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Is the Bible Symbolical or Literal?

“And God said, Let there be light, and there was light…” Gen. 1:3 Recently, four college students came to my door with the above captioned question: is the Bible symbolical or literal? They were sent to me by their professor in Religious Studies. These were really some nice mid-west young people, who were seeking an […]

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The Modernistic Interpretation of Scripture (6)

E. MODERNISM ON THE CONFESSIONS 1. Modernism Evading and Enervating the Confessions The opening tactic of Modernism with respect to the Reformed and Presbyterian (Calvinistic) creeds has been to either remove the creeds altogether, or to exile them to dusty showcases of the ecclesiastical museum. Steps in this direction have been to make minor revisions […]

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ITS RELIGIOUS VIEWS (continued)   Summary of Higher Criticism (April issue) Characteristic Principles It is not at all easy to determine the principles of the Modernist movement, because, as we examine its material, we find very little that is definite enough to pass for a principle.  In fact, it would seem that the basic principle […]

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The Modernistic Interpretation of Scripture

B.  ITS TENDENCIES AND TRENDS (continued) 3.  The Trend of Religious America In spite of the fact that the Modernist churches are controlled by a hierarchical intelligentsia, they are of, and we live in an anti-intellectual age. People do not like to think. They are anything but severely thoughtful. That which cannot be grasped immediately […]

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The Modernistic Interpretation of Scripture

Its View of Science and Scripture Another favorite attack upon the Word of God is to argue that the Book is not a scientific treatise, but an expression of certain tribal beliefs and religious aspirations of past ages.  The implication is that the Bible is not in harmony with science.  It is filled with errors […]

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Its Method and Result The composition of Scripture was thus conceived of as a conglomeration of patched and repaired myths, confused traditions, strange fancies, actual mistakes, and continual (year by year, century by century) emendations appended to or inserted in the text.  The implication was that the compilers, J.E.P. D and R. and their various […]

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