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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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Genesis 1-11: Myth or History by Prof. David J. Engelsma

Well, you know David Engelsma is just a foolish fundamentalist and a "hyper-Calvinist".  Nothing he says is to be taken seriously just on that basis alone.  Do not bother reading his remarks.   As if using the ad hominem fallacy justifies dismissing the legitimate arguments of a Reformed scholar out of hand?

The compromisers would instead have us listen to the false popes and false teachers who lead people into "cunningly devised fables". (Cf. 1 Tim. 1:4; 1 Tim. 4:7; 2 Tim. 4:4; Tit. 1:14; 2 Peter 1:16).  Mike Horton recently published a systematic theology called, The Christian Faith.  (See my review here:  A Critical Review).  In that book he applauded the neo-orthodox view of C. S. Lewis that Scripture is an "inspired story" or "inspired myth" but tries to soften the implications of such compromise by saying that it is also "fact".  But calling the inspired and infallible Scriptures an inspired "myth" or "story" is a falsehood no matter how a theologian tries to spin it. 

Click here to read Dr. Engelsma's article refuting the neo-orthodox view:  Genesis 1-11: Myth or History by Prof. David J. Engelsma

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