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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Reasonable Christian: A Critical Review of The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims On the Way, Part One

I wrote this review some time ago.  Although I have been accused of not being fair to Horton, I think I've been more than generous.   I will concede, however, that his sections of the book dealing with justification by faith alone are good and worthy of your attention.  The problem with Van Tilians, however, is that their view of revelation as two-fold truth presents problems in that the view of analogy they espouse has more in common with neo-orthodoxy than with the traditional Protestant and Reformed understanding of Scripture as the very words of God.  If at no single point anything in Scripture coincides with what God knows then there is no revelation of what God has said. 

However, if anything we know is true and God knows that same truth, it logically follows that on those single points of truth our knowledge and God's knowledge coincide.  Our knowledge of the propositions God knows is limited to what has been revealed in special revelation in Scripture.  Even here we do not always properly understand the systematic whole and how individual propositions fit within the confessional system of theology we call the Reformed standards.  The fault does not lie with the Scriptures but with our failure to think clearly and logically.

Reasonable Christian: A Critical Review of The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims On the Way, Part One

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