The “Historical Nonsense” of Early Pluralistic Christianities (Carson)

 This is very much worth reading: ...During the last decade and a half a number of writers with media savvy have unleashed books and articles to support the view that originally Christianity was pluralistic in content and largely tolerant (in the new sense!) in attitude. There was no agreed orthodoxy, but highly diverse theological syntheses.… Continue reading The “Historical Nonsense” of Early Pluralistic Christianities (Carson)

…Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)

 In 1797 William Wilberforce published a book called “A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.”  In this book, Wilberforce compared and contrasted true Christianity and nominal Christianity.  The section below is where Wilberforce shows a major contrast between… Continue reading …Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)

How Far Can We Trust Him? (Machen)

When the Christian says "Jesus is God," he does not mean Jesus is a god, or that Jesus is god like we are all gods.  "Jesus is God" does not mean Jesus is an avatar of some deity, it does not mean that Jesus had the spark of the divine in his bosom.  It means… Continue reading How Far Can We Trust Him? (Machen)

Admire or Imitate Christ?

Soren Kierkegaard was a 19th century Danish philosopher.  He is known as one of the leading existentialists – a school of thought that rejected rationalism and romanticism.  He is known for other things as well, including his critique of the Danish state church of his day; he was critical of it because, he said, many… Continue reading Admire or Imitate Christ?

“I AM”

I appreciate the following words from Ravi Zacharias (emphasis his): “At the heart of every major religion is a leading exponent.  As the exposition is studied, something very significant emerges.  There comes a bifurcation, or a distinction, between the person and the teaching.  Mohammed, to the Koran.  Buddha, to the Noble Path.  Krishna, to his… Continue reading “I AM”