming debate that I was happy to see happen. Though I didn’t get any comments on the blog, I did receive a few Facebook and e-mail comments. There were questions about where I stood on some different issues as well as questions regarding the […]

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Preface The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God’s written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is […]

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Biblical Knowledge

If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist. That is how this article from the LA Times begins. It continues: Heresy? Perhaps. But a survey that measured Americans’ knowledge of religion found that atheists and agnostics knew more, on average, than followers of most major faiths. In fact, […]

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