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Calvin on Rejecting Scripture

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Rejecting Scripture: Institutes I:9:1 1.The fanatics wrongly appeal to the Holy Spirit Those who, rejecting Scripture, imagine that they have some peculiar way of penetrating to God, are to be deemed not so much under the influence of error as madness.

Calvin on Scripture and the Spirit’s Testimony

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Scripture and the Spirit’s Testimony: Institutes I:8:1 1. Scripture is superior to all human wisdom In vain were the authority of Scripture fortified by argument, or supported by the consent of the Church, or confirmed by any other helps, if unaccompanied by an assurance higher and stronger than human judgement can give.

Confessional Faithlessness

Monday, October 27th, 2008

History is full of examples of confessional faithlessness. I have coined this phrase to refer to men who give verbal consent to a Confession, or who promise to teach in accordance with a confession, and then fail to do so.

Our Confession and the Textual History of Scripture

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan Here is something that I wrote many years ago seeking to address the question of the providential preservation of the text of Scripture and the doctrine of our Confession of Faith.

Across the Pond

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

On Wednesday morning, ny wife and I will be leaving for two weeks in Ireland. Beginning on the Lord’s Day Oct. 26, I will speak 13 times in 9 days.

Edification and Beauty

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan On Monday, my book Edification and Beauty came forth from the press and should be available soon from online retailers.

Interesting Lectures on Anabaptism and the Reformation

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan The www.baptisttheology.org website has done us all a favor by placing three lectures by Dr. Abraham Friesen, retired history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on the topic of the anabaptists and the reformers on their website.

Fayetteville, Georgia Extension Classes

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Just a brief note. On Friday and Saturday, we will have our second weekend of IRBS Extension classes at Heritage Church in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Truth and Consequences

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan The relation between exegesis and theology is very interesting. After the process of careful exegetical study, what do we do with the results? To some degree, this reflects the currently mooted debate between the rights of Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology.

The Glory and Beauty of Christian Theology

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan There is a certain kind of over-confidence that resides in the minds of many today; an overconfidence expressed in their attempts to adjust or even re-write Christian doctrine. Many ‘study’ a doctrine, develop a thesis about that doctrine, arrive at novel conclusions, and then promote their deduction as the right and [...]

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