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Apostles’ Creed: Article 3

Apostles’ Creed: Article 3

“Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary” In this third article of the creed, we confess the incarnation of the Son of God. Seven centuries before the incarnation, Isaiah prophesied, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call...
Apostles’ Creed: Article 3

Apostles’ Creed: Article 2

“And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord” In this second article of the creed, we confess who our Savior is, what he has accomplished, and how we should respond. The Savior’s identity is revealed in two terms. The title “only begotten” affirms his...
Stop Calling Everything Hate

Stop Calling Everything Hate

Over time, a word can change its meaning, sometimes picking up an entirely new definition and sometimes expanding or contracting an existing one. It is not unusual to see a familiar word explode into contemporary parlance with a far more expansive definition than it...
JeHoVaH, YaHWeH and the Lord-Jesus

JeHoVaH, YaHWeH and the Lord-Jesus

A study in the history of doctrine anent God’s name JHVH By the Rev. Prof. Dr. Francis Nigel Lee Above is a picture of part of a stained-glass window such as is occasionally found in some mediaeval churches.  A friend once asked about the meaning of God’s...
What is the Image of God?

What is the Image of God?

Answer: “The whole being… and not something in man but man himself, is the image of God.” Explained: In Lutheran theology the image of God is restricted to original righteousness and was therefore totally lost when the latter was lost. In this...
Turretin on God’s Simplicity

Turretin on God’s Simplicity

This week’s edition of the Dividing Line addressed the doctrine of Divine Simplicity and James White expressed his essential agreement with William Lane Craig. The doctrine of Divine Simplicity requires a more careful treatment than was offered on Dr....