Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (328), is an important person in the history of the church and his legacy lives on to inspire and influence the church today. Having been outlawed or banished as many as five times over the course of his ministry because of his strident theological views, he defended his position regarding the deity of Christ which was eventually accepted by the church and affirmed by the Council of Constantinople (AD 381).
Romans 3:21-26 is Paul’s exposition of the righteousness of God and it is central to his letter to the church in Rome. In this passage, Paul sets out his understanding of God’s righteousness, as well as his view of the gospel itself. In Paul, God’s righteousness is revealed through faith in Jesus Christ, and it is apart from the law (3:21), although Paul later acknowledges that the law still plays and important role in the gospel (3:31).
While working as a tutor, Tyndale came to the conclusion that he should be the one to bring Scripture to the English people. Photos courtesy of Christian History Magazine. Introduction Until the time of Erasmus and then later Tyndale, Bible literacy in England was void and England was a dark place. Church historian W. J. … Continue reading A Comparative Study of Desiderius Erasmus and William Tyndale
Photo by Yuriy Kleymenov on Unsplash Introduction Scientific investigation, which was originally a Christian endeavor, has been turned on its head and has become an exclusively secularized enterprise based in naturalism. This has resulted in an unnatural fact/value dichotomy where seemingly theistic truth claims have been excluded from consideration as genuine knowledge. Thus giving the … Continue reading The Deception of Scientific Naturalism
Introduction In 1887 Charles Spurgeon began to publish a series of articles through his journal, The Sword and the Trowel, denouncing the rise of liberal theology and the compromise of Christian Orthodoxy, which had began to emerge in the church. Little did Spurgeon know that his words would set off a controversy that would later lead to … Continue reading The Down Grade Controversy
This is part-one of a four-part series based on a research paper I drafted while in seminary in 2014. The title of the paper is, The Theological Significance of Adam: A Literary Analysis of Romans 5:12-19 and the Imputation of Adam’s Sin. This paper has been cited by a number of students and other bloggers on … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 1
This is part-two of our four-part series on Original Sin and the imputation of Adam’s sin onto the human race. In part-one of our series we discussed the theological reasons and the importance for this study. Theologically, Adam serves as a foreshadowing, a “type” of Christ in the Scriptures. Therefore, theologically speaking for the typology … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 2
The following is part-three of our four-part series on Original Sin. I our last article we discussed some of the literature supporting the various views concerning Adam’s sin and its impact to humanity. In this article we will discuss the concept of corporate solidarity and the idea of how the actions of one person has an … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 3
The following is the conclusion of a four-part series on Original Sin. In part-three of our series, we talked about the imputation of sin and how the guilt of Adam’s sin could be transferred to his descendants, all of humanity. In this article we will discuss the role Adam plays in the theology of the Apostle … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 4
It’s Easter time when Christians direct their attentions to the Cross and meditate on the redemptive work of Christ. As I listen to young preachers deliver their messages this Easter season, it has come to my attention, and is increasingly obvious to me, that many do not seem to have a firm footing in Orthodox … Continue reading Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?