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You will recall that in a previous article (Chapter 3) we saw that the theory of common grace is completely contrary to the beautiful truth of the antithesis, and replaces the antithesis with a synthesis, a compromise between Jerusalem and Athens, the church and the world, the believer and the unbeliever. This synthesis shows itself […]

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Dr. Ralph Janssen

In the era preceding World War I, there was a spirit of change. New ideas were springing up in science, culture, medicine and ide­als. Liberal thought and morals had gained promi­nence over the more conservative thought of the last century. Unfortunately, the church was also affected by this spirit of change. The catalyst for the […]

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(In the last article on this subject, which appeared some time ago, we discussed the fact that Janssen defended his views of Scripture and the miracles by an appeal to common grace. Our readers will recall that Prof. Janssen, pro­fessor of Old Testament in Calvin Seminary in the years before the common grace controversy which […]

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(In the last article, we discussed one area in which Janssen connected his views of Scripture with common grace. This was in the area of gen­eral and special revelation. Because the general revelation of common grace enabled the heathen with whom Israel had contact to discover many elements of truth, Israel borrowed extensively from heathen […]

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(In the last article, we began a discussion of the way in which Dr. Janssen connected his views on common grace with many different aspects of the controversy in which he found himself involved. His arguments were many times very strange and impossible to follow. But when he specifically appealed to common grace in support […]

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In earlier articles, we discussed how Prof. Ralph Janssen denied the truth of the infallible inspiration of Scripture.  We discovered what the effects of this denial were in his views of the Old Testament:  how he maintained that the creation account of Genesis 1 & 2 were imported into the thinking of the Israelites from […]

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(In the last articles which we wrote on this subject, we were discussing Dr. Ralph Janssen’s views of Scripture.  We discussed his views of Scripture’s inspiration and how those views of inspiration affected other ideas he had about how the Scriptures came into existence.  In this article, we are going to discuss how Janssen’s views […]

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