Great Confusion over Terminology and Practice Overview Much confusion exists in evangelical circles regarding grammatico-historical and historical-critical approaches to exegesis. These two hermeneutical disciplines are distinct and must not be confused by evangelicals. Several factors may be cited in contrast. The independence approach associates itself with the grammatico-historical hermeneutic that has its roots in the... Continue Reading →
Warning Excursion “AS THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES GO, SO GOES THE CHURCH”—J. Gresham Machen—The Christian Faith in the Modern World, p. 65 First, let's take a few paragraphs to offer the reader an overview of how dangerous Higher Criticism (Biblical Criticism). Such Bible scholars as Robert L. Thomas, Norman L. Geisler, Gleason L. Archer, F. David... Continue Reading →
F. David Farnell Senior Professor of NT at the Master’s Seminary Isaiah 40:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Matthew 24:35 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. My... Continue Reading →
Setting any possible emotionalism aside, we must ask ourselves if God is truly real to us. Can we say that God is our friend? James tells us, “‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness,’ and he was called a friend of God.” We all have heard the saying, “actions speak louder... Continue Reading →
What About the Women Who Claim That They Are Called to Pastor a Church? The Women Say, 'It Is Our Calling? Who Are You to Reject a Person Called by God?' What About Romans 16:7? What about Deborah of Ancient Israel? When it comes to 1 Timothy 2:11-12, and women not being permitted to teach is this only applicable to the Ephesian and Corinthian Congregations, or the first-century culture?