The Israel Of God (2)

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In part 1 we began to look at the sort of kingdom Jesus brought. § Rather, Jesus came not to build an earthly Jewish kingdom now or later, but always and only his intention was to redeem all his people by his . . . Continue reading →

The Israel of God (1)

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There is much more to “end-times” or ultimate things (eschatology) than what we say actually happens in the last days. This is really a discussion about how we interpret texts and particularly how we should interpret Holy Scripture (hermeneutics). We say what . . . Continue reading →

Bullinger On “Common Grace”

For God in his mercy has permitted the powers of the intellect to remain, though differing greatly from what was in man before the fall. God commands us to cultivate our natural talents, and meanwhile adds both gifts and success. And it . . . Continue reading →

How We Measure “Success”

Because of the obsession with short-term results that may be contained with the terms and demands of a single life, the interest of community is displaced by the interest of career. The careerist teacher judges himself, and is judged by his colleagues, . . . Continue reading →

The Great Enemy Of Truth

For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. . . . Continue reading →

Psalms, Hymns, Spiritual Songs, and Instruments In The Latin Bibles (2)

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The Latin Bible was a major formative influence on the way the Reformed theologians interpreted Scripture. The King James Version/Authorized Version (1611) particularly reflects the influence of the Latin Bible but its influence reverberates in many English translations. It influenced their word . . . Continue reading →