Saturday, November 10, 2012

Questions concerning the Monarchy of God the Father

During the past couple of years, I have produced over a dozen threads focusing on the doctrine of the 'Monarchy of  God the Father' (link to germane threads).

There seems to be a growing number of Christians who are embracing this important doctrine, having discerned the early Church Fathers and councils retained the clear Biblical teaching, and that beginning in the late 4th century, there was a movement away from the established teaching of the Monarchy of God Father to the Monarchy of an essence/ousia—i.e. the 'one God' of the Bible and early Church was no longer a person, but a thing/what.

For sometime now, I have been pondering over what additional assistance could be provided to those who have taken the time to read through the threads linked to above (threads which have included links to important contributions made by others—e.g. Ryan and Drake), but have not yet embraced the important doctrine of the Monarchy of God the Father; and yesterday, the thought of a body of pointed questions came to mind. I have chosen the following questions—with relevant Biblical references—for interested persons to reflect on.

Does/is the 'One God' of the Bible:

Owe their existence to another? (John 5:26; 6:57)

Do the 'will' of another? (John 5:30; 6:38)

'Taught' by another? (John 5:19; 8:28; 12:49)

'Sent' by another? (John 5:30, 36; 12:49; 14:26)

The 'image' of another? (Col. 1:15; 2 Cor. 4:4; Heb. 1:3)

Have a 'God'? (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34; John 20:17; 1 Cor. 3:23; 11:3; Rev. 3:2, 12)

To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.

Grace and peace,


Monday, November 5, 2012

B. B. Warfield's birthday

It was on this day, 161 years ago, that the highly esteemed Reformed theologian Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (November 5, 1851 – February 16, 1921) was born (near Lexington, Kentucky).

When it comes to Reformed theologians, B. B. Warfield is one of my personal favorites—I think it is safe to say that he is one of the top 10 Reformed theologians that American has produced—his substantial body of work (writings, sermons, and addresses) continues to influence a large number of English speakng Reformed folk.

I would like to honor this great man's birthday by providing some links to online resources that are dedicated to him:

[Please feel free to provide additional, germane links in the combox.]

Enjoy !!!

Grace and peace,