The Argument of Romans 9:14-16
Mar 1, 1976
God's righteousness resounds most fully in his freely having mercy on whomever he wills.
A Response to J.I. Packer on the So-Called Antinomy Between the Sovereignty of God and Human Responsibility
Mar 1, 1976
In his book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Chicago InterVarsity Press, 1961) J. I. Packer argues that the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man is an antinomy. He defines "antinomy" as "an appearance of contradiction between conclusions…
The Authority And Meaning Of The Christian Canon
A Response To Gerald Sheppard On Canon Criticism
Apr 1, 1976
In the October 1974 issue of Studia Biblica et Theologica, an article by Gerald Sheppard appeared entitled “Canon Criticism: The Proposal of Brevard Childs and an Assessment for Evangelical Hermeneutics.” It has been a helpful stimulus to my own thinking…
A Critical Review of God's Strategy in Human History
May 1, 1976
John Piper answers the argument that true love requires a freedom to choose.
How Are the Synoptics “Without Error”?
Oct 7, 1976
Article One of Bethel's “Affirmation of Faith” reads: “The Bible is. . . without error in the original manuscripts.” There is a wide diversity of opinions about the meaning of “error” in such an affirmation. This is especially the case…
The Chronology of the New Testament
Oct 10, 1976
The aim of studying chronology is to discover the sequence of past events and how much time elapsed between them. It is an important branch of history because to determine the causes and effects of past events — as historians…
The Glory of God as the Goal of History
Oct 12, 1976
The two fold question I would like to try to answer is this: What is God's goal or aim in the history of mankind from its beginning at creation to its climax in the new heavens and new earth, and…
The Glory of God As the Ground of Faith
Nov 1, 1976
If well-grounded, saving faith is to be available to all, it must be found in a more direct way than through detailed historical arguments.
James D. Strauss' Critique of Jonathan Edwards' Freedom of the Will
Nov 1, 1976
In his article entitled "A Puritan in a Post-Puritan World" (in Grace Unlimited, ed., Clark H. Pinnock, Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1975, pp. 243ff) Strauss argues first that "a central fallacy, if not a lethal fallacy, in Edwards' argument is the…