Westminster Seminary California

Valiant for Truth - Revelation

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 5
Danny Hyde

If I asked you the name of Noah’s wife, would you answer Joan of Ark? Sadly, many would today. The level of biblical illiteracy today among the professing Christian church is sad. Recently arch-atheist Richard Dawkins commissioned his foundation to survey those who claimed to be Christian in the 2011 census in England.

6 / 25 / 2012
Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 4
Danny Hyde

Statistics can be misleading if they are abstracted from the moment they are calculated. But in that moment, they reveal a glimpse of reality. The well-known church growth leader, George Barna, provides us an opportunity to glimpse at the sad reality of the modern evangelical church as well as our culture. Back in 2000 one survey revealed that 75% of Americans agreed with the statement “God helps those who help themselves.” Then in 2005 another survey revealed that 11% of “born-again” Christians said they did not believe the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

Is the Bible Reliable?

A recent article appeared over at MSNBC and it's certainly provocative. 

Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Sufficiency of Scripture
Kim Riddlebarger

The sufficiency of Scripture is closely related to the inspiration and authority of the Bible. When we speak of the inspiration of Scripture, we refer to the fact that the various books of the Bible have their origin in the will of God. The books of the Bible have been breathed forth by God the Holy Spirit through the agency of human writers (2 Timothy 3:16). 

4 / 13 / 2011
Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible
Kim Riddlebarger

In Genesis 1:1 we read “in the beginning was God.” Echoing the opening declaration of the Bible, in John 1:1 we read that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” But John goes on to say “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). The fact that God chose to reveal himself in the person of Jesus Christ (the eternal word made flesh) brings us to the subject of the inspiration and authority of the Bible.

3 / 23 / 2011