Category Archives: History

Albert Einstein: “Only the church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing the truth.”

Prof. Albert Einstein, the Jewish physicist and discoverer of the theory of relativity, wrote in exile: Being a lover of freedom, when the [Nazi] revolution came, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted … Continue reading

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David Turner on the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man in Jesus’ preaching (Matthew 11:25-30)

Here Turner is commenting on Matthew 11:25-30 where Jesus states that “…no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him,” and in the same breath makes an appeal to his listeners, … Continue reading

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Fred Sanders on the relation between quarrying the depths of “the deepest doctrines of Christianity” and fidelity to the gospel

Once upon a time, the people most committed to the gospel were the people most inclined to serisous theological thought. The deepest doctrines of Christianity, the ones that are not on the surface of the Scriptures but lie waiting in … Continue reading

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Merle D’Aubigne on “the powerful lever which, in the Sixteenth Century, raised up the fallen churches, and brought souls to Christ”

D’Aubigne commenting on why his book History of the Reformation had such success: Is it not because the truth of God is openly proclaimed in the work? The doctrine of justification by faith in Christ is presented as being what … Continue reading

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The Barmen Declaration to the Reich Church: “Try the spirits whether they are of God!”

The following is from the Barmen Declaration, a document written in 1934 in response to compromises made by professing evangelicals who gave in to the pressure of the Nazi party. Signers and writers of the Barmen Declaration included members of … Continue reading

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Athanasius to the faithful on false teachers’ followers: “Fly from the communion of men whose opinions we hold in execration.”

A letter of Athansius’ written to a younger disciple concerning how he should handle those who follow false teachers: I thank the Lord who has given to you to believe in Him, that you too may have eternal life with … Continue reading

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What is/was a Puritan?

An interview with Harry Stout, professor of American Christianity at Yale University, concerning the myths about the Puritans and who they really were. John Geree, himself a Puritan from the 1600s, gives an answer to the question “What was a … Continue reading

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