Category: Bible

The Presuppositional Apologetic

by James M. Harrison That which I will attempt to describe in this article is known as presuppositionalism. It is an apologetic method which has had the most impact in Reformed circles, and is most closely associated with Cornelius Van…

When We Understand the Text

Study to show yourself approved unto God… Is Revelation difficult and a none studied book for you? I am not talking about the current dispensation movement “stamp” of several popular TV preachers, but a real study? Here are some basic…

Where Is the Law/Gospel Distinction?

One aspect of legalism, Roman Catholicism, neo-nomianism, and Federal Vision theology is a denial of the Reformation law/gospel distinction (or a blending of the law/gospel)   One aspect of legalism, Roman Catholicism, neo-nomianism, and Federal Vision theology is a denial of…

The Church and Israel: The Issue

by Cornelis Venema   Throughout the history of the Christian church, the question of Israel’s place within God’s redemptive purposes has been of special importance. In modern history, with the emergence of dispensationalism as a popular eschatological viewpoint and the…

The Puritan View of Preaching the Gospel

Puritan gospel preaching was concerned above all things to honor Christ: to show His glory to needy men and women Written by J.I. Packer The Puritan approach to the task of winning souls was controlled by the knowledge that fallen…

Rebuttal to Dispensational Premillennialism

By Jay Rogers Published April 2008 “Are you pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib?” This is the too often the entire scope of eschatological debate among today’s Christians. Dispensational premillennialism is the view of most 21st century evangelical Christians. Indeed, most would…

PREMILLENNIALISM AND HISTORY

PREMILLENNIALISM AND HISTORY Gary DeMar The place to begin to evaluate the assertion that premillennialism was the only view of the early church would be to survey the writings of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. [1] Of course, this is beyond the…

Does Foreknowledge Explain Election?

Rev. Roger Smalling, D.Min All Christians hold to a doctrine of election. The term election occurs frequently in the New Testament, referring to God’s choice of some for salvation. Election is a biblical word. The notion of God choosing some…