Monthly Archives: February 2020

Early Church history – Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Irenaeus, Gnosticism, and a little Origen

Christian Apologists (Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and Origen) and early Heresies – by Dr. Ryan Reeves See also his entire church history series – excellent! For Gnosticism and Irenaeus:  “Three Threats, Three Apologists (Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Irenaeus) and three early church … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, church history, early church history, Irenaeus

“there is a grimness and grubbiness to a lot of Scripture”

“There’s a grimness and grubbiness to a lot of Scripture because there’s a grimness and grubbiness to a lot of life.”  Steve Hays “Devotional Bible Reading” by Steve Hays Because we ordinarily limit our Bible reading to the most overtly … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, God's Sovereignty, Mystery | 2 Comments

Jesus’ view of the Old Testament

  Dr. Dan Wallace of Dallas Seminary defends Jesus’ view of Scripture. The classic defense of Christ’s view of the OT is by John W. Wenham, Chapter 1 of “Inerrancy”, edited by Norman Geisler.   This book is a great book, … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible is not corrupted, Dan Wallace, Jesus' Teaching, OT scholarship | 8 Comments

Analyzing Bart Ehrman’s “The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture”, by Dan Wallace

  Dan Wallace’s book, “Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament” 

Posted in Bart Ehrman, Bible is not corrupted, Dan Wallace, Textual Variants

What is your only Comfort in life and Death?

This comfort and hope can only come to those who are born again (John 3:1-21; Ezekiel 36:26-27), to those who have understood they are sinners without hope apart from Christ, repented (Mark 1:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:28; 3:19; Acts 17:30-31; … Continue reading

Posted in Catechism, Perseverance, Spiritual growth

All Praise to Him . . . the Triune God

Study in the word of God and theology and apologetics must always be wrapped in worship, praise, singing, and the “one another” of the local church gathered. “. . . but be filled with the Spirit . . . ” … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Spiritual growth, Spiritual songs, worship

An early date for the Gospel according to John

Dr. Dan Wallace makes an excellent case for an early date for the Gospel according to John – 60s before the destruction of the temple.   Be sure to read and study the entire introduction and outline that Dr. Wallace provides.  … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible is not corrupted, Dan Wallace, Gospel according to John, Gospel Truth, Historical Jesus, Historical reliability of the Bible | 2 Comments

As I walk through this dark forest

As I walk through this dark forest. On Triablogue http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2018/08/as-i-walked-through-wilderness-of-this.html

Posted in Perseverance, Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth