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It’s God-Breathed (RJS)

No exploration of the nature of Scripture is complete without  a discussion of Paul’s claim in 2 Timothy 3:16 that “All Scripture is God-breathed.” Many a statement of faith uses this phrase and references as a proof text for the doctrine of Scripture, often as the first proposition as though all else follows from this […]



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Problems with the Prophets (RJS)

What does it mean to claim that the prophetic literature is authoritative, inspired, and inerrant (if you like that word)? Does it mean that the named prophet (say Amos) wrote a book now included in our Bible? Does it mean that the named prophet (say Isaiah) personally proclaimed all of the oracles contained in a […]



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The “More Ancient Than Thou” Claim

The Reformation was a claim by Protestants like Luther and Calvin to be “more ancient than thou” when it came to the Catholics, ignoring as they did the Orthodox. In a splendid essay on “The Catholic Luther,” a title with tilt if ever one had it, David Steinmetz (in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology […]



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