“Christianity and Liberalism” and the Old Testament as History

The Aquila Report | 7/4/2019 | Staff
fufu-fefefufu-fefe (Posted by) Level 4
If the events that the Old Testament narrates really did happen in time and space as it records, then we see a God who exists independent of man’s imaginings, who acted on his own initiative and according to his own plan, who is, in fact, real! That is something that is relevant to all people of all times.

In his book Christianity and Liberalism, J. G. Machen repeatedly emphasizes that Christianity cannot float in a vague, ethereal sea of timeless principles. Rather, it is and must always be tethered to the historical events that founded it—namely, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Historicity - Hebrew - Bible - Old - Testament

Historicity is similarly critical for the Hebrew Bible, which Christians call the Old Testament. It tells about a God who created the world, chose Abraham, and rescued his people from slavery in Egypt, among hundreds of other things. If these events did not really happen, if they are just legends or embellishments, then the Old Testament is no more than the musings of an ancient people about what sort of god they longed for. Both the legends and the god featured in...
(Excerpt) Read more at: The Aquila Report
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Do you exist for Something or Nothing?
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!