Thomas (1861-1924) was born in England and was for years principal of Wycliffe College, Oxford. Though he was a regular Keswick speaker, he also became co-founder, with L.S. Chafer, of Dallas Theological Seminary in 1924 but died in the same year (L.S. Chafer continued to serve as president until his death in 1952). Thomas was an early dispensational premillennialist to which in this book he makes frequent reference. This book, published posthumously in 1926 by Moody Press, is a classic, yet small, overview of the whole process of how God gave us the Bible. After recognizing the great contribution of the major texts in the history of translation (especially A, B, א ), Thomas says, “There is no reasonable doubt that we possess today what has always been regarded as the Scriptures of the Christian Church.” Of the collection of the 66 books that make up the canon of our Scripture he writes, “The Bible is not an authorized collection of books, but a collection of authorized books.” A great little book.
What About Foot Washing?April 5, 2017
It’s not unusual to be asked about baptism or the Lord’s Supper but in conjunction with that the question of foot washing as an ordinance of the church often comes up. I usually reply that I certainly believe in foot washing, especially for boys under ten years old! But why is it that I do […]
Morning Noon and Night Bible ReadingDecember 19, 2016
Here is my daily Bible Reading schedule in two formats. I hope this is a help to you to this year as you begin your Bible reading. These schedules will take you through the Old Testament once, the Gospels 3 times each, and the rest of the New Testament 12 times. Accept the challenge to […]
God Created WomanJuly 1, 2016
Genesis 1 “The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near […]