Unless God is both our Creator and Lawgiver, we cannot long retain Biblical morality, nor can we retain God as Savior. If evolution "created" me, I am responsible to evolution for my standards and behavior. If God created me, I am then responsible to God. Our Creator is our Lawgiver, our Redeemer, and our King.
The theology of the Bible is highly personal. The Bible is not a textbook on systematic theology, though there is nothing wrong with theology, as long as it is personalistic. This means recognizing that the Bible is the expression of God as the divine Being, existent in three actual Persons, Who relate to individuals as persons.
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cor. 10:5
This article is the first of an eight-part series on the 19th Century Missionary Movement, what inspired it, the people who transformed nations and their legacy.
Most Chalcedon Report readers should be familiar with the nation of Zambia. It was in its capitol city, Lusaka, that Chalcedon presented a three-day conference in July, 1997.
The following are Becky Morecraft's thoughts and prayers during her fourth visit to South Africa with her husband, Pastor Joe Morecraft, and daughter Mercy. Joe is pastor of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church, RPCUS, in Cummings, Georgia.
Since 1992, commencing with the stabbing of 15 year-old Damion Ennis, there have been more than 250 school-related deaths, of which at least 195 involved the use of firearms. Our nation's public schools are in a crisis of almost unimaginable dimensions.
It is somewhat amusing that "scholars" sometimes do shoddy work, especially when they are telling us that the Bible does not say what it says, or that it does not teach what the Christian church has believed over its centuries of existence.
As Paul McCartney once pleaded, "Try to see it my way." These articles against the Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW) — if it is not commanded, it is forbidden — are written by one who had been taught the RPW, who had tried to believe the RPW, and who had sought to defend it.