Sola Scriptura versus Sola Ecclesia

The Roman Catholic argument against Bible Christianity is that without an infallible interpreter, the Scriptures cannot be comprehended. This is an argument against the perspicuity of Scripture. James White In the following video, James White presents closing arguments against a Roman Catholic apologist and demonstrates the absurdity of the view that the task of "interpreting … Continue reading Sola Scriptura versus Sola Ecclesia

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More on Rome’s View of Canon

Today I'm clearing out some old e-mails and I found the following post from Shane Lems (link at bottom) on the Roman Catholic view of the canon. Since I just posted on this topic yesterday, I thought I'd post some of it here: In Rome’s view, the canon (Scripture) is determined by the church. Rome … Continue reading More on Rome’s View of Canon

Martin Luther: Bondage of the Will, part 5

INTELLIGENCE AND FREEDOM OF THE WILL Luther argues, regarding the power of the intellect, what Christian's intelligence can be compared to Cicero, Plato, etc.?  If free-will has power, why is it that such men of low esteem become believers (Lk 16:8)? "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the … Continue reading Martin Luther: Bondage of the Will, part 5

Formal Sufficiency of Scripture

Pastor David King, author of, HOLY SCRIPTURE: THE GROUND AND PILLAR OF OUR FAITH, guest-blogged a series on TurretinFan's blog site regarding the Formal Sufficiency of Scripture. There is perhaps no better warrior for defending God's Word against the idolatry and lies of Romanism today, than Pastor David King. The sufficiency of God's Word is, … Continue reading Formal Sufficiency of Scripture

Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 2 (part 2/2)

Herman Witsius (1636-1708) is one of the greatest of the Reformed theologians in the latter half of the 17th century. He taught theology successively at Franeker, Utrecht, and then Leyden. He wrote many books on theological and philological matters. In addition, he was a pious man who wrote several shorter works of piety, including 'Practice … Continue reading Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 2 (part 2/2)

Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 1 (part 3)

Wes White, fellow Michigander, MARS graduate, and Presbyterian pastor is translating a French translation of Herman Witsius' book: Practice of Christianity.  The work is so excellent that I'd like to repost portions of it here. For the original post go HERE See post 1 of this series HERE. See post 2 of this series HERE … Continue reading Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 1 (part 3)

Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 1 (part 2)

Wes White, fellow Michigander, MARS graduate, and Presbyterian pastor is translating a French translation of Herman Witsius' book: Practice of Christianity.  The work is so excellent that I'd like to repost portions of it here. For the original post go HERE See post 1 of this series HERE.     Chapter 1 – On Holy … Continue reading Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 1 (part 2)

Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 1

Wes White, fellow Michigander, MARS graduate, and Presbyterian pastor is translating a French translation of Herman Witsius' book: Practice of Christianity.  The work is so excellent that I'd like to repost portions of it here. For the original post go HERE     Chapter 1 – On Holy Scripture Rule of Faith What is the … Continue reading Practice of Christianity, Herman Witsius, Chap 1

The Rule of Faith and Practice, Summary

In summary, the debate with Rome comes down to two options: 1) a man has to interpret the Bible for himself (fallibly), or 2) to interpret the teachings of the Pope (fallibly). For the Bible Christian, the Word of God is the life-giving Gospel message and rule of life, and therefore designed to be read, … Continue reading The Rule of Faith and Practice, Summary

The Rule of Faith and Practice, Part 6

The following information is taken from AA Hodge's Outlines of Theology, published in 1866. Hodge graduated from Princeton Seminary and served as a missionary to India and a pastor. He later served as a Professor and Chair of Theology at Princeton Seminary. Hodge was an associate and contemporary of the famous Baptist preacher, Charles Spurgeon, … Continue reading The Rule of Faith and Practice, Part 6