I have found that anything written by J. Gresham Machen is worth reading. I was browsing a journal about Biblical subjects when I saw a chapter from this book reprinted in that publication. I immediately found a copy of the book on Amazon and bought it. It was originally published in 1936 but that publication was a transcribed copy of original radio broadcasts. As you read it you can feel the difference between Machen’s normal writing and his speaking. Either way the book does not disappoint. The chapter I first saw in that journal was “Is The Bible the Word of God?” In it Machen gives one of the best defenses for Biblical preservation from the historical point of view I have seen. A valid question from the KJV Only point of view is, “Do I have the Word of God in my hand?” I think that question needs to be answered, and I think it is entirely answerable without taking such an existential leap of faith. Machen points out how God providentially protected His Word, not by miraculous means as He did with the originals, but by His providential preservation in history and the church.
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 […]
Observations: One Hundred Years In Christian HistoryJune 1, 2016
Over the last 23 years that I have been writing this paper, and the last 50 years that I have been connected with Christian ministry, many things have come and gone and many things have changed. If I think of the men I’ve known, heard, sat under, or known about, you might say that I’ve […]
Why Do We Have Baptists in the First Place?December 2, 2015
In a day and age when Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in America and Baptist churches are seemingly everywhere, it is easy to ask what Baptists are all about and even why are they so prevalent. There is no short answer but I think that a brief general account of their beginnings can […]