Tagged “Scripture”

The Federal Division Part 7

“prophetic rebukes . . . seasoned prophets”

The creed of death

“I believe that true biblical balance in such things is the fruit of wisdom, and that such balance is not usually found in hot-headed young men, who do not know what spirit they are of (Luke 9:55). Consequently, prophetic rebukes should come from seasoned prophets, from men called to the ministry of guarding the Church of God. The work should be done by men of some age and wisdom, and not by novices, firebrands, and zealots.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading

Monday, February 13, 2017 |

The Federal Division Part 6

“Shew Me a Token”


“Athanasius is not against the entire Christian world now (contra mundum) precisely because he was willing to be in that position then.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 6

The Federal Division Part 3

“in the middle of a saloon brawl”


“Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous.” — 1 Timothy 3:3 Continue reading

Friday, February 3, 2017 | 1

“The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome”

The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome
Who could forget the memorable interchange between Alice and Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. At one point, Alice protests Humpty’s bizarre use of words. “When I use a word,” responded Humpty in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” Getting the better of him, Alice retorts, “The question is . . . whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

After seeing how some Promise Keepers speakers and writers press Scripture into service to justify all sorts of teachings, one is left to ask Alice’s penetrating question all over again — whether Promise Keepers can make the words of Scripture mean so many different things. We call this problem the Humpty Dumpty syndrome, and it is more prevalent than most would care to admit.
Douglas Wilson

The Federal Division Part 2

“Heretics are slippery with words”


Douglas Wilson’s problem isn’t a failure to use clear terminology. His problem is his willingness to use clearly deceitful terminology. Continue reading

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 1