The Prologue of the Gospel of John – Vintage

Chapter 1 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was Deity. This verse provides the framework not only for the prologue that encompasses verses one through eighteen, but for the entire Gospel itself. The prologue functions, I believe, as an “interpretive window” for the entire Gospel. John means us to read …

THE THEOLOGY OF GOD IN ISAIAH 40-45 – Vintage

Few books in the Old Testament provide a richer depth of theological knowledge than the wonderful prophecy of Isaiah ben Amoz. It is not the intention of this paper to deal with issues such as the controversy over the unity of the work – the working assumption here is that the material to be covered is indeed the work of …

The Pre-existence of Christ In Scripture, Patristics and Creed – Vintage

Introduction Our modern world is decidedly confused. On the one hand, the rationalistic, humanistic viewpoint dominates within our public education system. We are now taught to question the validity of anything that can be called “supernatural.” The very idea that someone might believe in miracles, revelation, etc., is opened up to direct ridicule. At the same time, in a direct …

“God-Inspired Scripture” — B.B. Warfield – Vintage

The phrase, “Given by inspiration of God,” or “Inspired of God,” occurs, as is well-known, but once in the New Testament–in the classical passage, to wit, II Tim. iii. 16, which is rendered in the Authorized Version, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” and by the Revised Version, “Every Scripture inspired of God is, etc.” The Greek word …

Purpose and Meaning of “Ego Eimi” in the Gospel of John In Reference to the Deity of Christ – Vintage

The Gospel of John has come under great fire in recent centuries for its incredibly high Christology. On this basis alone certain form-critics have rejected the book as having any historical authenticity whatsoever, assuming (without foundation) that such a high Christology could only have evolved after quite some time of “theological formulation” and hence placing its writing well into the …