Journal Archives

Solus Christus and the Protestant Reformation of Europe

Jonathan Moorhead | November 15, 2017

History shows that a commitment to solus Christus is based upon Scripture and the earliest Christian documents. Commitment to this doctrine was lost, though, after extra-biblical and traditional elements entered the church and became authoritative. The Reformers, on the other hand, understood that these traditions were simply the traditions of men. A commitment to the […]

WWJD About LGBT?: Evaluating LGBT Claims in Light of Christ’s Teaching

Michael Riccardi | November 15, 2017

Given what He taught about the Old Testament, about sexuality and marriage, about the New Testament, and about love, it is clear that Jesus stands united with the Scriptures in condemning homosexuality as sinful. Yet He also stands united with the Scriptures in freely offering forgiveness to any who would confess the guilt of his […]

The Pauline Response to Today’s Sexual and Gender Confusion

Brad Klassen | November 15, 2017

Two arguments are commonly offered by those in the church who are sympathetic towards the LGBTQ movement. Some contend that the biblical writers were simply unaware of the complexities of same-sex attraction and transgenderism. Others contend that the church over the past two millennia woefully misinterpreted the biblical writers. The first argument undermines Scripture’s sufficiency. […]

Is Same-Sex Marriage a Sin?

Bryan Murphy | November 15, 2017

The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States has heightened the debate on whether homosexual relations are truly sinful in consensual monogamous, same-sex marriage contexts. This article demonstrates that based upon God’s definition of sin from a study of the biblical terms for sin, trespass, and iniquity, and from the biblical definition of […]

Homosexuality – An Abomination or Purely Irrelevant?: Evaluating LGBT Claims in Light of the Old Testament (Gen. 18-19; Lev. 18:22; 20:13

Michael Grisanti | November 15, 2017

This article considers God’s revelation concerning homosexuality in three key OT passages: Genesis 19:1–11, Leviticus 18:22, and Leviticus 20:13. These three passages provide a consistent message: homosexuality is a violation of God’s created order and stands opposed to God’s intentions that His people of all ages conduct lives that put His surpassing character on display.

Book Reviews for 28:1

TMS Staff | May 12, 2017

M. Scott Bashoor Visual Outline Charts of the New Testament Reviewed by Gregory H. Harris (95–97) D. Jeffrey Bingham and Glenn R. Kreider Eschatology Reviewed by Mark A. Hassler (97–99) Kevin J. Vanhoozer Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in a Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity Reviewed by Paul Shirley (99–103) Thomas Ice The Case for Zionism: Why […]

The Vernacular Consciousness: Modernism’s Influence on Postcolonial Contextualization

Chris Burnett | May 12, 2017

Case studies in postcolonial contextualization mark a forty-year-old missiological trend in evangelical scholarship. The largely unqualified support of indigenous theological expression by mission theorists represents an epistemological shift from a conservative bibliology toward felt-needs evangelization and religious roundtable dialogue methods. Evangelical contextualization theory today echoes German Ro- manticism’s early assessments of indigenous language and local […]

Matthew 5:5 and the Old Testament Land Promises: An Inheritance of the Earth or the Land of Israel?

Nelson S. Hsieh | May 12, 2017

While many biblical-theological scholars claim that Matthew 5:5 is a straightforward expansion of the OT land promises to now encompass the whole earth, the original text of Matthew 5:5 (κληρονομήσουσιν τὴν γῆν) makes no clear indication that it is referring to the “earth” rather than to the “land” of Israel. It is possible to interpret […]

Is Christ the Fulfillment of National Israel’s Prophecies? Yes and No!

Robert L. Saucy | May 11, 2017

Some believe that Jesus fulfills Israel’s prophecies to such an extent that there is no more theological significance for national Israel. This article asserts that the fulfillment of Israel’s promises is related to Jesus, the ultimate Israelite. But this truth means the restoration and significance of national Israel, not Israel’s non-significance.

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