The purpose of the new confession was (1) to provide a statement of faith that would be agreed upon by Reformed churches that used different Reformed confessions from the Westminster Standards (Scottish) to the Three Forms of Unity (Continental Reformed); (2) To address issues that are encountered by the Reformed churches in the twenty-first century, not Roman Catholicism and Arminianism from the 17th century, but liberalism, postmodernism, and pluralism; and (3) To reflect the beliefs of the Reformed churches that are global rather than Eurocentric (accordingly there was a very international list of members on the panel).
I began this series indicating that the primary purpose is for me to stay regularly in the inspired text and that my desire was to post in this series no less than once per week. By God’s grace, this post meets that goal. As originally stated, these are my musings only, with no claim to lucidity or perspicuity. Without a doubt I’ve been faithful to that claim as well.
What better voice than that of a woman’s to warn a man of other women (Prov 31:1-3)? Of course, since the woman’s voice is a mother’s voice, then it should be doubly heeded.
Excessive alcohol impairs memory and compromises justice. Period! Do we really need someone to tell us this? Apparently, we do (Prov 31:4-7).
Justice needs a voice (Prov 31:8-9).
Industrious, profitable, thrifty, disciplined, strong, strategic, skilled, compassionate, trustworthy, focused, discerning, modest, attractive, light-hearted, wise, praised, God-fearing, honorable (Prov 31:10-31). These are all the traits of my wife (the McDonald’s cup is the “thrifty” part).
Perhaps the most articulate and prolific defender of historic Christianity today is William Lane Craig of Reasonable Faith. Having read much of his writing and listened to countless hours of his podcasts, debates, and heard him live several times, he has had more impact on Christian apologetics than just about anyone I know. I remember finding his thesis in the library at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School when there visiting my good friend from Baker Books, Louis McBride. Louis and I were enamored with this treasure since we were both heavily influenced by Craig’s work.
I just learned Bill Craig has a dedicated YouTube channel with much of his debates, as well as golden nuggets to enjoy. Be sure to visit this storehouse of knowledge.
HT: Apologetics 315