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Saving Faith by Gordon H. Clark

Saving Faith

Gordon H. Clark

Though the Larger Catechism does not address itself directly to the psychological analysis of faith or belief, this problem is one that has merited the attention, not only of Christian theologians, but also of secular philosophers. These secularists, even when they are not so successful as the theologians, have one advantage; to wit, their task is simpler because they do not consider religious complications. Many theological discussions fall into confusion because elements necessary to saving faith are assigned to any belief whatever. Here one must first try to analyze belief as such, and then characterize those beliefs, or that belief, which justifies.

The usual evangelical analysis of belief separates it into three parts: notitia, assensus, and fiducia-or understanding, assent, and trust. Perhaps even theologians who use this analysis might omit fiducia if they confined themselves to belief as such; for in a colloquial manner a person who believes that Columbus discovered America in 1492, or in 1374, is not taken as an example of trust. Yet is he not actually an example of confidence?

The Logos by Gordon H Clark

The Logos

Gordon H. Clark

Editor’s note: Dr. Gordon Clark gave this lecture titled “The Logos” to the teachers at Chattanooga Christian School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1984, the same year that The Biblical Doctrine of Man was published.

By your gracious invitation I am here this morning to lecture, as it was suggested to me, on the first verse of John’s Gospel, where Christ is called the Logos. I published a small book on The Johannine Logos, and if anything in this short lecture interests you, you will find more complete exposition in that book.

Statistics may not provide the most interesting type of introduction, but it does not burden the brain nor injure the intellect to know that John’s Gospel uses the term Logos forty times. What is more surprising, indeed disconcerting, is that the Greek term logos can be translated by forty different English words. Liddell and Scott’s great lexicon has more than five columns, each ninety lines long, of its various meanings. The word word is hardly ever the correct translation. Liddell and Scott say explicitly that it “rarely means a single word” (page 1058, column 2).

The reason our Bibles translate logos as word is that Jerome, a monk of the early fifth century, mistranslated it as verbum. Jerome’s Vulgate, as it is called, became the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church, and the texts Jerome used have become the mainstay of contemporary liberal versions. The Latin term Verbum became Word in English, though I do not know why it did not become verb, as it actually is in a new Catholic French version, La Bible de Jerusalem. At any rate, Logos hardly ever means a single word. But it has forty or more other meanings.

The Complete Green Letters – Faith

The Complete Green Letters

by Miles Stanford

Chapter 1 – Faith

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The Complete Green Letters – Time

The Complete Green Letters

by Miles Stanford

Chapter 2 – Time

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The Complete Green Letters

The Complete Green Letters

by Miles Stanford

The five books of Miles J. Stanford have been loved by many people for the insight they provide into true spirituality. Now for the first time all five titles are available in one volume, the complete Green Letters. This superb manual of spirituality contains: The Green Letters, The Principles of Position, The Ground of Growth, The Reckoning That Counts, and Abide Above. All of these books deal with the common theme of “Not I, but Christ.” Today when so many Christians are searching for a better understanding of what it means to serve Christ and one another, the complete Green Letters is available to help you on your journey.

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The Attributes of God

Theology Proper is about learning more about who God really is. Studying the attributes of God is a way of honoring God. God wants us to know who He is. God is the manifestation of His attributes. God has told us everything He wants us to know about Him in His Word. The God of the bible is not a God we can fully know or understand comprehensively but He does not leave our knowledge of Him to our imagination either. There is a wonderful book writtern by Arthur W. Pink called The Attributes of God that explores who God is. I have included the preface below and the table of contents.

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