Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I came across this site while googling the other day. I was immediately struck by the following quote. I also found the four articles, linked below, to be very helpful as well.

Here's the quote:

"We do not start our Christian lives by working out our faith for ourselves; it is mediated to us by Christian tradition, in the form of sermons, books and established patterns of church life and fellowship. We read our Bibles in the light of what we have learned from these sources; we approach Scripture with minds already formed by the mass of accepted opinions and viewpoints with which we have come into contact, in both the Church and the world.�It is easy to be unaware that it has happened; it is hard even to begin to realize how profoundly tradition in this sense has moulded us. But we are forbidden to become enslaved to human tradition, either secular or Christian, whether it be �catholic� tradition, or �critical� tradition, or �ecumenical� tradition. We may never assume the complete rightness of our own established ways of thought and practice and excuse ourselves the duty of testing and reforming them by Scriptures."

(J. I. Packer, �Fundamentalism� and the Word of God [Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1958], pp. 69-70.)

And here are the links:

Jesus' Teaching on Hell
It might surprise you!

The Resurrection of Israel
in I Corinthians 15

Matthew 24-25:
Destruction of Jerusalem vs. Final Judgment

The Second Coming of Christ, the Resurrection,
and the Judgment

Their Timing and Nature
A Brief Introduction


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