The Date of Canon

In the fifth and final chapter of Kruger’s book The Question of Canon he considers some of the vulnerabilities in what he regards as the most prominent tenet of the extrinsic model of canon. Few issues will raise as much discussion as dating the New Testament canon. When did the New Testament writings first begin … Continue reading The Date of Canon

The Origins of Canon

Outspoken critic of scriptural inerrancy James Barr questioned the idea of the New Testament’s necessity for existence. “The idea of a Christian faith governed by Christian written holy scriptures was not an essential part of the foundation plan of Christianity”, said Barr. In the extrinsic model of canon (view that canon is a product of … Continue reading The Origins of Canon

The Dangers of Biblicism

Biblicism at face value comes across as an honorable and proper approach to reading Scripture. What exactly is “biblicism”? Dr Lane Tipton gives an helpful definition of biblicism is any approach to reading Scripture, that does not take the creeds and confessions of the church, (the Reformed confessions of the church) as normed norms that … Continue reading The Dangers of Biblicism

God is Truth and His Word is True

When Christians speak on the authority of Scripture we generally use two terms infallibility and inerrancy. These terms are not only descriptions of Scripture but testify to the work of God in revealing himself. We confess that God is absolutely trustworthy and powerful therefore when he reveals himself he does it in a way that … Continue reading God is Truth and His Word is True