Scripture Says, God Says (Warfield)

One thing that has been in my mind lately is how the NT authors and Christians in the early church viewed the OT. Suffice it to say that since they learned from Jesus, the NT authors and early Christians had a deep and profound respect for the Scripture (the OT). They viewed it as God's… Continue reading Scripture Says, God Says (Warfield)

Take My Life and Let It Be (Or: Kept for the Master’s Use)

 Most of us know the hymn "Take My Life and Let It Be" by Frances Havergal. It's a prayer that the Lord would use every part of our life for his glory and the good of other people. Speaking of Havergal, at one point when B.B. Warfield was critiquing the "Victorious Life" movement of the… Continue reading Take My Life and Let It Be (Or: Kept for the Master’s Use)

The Lever of Truth (Warfield)

 Here's a great excerpt from a chapel sermon by B. B. Warfield on Acts 26:18.  It's especially for pastors or those who are studying for the pastorate: Mark, then, first of all, the function which the Ascended Jesus assigns to His witnessing servants. It is summed up in a single term—it is “to open men’s… Continue reading The Lever of Truth (Warfield)

His Deeds + His Words = Witness (Warfield)

 Benjamin B. Warfield's 1907 publication Lord of Glory is an excellent resource for the NT study of Christ's deity.  The subtitle is this: "A Study of the Designations of Our Lord in the New Testament with Especial Reference to His Deity."  Here's an excellent section I read today while studying the NT phrase Jesus is Lord: We… Continue reading His Deeds + His Words = Witness (Warfield)

The Object of Faith (Warfield)

B.B. Warfield has a great section on "faith" in the collection of his writings called "Biblical Doctrines."  Here's a helpful part of it where he talks about the object of true faith.   I appreciate the redemptive-historical way he talks about faith: It is, accordingly, solely from its object that faith derives its value. This… Continue reading The Object of Faith (Warfield)