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Harvard theologian Paul Tillich, who was a dreadful theologian, was nevertheless, good at describing situations. He noted that there are two basic types of philosophy of religion that color all doctrines. One is the paradigm of enlightenment and elevation of nature beyond itself; the problem thus assumed is ontological. The other is a promise of rescue extra nos, and the liberation of nature from the bondage of sin and death; the problem here being primarily ethical. It does seem to me…Continue
An extended quotation from Dr. Gordon H. Clark from - "Beegle on the Bible: A Review Article"
To return for a moment to the matter of historical information, can the Church require its ministers to believe and to preach that the resurrection of Christ was an actual occurrence on the third day? Karl Barth scoffs at the empty grave. Bultmann mythologizes everything. Does Beegle also deny the resurrection? In reply to Bultmann Beegle says, “Yet surely something happened” (57).…Continue
Westminster Confession of Faith - Chapter I, Article VI:
VI. The whole counsel of God 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:...
”It must be observed, however, that the teachings and prescriptions of Scripture are not confined by…Continue
A true story - Take what you will from it.
A few years ago one of the state college newspapers ran a story that claimed a student was questioned by the FBI because he had requested a copy of the “Communist Manifesto” through Inter-Library Loan. Apparently the student told his professor this story and she decided to tell the school paper. That story was then picked up by a local library news service and printed all over the state of Massachusetts library blogs, etc. The…Continue