Inerrancy: Inspiration and the Test of Truth

Introduction Before writing this paper, I knew that the Wesleyan Theological Society had originally affirmed inerrancy and then changed that position. But I didn't know...

Torrance and Gunton on Structure in the Trinity

In this paper, I will examine the position of Thomas Torrance on order/structure in the Trinity, and I will compare this position to that...

Is “Only-Begottenness” the Proper Basis for the Eternal Submission of the...

In this paper, I will propose that the eternal submission of the Son to the Father is based on eternal generation.  To prepare the...

Pursuing Holiness: Filtering our Past and Focusing our Present with a...

We all are faced with a choice: What do we do with our past, and what do we do in the present? Every man’s...

Daniel Steele on the Aorist Tense in Sanctification Texts

The aorist imperative is a broom that sweeps the heart clean at one stroke of omnipotent power.1 Daniel Steele (1824-1914) is regularly and justly regarded...

Mere Christianity: The Minimum That One Must Believe to Be Saved

This paper will explore the issue of the minimum that must be believed by someone for him to be saved. Many restrictivists will say that...

Exegeting a Pauline Assessment of Cultural Change: “Idol Sacrifice” in 1...

Cultures,1 and tides.2 Their changes range from unnoticed gradations to surging flow and rip-tide ebb. Most don’t have Bay-of-Fundy proportions,3 but recent changes in...

A Biblical Framework for Evaluating the Morality of Sexual Desire

This paper attempts a direct response to two claims: 1) the experience of sexual attraction for a person of the same sex is inherently...

Theological Themes of Genesis

The germ of every department of theology lies in seminal form within this book of beginnings. The very multi-faceted character of this book makes...

The Importance of Truth, Categories of Interpretive Consensus, and Soul Liberty:...

Medical doctors normally address health problems through a series of three steps: diagnosis, prescription, and treatment. The ills of the Conservative Holiness Movement (CHM)...