A Historical Exodus: Essential For Christian Theology

The historical nature of the Exodus is of utmost importance in Scripture and for the Christian faith.  Modern critics have questioned, doubted, and denied the historical nature of the Exodus for more than a few years, and in light of this, it is important for Christians to understand and uphold the Bible’s teaching that the… Continue reading A Historical Exodus: Essential For Christian Theology

Historicity, Revelation, and Redemption (Vos)

As many of our readers know, the historicity of Adam and Eve has been discussed in Christian circles these past few years and before.  In light of these discussions, I very much appreciate how Geerhardus Vos linked Christ’s birth and resurrection to this earlier events recorded in Scripture (emphasis mine): “Granted that our salvation stands… Continue reading Historicity, Revelation, and Redemption (Vos)

The Significance of the Chronicler’s Genealogies

  While reading through the Solomon accounts in Chronicles, I’m using The IVP Biblical Background Commentary.  Though it is a brief commentary, I’ve really appreciated it.  Recently I ran across a helpful paragraph entitled, “The Significance of Genealogies to [a] Postexilic Audience.”  In other words, what would the Chronicler’s genealogies mean to the 5th and… Continue reading The Significance of the Chronicler’s Genealogies

The (Futile?) Search for Christian America

Here’s a book that deserves to be brought back into our discussions and onto our reading lists: The Search for Christian America by Mark Noll, Nathan Hatch, and George Marsden.  It was first published in 1983 and then expanded in 1989.  But the message is completely relevant for Christians today. Here are some questions the… Continue reading The (Futile?) Search for Christian America

Butchering History?

 I'm sure some of our readers know what an exegetical fallacy is - word study fallacies, grammatical fallacies, etc.  It is also important for us to realize that we can make errors when interpreting history or historical texts.  We've all made some historical fallacies at one time or another.  For example, if we read only a few chapters from… Continue reading Butchering History?