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Reformed Dutch Church in America

The post last week was a biography of Swiss-American Philip Milledoler and for this week the Dutch-Americans will be the subject. The Dutch settled New Amsterdam in the early seventeenth century. Their...

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Drury Lacy, 1758-1815

Drury Lacy was born to William and Elizabeth (Rice) Lacy in Chesterfield County, Virginia, October 5, 1758. William was a farmer whose money management skills were not the best, but despite fiscal challenges, Drury was...

Moses Waddel, 1770-1840

On January 25, 1767, the ship from Ireland bearing William Waddel, his wife, and five daughters made port in Charleston, South Carolina. He later moved the family from the Low-Country to the hills of what is currently...

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The following is quoted from a book review by B. B. Warfield which included seven German works on inspiration. It was published in The Presbyterian and Reformed Review in 1893.

The most important thing to note with reference to the present discussion of inspiration, as mirrored in these treatises, is that the burning question of the times is not some recondite matter of mode or of "theory"…of inspiration, but the very practical matter of the trustworthiness of the Bible. The so-called "positive" theology of the German universities yields the fact—the Scriptures are not trustworthy in all matters, they contain errors…. It is equally to be noted that the whole discussion of this school proceeds on a priori bases and methods: absolute errorlessness is not necessary for the purpose for which the Scriptures are given.…If we are to occupy the attitude towards Scripture which Christ occupied, the simple "It is written!" must have the same authority to us in matters of doctrinal truth, of practical duty, of historical fact and of verbal form that it had to Him; and to us as truly as to Him, the Scriptures must be incapable of being broken. [posted 8/11/2020]

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