presence of a document on this website does not mean that its contents
are either advocated or “orthodox” according to your local church body. In fact, a number of
documents conflict with each other in their point of view; they may
even attack another point of view. They have been included to give you
a feel for the “robust dialogue” that is current in Christian
theological circles. Christian theology, and rules of interpretation,
are no longer static. That’s not a good thing in my opinion, but it is
a fact of life. You should understand, as part of your growth, that
there are competing schools of theology and interpretation. That must
not lead to disunity in the body over matters of indifference (those
are called adiaphora).
But there are also differences concerning the essentials of the faith,
and those are typically critiqued according to the standards of the
reformed faith (WCF, LBC).
goal of this website is to fairly present opposing or middle of
the road views, to show how they compare with each other, and
with reformation doctrine. Understanding the basis of opposing
views, should lead to better communication, better fellowship, sharper
doctrine, unity in the Body, and glory to God. But more often it leads
to temper tantrums and unkindnesses. Forebearance is forborne.
written or modified by me have my name on them. Others should
have the author’s name and source. If not, I apologize.
goal of this website is
not to indoctrinate you (well, yeah it is), but moreso, to equip you to
study the Word of God for yourself, directly and personally. Beyond
that, it is to encourage you to diligently apply its principles to the
way you live. It is designed to give you a certain level of independent
thought, a confidence in your walk, and an appreciation for the
historical roots of church theology and practice. It will expose you to
a broad range of topics and opinions, as any liberal education should.