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A God-Centered Approach to Language

Dr. Vern Sheridan Poythress returns to Christ the Center to discuss his latest book In the Beginning was the Word: Language: A God-Centered Approach to Language published by Crossway. The panel discusses Dr. Poythress’s multi-perspectival approach to Biblical studies and theology…

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…
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Christian Essentialism

K. Scott Oliphint returns to Christ the Center to discuss God’s attributes. Understanding God as He is related to creation is no doubt a complicated task. Traditionally, theologians have spoken of God’s attributes using the communicable/incommunicable distinction. While this remains…

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…

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…
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Credo-Baptism During the Reformation

When approaching the question of credo-baptism during the Reformation, James Dolezal argues for viewing three distinct categories: Anabaptists, general baptists, and particular baptists. The theological differences between these groups are as great as the differences among all forms of paedo-baptism.…

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.…
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Sacrifices and Festivals in the Old Testament

The old Christ the Center crew met with Dr. Ben Shaw, associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in one of those Carolinas, to converse about the Christological basis of the Old Testament sacrifices and…

Doolan and Stein on God’s Simplicity

James Dolezal discusses books by Gregory Doolan and Edith Stein on God’s simplicity. Download Participants: Camden Bucey, James Dolezal, Nick Batzig

Book 1, Chapter 9: All the Principles of Piety Subverted by Fanatics, Who Substitute Revelations for Scripture

Sections The temper and error of the Libertines, who take to themselves the name of spiritual, briefly described. Their refutation. 1. The Apostles and all true Christians have embraced the written Word. This confirmed by a passage in Isaiah; also…
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