Category Archives: Theology

James Snapp snaps at Confessional Bibliology

“It is equally undisputed that in the 16th or 17th century (and for that matter well into the 18th century) anyone with a Greek New Testament would have had a copy of the Textus Receptus… Naturally the texts of these … Continue reading

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Confusion regarding the canonical text

A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or ‘books’) which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. The English word “canon” comes from the Greek κανών, meaning ‘rule’ or ‘measuring stick’. (source) A recent video presentation … Continue reading

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“Who can say exactly what in the Bible pertains to doctrine?”

Here are two (2) good questions to ask those who say the removal of certain words and passages from the New Testament, due to the influence of modern textual criticism upon modern English translations, has never affected doctrine: “Who can … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Brand Luther’

Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe–and Started the Protestant Reformation (2015) 400 pages $20.00 https://www.amazon.com/Brand-Luther-Unheralded-Europe-Reformation/dp/1594204969 The original subtitle of this book was much shorter: Brand … Continue reading

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Review: Martin Luther: The Christian between God and Death

Martin Luther: The Christian between God and Death, by Richard Marius (576 pages, Belknap/Harvard (2004) https://www.amazon.com/Martin-Luther-Christian-between-Death/dp/067400387X I read this book when it was first published and I really enjoyed it, so I recently bought the paperback edition and read it again. … Continue reading

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Christian Zionism vs The Bible

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The Judgment of Jonah

“That the conversion which God accepts is an interested one is self-evident. Every conversion is interested. Who can dare to say that his own life and death are of no concern to him? What ridiculous idealism would make us so … Continue reading

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