Archive for November, 2009


Hebrews 13:10-15 – Praying Continually (Glen Clary)

10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in […]


A God-Centered Approach to Language

Vern Poythress presents a God-centered approach to language.

Book 1, Chapter 11, Sections 5-8: Impiety of Attributing a Visible Form to God…

Sections Objection,—That images are the books of the unlearned. Objection answered, 1. Scripture declares images to be teachers of vanity and lies. Answer continued, 2. Ancient Theologians condemn the formation and worship of idols. Answer continued,—3. The use of images condemned by the luxury and meretricious ornaments given to them in Popish Churches. The Church […]

Psalm 45 – The King and the Princess-Bride (Jim Cassidy)


Christian Essentialism

K. Scott Oliphint speaks about God's attributes.

Book 1, Chapter 11, Sections 1-4: Impiety of Attributing a Visible Form to God…

Sections God is opposed to idols, that all may know he is the only fit witness to himself. He expressly forbids any attempt to represent him by a bodily shape. Reasons for this prohibition from Moses, Isaiah, and Paul. The complaint of a heathen. It should put the worshipers of idols to shame. Consideration of […]

The Baptism Discussion

Christ the Center recently had the privilege of discussing credo-baptism with James Dolezal. There is a very interesting discussion currently underway in the comment thread. While this leans heavily toward the academic side, the baptism issue is an extremely important issue for families to think through. There is a helpful (and friendly) debate on the […]

James 1:21-27 – A Spiritual Remedy for Self-Deceit (Nick Batzig)

James 1:21-27 21Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face […]


Credo-Baptism During the Reformation

James Dolezal chronicles the history of credo-baptism through the Reformation.

Book 1, Chapter 10: In Scripture, the True God Opposed, Exclusively, to all the Gods of the Heathen

Sections Explanation of the knowledge of God resumed. God as manifested in Scripture, the same as delineated in his works. The attributes of God as described by Moses, David, and Jeremiah. Explanation of the attributes. Summary. Uses of this knowledge. Scripture, in directing us to the true God, excludes the gods of the heathen, who, […]