Here are a few articles, which I have read recently, that I want to pass along to all of you.

Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and the New Exodus by Peter J. Gentry who is Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In this paper Gentry explores the meaning of the seventy weeks found in Daniel chapter 9.

Do We Act As If We Really Believe That “The Bible Alone, And The Bible In Its Entirety, Is The Word Of God Written”? by Wayne Grudem who is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary. He delivered this paper as a presidential address during the 51st annual meeting of the ETS on November 17, 1999. This is a very important article for anyone studying theology on a higher level. In the paper Grudem gives six suggestions to biblical scholars who claim to believe that the Bible alone , and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God Written,

  • Suggestion #1: Consider the possibility that God may want evangelical scholars to write more books and articles that tell the Church what the whole Bible teaches us about some current problem.
  • Suggestion #2: Consider the possibility that God wants the Church to discover answers and reach consensus on more problems, and wants us to play a significant role in that process.
  • Suggestion #3: Consider the possibility that God wants evangelical scholars to speak with a united voice on certain issues before the whole Church and the whole world.
  • Suggestion #4: Consider the possibility that God may want many of us to pay less attention to the writings of non-evangelical scholars.
  • Suggestion #5: Consider the possibility that God may want us to quote his Word explicitly in private discussions and in public debates with non-Christians.
  • Suggestion #6: Consider the possibility that the world as we know it may change very quickly.

In the paper he explains the meaning of each suggestion.

Still Sola Scriptura: An Evangelical Perspective on Scripture by James M. Hamilton Jr. who Associate Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A good article on the inerrancy of Scripture. Although, the bulk of the paper it seemed was dealing more with the Canon. What he did, however, have to say on the Canon was tremendous. If you wonder about the reliability of the Canon the facts given in this paper will aid you in becoming confident in it.

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