Month: December 2018

Sermon on Romans 6:14-23 – "Set Free to be Slaves of God"

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=3319142775445 Sermon on Romans 6:14-23 – “Set Free to be Slaves of God” Dec 30, 2018 at Dillingham Presbyterian Church CONTEXT and INTRODUCTION We’re now returning to our sermon series on Paul’s epistle to the church at Rome. As you recall Romans is a treatise on justification. Paul’s main contention in the letter has been …

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Clark – Van Til and "Greek Specifications"

A frequent contention Cornelius Van Til made against Gordon Clark was that the latter’s theology is in some way based on “Greek specifications.” Though this precise contention is not made in the official Complaint against Clark’s ordination, it does appear in a letter of Van Til’s from the time of the Clark – Van Til …

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Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 "Born in Bethlehem"

Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 “Born in Bethlehem” December 23, 2018 at Dillingham Presbyterian Church INTRODUCTION While in the early history of Presbyterianism holidays were generally not recognized, it is common in many places today, even among conservative Presbyterians that a sermon on Christ’s death be preached at Easter or a sermon on Christ’s birth be …

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Review of Calvinism: Pure & Mixed by W. G. T. Shedd

Calvinism: Pure & Mixed, A Defence of the Westminster Standards, by W. G. T. Shedd, 1893, Banner of Truth, 1986, Reprinted 1999, 161 pp. Calvinism: Pure & Mixed is an ironic title to be carried by Banner of Truth since this publisher itself promotes Calvinism sometimes more purely and sometimes in a rather mixed form. …

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GHC Review 22: Three Types of Religious Philosophy

Three Types of Religious Philosophy, by Gordon H. Clark, Nutley, NJ: The Craig Press, 1973, 2nd Edition, 1989, 155 pp. Gordon Clark’s Three Types of Religious Philosophy discusses Rationalism, Empiricism, Irrationalism, and Dogmatism. To be true to the title then, one might wonder which of the four sections doesn’t make the cut to be considered a …

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GHC Review 21: II Peter, A Short Commentary

II Peter, A Short Commentary, by Gordon H. Clark, Nutley, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1972. [Page references in this review will be from New Heavens, New Earth, the later revised edition of Clark’s commentaries on 1 and 2 Peter] This is a detailed commentary on the short epistle of Second Peter. In it (so it …

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GHC Review 19: Historiography Secular and Religious

Historiography Secular and Religious by Gordon H. Clark, Nutley, NJ: The Craig Press, 1971, 381 pp. I must admit that this book makes for rather tedious reading. It might be of some value for studying Clark’s views on a particular thinker, be it Barth, Bultman, Collingwood, Cullman, or one of the many others he discusses …

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GHC Review 18: Biblical Predestination

Biblical Predestination by Gordon H. Clark, Nutley NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1969. [Page references in this review will be from Predestination, the combined edition of Biblical Predestination and Predestination in the Old Testament, Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1987] In Biblical Predestination Gordon Clark first works from the general to the specific. In the first …

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GHC Review 17: The Philosophy of Gordon H. Clark

The Philosophy of Gordon H. Clark, A Festschrift, Ronald H. Nash, ed., Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1968, 516 pp. This book—a festschrift for Gordon H. Clark—consists of three sections. The first section is Clark’s Wheaton Lectures. The second is “exposition and criticism” from various Christian intellectuals. The third and final part consists of Clark’s replies …

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