Five Things Every Christian Should be Doing with God’s Word

Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is an amazing Psalm.  Not only is it the longest Psalm (176 verses!), but it is also the Psalm that deals the most directly with the topic of Scripture.  Virtually every verse, in one way or another, refers to God’s Word.

David (who is most likely the author) uses a variety of terminology to describe God’s Word:  commandments, law, statutes, precepts, ordinances, rules, words, testimonies, etc.  These all refer to the Scriptures as they existed in David’s day (essentially the Pentateuch).

Thus, Psalm 119 is one of the best examples of Scripture speaking about Scripture.  It is the Word about the Word.

And in it, we find David …

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Is the Original Text of the New Testament Lost? Rethinking Our Access to the Autographs

Craig Evans

One of the standard challenges for New Testament textual criticism is whether we can work our way back to the original text.  Some scholars are notoriously skeptical in this regard.  Since we only have later copies, it is argued, we cannot be sure that the text was not substantially changed in the time period that pre-dates those copies.

Helmut Koester and Bart Ehrman are examples of this skeptical approach.  Koester has argued that the text of the New Testament in the earliest stages was notoriously unstable. Most major changes, he argues, would have taken place in the first couple centuries.

Ehrman makes a similar case. Since we don’t have the …

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus David Rea

David Rea

This last Friday was our annual RTS-Charlotte Senior Banquet.  This is an opportunity for graduating seniors to share about what the seminary has meant to them.  One of the great encouragements of every calendar year is hearing what amazing experiences our students have had here.

One of our seniors, a man from Kenya, Africa, has been away for his family for four years while he has been in seminary.  What an amazing sacrifice. At one point in the evening he said, “One of the greatest things that has happened in my life has happened at RTS.”

Because of their very positive experience at RTS Charlotte, our alumni often prove to …

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Yet Another Example of the Fatal Flaw in the Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

Ryan Anderson

In my prior post, I argued that the primary argument for why same-sex marriage should be legalized–“it is discriminatory to tell consenting adults who love each other that they cannot get married”–is fatally flawed. On the logic of this argument, virtually any kind of marriage could be justified, including polygamous marriage and incestuous marriage.

In one of the comments on my prior post, there was a link to a fantastic video of Ryan Anderson speaking for the Heritage Foundation.  He makes precisely this point and utterly dismantles the argument that denial of same-sex marriage is discrimination.

What is particularly stunning is that the man asking the question in the …

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