An interesting debate opened up recently after a post by Dr. Mark Jones entitled, “Reformed Theologians Using Pagan Sources,” over at The Calvinist International. Dr. Jones seems to want to correct the mistake against Reformed “Catholicity” that decries the alleged rampant Aristotelianism that shackled the purer theology of Calvin and many of his contemporaries. This […]
Calvin’s Institutes — Family Devotional Edition Lesson 3 Everyone knows God It is beyond dispute that there exists some sense of deity in the human mind by natural instinct. God himself has endued all men with some idea of his Godhead, and he constantly renews the memory of it to prevent any man from pretending ignorance; so […]
From Luther’s “We don’t want to see or hear Moses” to Calvin’s 1536 rejection of exclusive Mosaic civil polity as “foolish” and “seditious,” no person seems to have drawn more systematic criticism in regard to the political and social thought of the magisterial Reformation than the Old Testament lawgiver, Moses. Rejections of the need for […]
But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the LORD your God commanded you […]
An unfortunate example of the fallacy of Epithet comes in the writings of John Calvin himself. That such a gifted theologian as Calvin commits this error testifies again to the insidious nature of fallacies – even the best can and do fall prey.