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

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One of the questions I’ve been asked is to explain how my understanding of the Protestant confessions on the text of the Scriptures squares with the critical work of Erasmus, Stephanus, and Beza.

First of all, the views of Erasmus, even his Bibliology, are not compatible with the Reformed...

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I was recently asked how I would answer people who are critical of my use of the King James Version of the Bible?

I think the first thing we need to be asking ourselves is why so many contemporary evangelicals make our use of the KJV a point of contention if we are not making it a point of...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 20:52

SATAN – The First Critic of God’s Word

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Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

“Has God indeed said?” The critic begins with this simple question. This...

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“Help me to be LESS PLEASED with my spiritual experiences, and when I feel at ease after sweet communings, teach me it is far too little I know and do.”

—Valley of Vision, Longings After God (pp. 230-231)

I came across this reading in the Valley of Vision tonight. How contrary to my...

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 23:23

The Critical Text, An Enigma Machine of Confusion

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If your Bible is to be found somewhere between the base text of the NA28 and the myriad of choices from the apparatus, you don’t have a Bible but a puzzle. The true text of sacred Scripture is an enigma for all who would seek it in such a manner.

According to this approach, no one from...

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 23:47

Chick-fil-A, it’s worse than you think

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This isn’t what I first thought it was. I first thought Chic-fil-A was going to step out of the culture wars. Not so. They are simply changing sides.
 

The Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is Rodney...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:03

The Prideful Man Refutes Himself

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“…I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ…”

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Friday, 11 October 2019 01:03

Which Textus Receptus?

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Some people hold out the question “Which TR?” to Received Text advocates as if a definitive answer is needed or it is a deal breaker for the position. It is important to understand that the differences between its major editions are infinitesimal.

Here are some interesting quotes from...

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Recently James White has been on the attack again against those of us who advocate the Received Text. He has accused us of “abusing” our Protestant forbears and the historic Reformed confessions, while pretending them allies of his own position. Spoiler alert!…they aren’t.

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Over the past few generations the West has been in the downward death spiral of progressive ideology. There have been no true victories, only brief pauses. 

Progressivism is about victimology and the desire to “get their stuff” (via taxes and redistribution). Victimology is a...

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Sunday, 21 July 2019 18:12

Pre-Enlightenment Textual Criticism

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In this post I’ll be looking at an example of pre-Enlightenment textual criticism of the Greek New Testament (if we may even call it “textual criticism”). Specially we’ll be looking at the work of one of the men on the Westminster Assembly that relates to the subject at hand....

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Saturday, 20 July 2019 23:39

Learn Cuneiform to Read the KJV!

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Tired of trying to read The King James Version and not understanding the foreign and dead language of its text? Fret no more for we will be teaching a class on ancient cuneiform so you can finally read the Bible of the English Reformation with understanding.

After taking the course you will be able...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 23:45

H. P. Lovecraft and Atheism

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In the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft we read the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. These “Great Old Ones”, ancient beings from other worlds who have been on Earth for countless eons who now sleep or even being dead still exert their influence over the world. The day is coming when they shall...

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Friday, 28 June 2019 02:12

Tradents of truth or heresy?

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When the church neglects rigorous theology, a void is created that inevitably gets filled by an unbiblical theology and that without challenge.

We are tradents of the truth and it is our duty to not only grow in the wisdom and knowledge of Christ as we receive and test (by the Scriptures) those...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 00:20

Learning to read well (1)

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This post is the first in a series that I will keep coming back to on the subject of learning to read well. In the first installment, I’m going to address the problem the Internet poses to efficacious reading. So here we go…

Be intentional about your environment. Don’t have any...

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Baptists need not resort to the covenantal argument of paedobaptists for light in regards to teaching our children to pray but nor should we react against it declaring it inappropriate to teach them to pray. The later is a more grievous error than ever was paedobaptism.
 
While we may not...

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:16

Trump, the product of the Left

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So why doesn’t Trump want people to see his tax returns? In all likelihood it is because he is not worth nearly as much as he boasts.

“Trump” is a brand that means wealth and success. His tax return would likely damage that brand.

The illusion that one is more successful than he...

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