But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Zwinglius Redivivus - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 08 June 2017 23:57

Deepen Your Understanding of the Bible

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The ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series is the only series of Commentaries written by a single person on the entire Bible and aimed at layfolk in modern history.

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The books are all available in PDF format from the author for $199 by clicking my PayPal Link.  It’s a...

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imageThis forthcoming volume will doubtless be of interest to all.

This present volume aims to stimulate Bucer-research as it brings together a selection of the best of De Kroon’s and Van ’t Spijker’s articles some of which appear for the first time in English translation. In the first...

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Der Index des Papstes war die berühmteste Zensurliste der Welt. Auf ihm standen Bücher über Sex, Häresien und sogar die Bibel. Vor 50 Jahren verkündete der Vatikan das Ende der Liste. Eine Erinnerung.

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Die besten Chancen, auf dem Index zu landen, hatten religiöse...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:04

Women, Music and the Reformation

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In Luther’s times, music expressed the religious experience of enclosed nuns and Anabaptist martyrs, of Calvinist pious wives and Lutheran schoolgirls, of powerful female rulers and tired peasant mothers. Though few of their songs have reached our ears, they make a fascinating narrative worth...

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I’ve received word that without further funding, the critical edition of Heinrich Bullinger’s Letters will end with the publication of Volume 19 (volume 18 has just appeared).

Funding sources have become hard to come by and the project is suffering the consequences of it.

So, if you have...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 23:05

Parenting Advice From Luther

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image“One should not whip children too hard. My father once whipped me so severely that I fled from him and it was difficult for him to win me back again to himself. I would not willingly strike little Hans much, for if I did he would be shy of me and hate me, than which no greater sorrow could...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 20:51

Zwingli Reviews Luther’s Book on the Lord’s Supper

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image“In his book he [Luther] slays, uncautious man that he is, divine and human wisdom which it would have been easy to revive among the devout. Since the heretics, that is his followers, are with the impious themselves so deaf to all truth that they not only refuse the ear but even close the...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 19:50

A Reformation Exhibition

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All the details are here.

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Monday, 05 June 2017 22:06

More from Tyndale About Their Greek New Testament

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image“Knowledge of documents should precede final judgement upon readings.” Useful though this adage by Westcott and Hort is, it is also a little bit of an open door: lots of things should precede ‘final judgement’ (and when is anything ‘final’ in our discipline?) But...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 21:00

Money as the Instrument of Satanic Corruption

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„Geld ist das Wort des Satans, durch das er alles in der Welt schafft, wie Gott sich alles durch das wahre Wort schafft.“ (Martin Luther). „Du darfst kein riesiges Maul sein, das alles gierig in sich hineinfrisst und verschlingt.“ (Johannes Calvin). Ob Calvin, Luther oder...

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Friday, 02 June 2017 21:40

When Luther Was Wished Another 40 Years of Life…

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In 1539, he replied

“God forbid! Even if God were to offer me paradise in order that I might last forty more years in this life, I wouldn’t want it. I’d rather hire a hangman to knock my head off. That’s how bad the world is now. It’s full of nothing but devils, so that...

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:56

‘By Their Fruits You Will Know Them…’

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imageWe do not justify men before God by works, but say, that all who are of God are regenerated and made new creatures, so that they pass from the kingdom of sin into the kingdom of righteousness. In this way they make their calling sure, and, like trees, are judged by their fruits. — John Calvin

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 21:59

The Marcionite Jesus The World Loves So Much…

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imageIsn’t Jesus.  And if the ‘Jesus’ you imagine never expresses anger or wrath, yours is a Marcionite Pseudo-Jesus too, just like the world’s.

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imageLuther has indicated with sufficient distinctness that he merely conceded to his theological opponents theological terminology, and made use of it himself merely on account of traditional familiarity with it, and because the employment of incorrect words was not necessarily of evil. He so expressed...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 00:40

Apparently Metaxas is Writing a Book on Luther

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Save your money.  Metaxas isn’t a Luther scholar (or any kind of scholar) so his book will be at least as useless as his vile misrepresentation of Bonhoeffer.

Spare yourself the copious regurgitation Metaxas’s ignorant spewings will evoke.

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Following are some of the things that they’re saying about the Commentary* which you can acquire for yourself in electronic form for just $199 by clicking my PayPal Link.  And you should.  Today.

NT Wright:  “Jim who’s commentary?”

Michael Bird:...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 20:57

Barth The Wrong

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Of Barth’s doctrine of election – and particularly of Barth’s notion that Jesus is ‘the elect man’ Brunner writes

No special proof is required to show that the Bible contains no such doctrine, nor that no theory of this kind has ever been formulated by any...

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A textual apparatus is useful as a quick summary of the evidence at a particular location and also to raise questions as to unexpected manuscript combinations or readings. However, by its very nature, an apparatus presents the evidence in an atomistic way and runs the risk of fostering a view of an...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 20:45

Memorial Day

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I hope your day is pleasant and I hope that one day we will all beat our swords into plows and our spears into pruning hooks and our guns into paperweights and that we learn war no more and consequently none of our kids have to die for the land-grabs of the wealthy.

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This essay is worth reading.  Additionally, what’s said here can and also should be said of the TV church.

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“Wright’s portrait of Paul …is basically designed by the wishes of dogmatic concerns and constraints. … Luke … would be disappointed” – Becker

“PFG is not a modest book, and its author is not modest either” – Schliesser

Wright’s...

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Why devote your time, energy, resources, and skills to the effort it actually takes to learn how to understand the Bible when you can take a shortcut and pretend to be an expertly trained scholar with just one course….  Pop your brain in DTS’s microwave oven and voila!

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Dallas...

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Friday, 26 May 2017 21:53

On the Day of Calvin’s Death

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Today is the anniversary of Calvin’s death.  I’ve previously posted on the event of course and you can enjoy 24 Hours of Calvin here.

After Zwingli, Calvin was the greatest of the Reformers.  It’s proper to remember him on the anniversary of his death.  Here’s...

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