Monthly Archives: July 2013

Daniel Doriani on professing to submit to Scripture and actually submitting to Scripture

The submissive [or conservative] interpreter bows to the God who reveals himself in Scripture and accepts, in principle, whatever it says. If the Bible upsets a cherished conviction, we say, “I stand corrected,” not “I wonder.” Facing a difficult teaching, … Continue reading

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John Frame on the touchy subject of intellectual authoritarianism for modern people

God rejects the wisdom of the world and calls His people to a  special wisdom of His own that is sharply at odds with the world’s values. Believers are to stand for God’s wisdom and against false teaching, even under … Continue reading

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Jay Adams on the “discipline dilemma”: It takes discipline for undisciplined persons to become disciplined.

While it is absolutely necessary for undisciplined persons to become disciplined, the problem is that they find it very difficult to do so without help because they are caught in the discipline dilemma: it takes discipline to become disciplined. That … Continue reading

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Harold Best: “Even the good works of an unbeliever, which are admittedly considerable and varied, fall easily in line with their evil ones.”

Even the good works of an unbeliever, which are admittedly considerable and varied, fall easily in line with their evil ones, since their reason for doing either are driven by the same underlying falsity: the works are effective in themselves. … Continue reading

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