Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Book reviews

I have just finished reviews of two interesting books that I have read recently. The first is a review of the book The Market Driven Church by Udo W. Middelmann, which can be found here.

The second review is of the book Logical Criticism of Textual Criticism by Gordon H. Clark, which can be found here.

Logical Criticism of Textual Criticism

As it can be seen from this book, anyone with even a bit of knowledge on textual issues can see that there is a difference between the textual critical methodology as utilized by Westcort, Hort, Metzger, Aland etc, and the text-types (Byzantine, Alexandrian, Western etc) contributing to the variant readings of the texts.

[Btw, if anybody discovers any link whatsoever that I have missed out to the blog of that irrational, cowardly and reprobate anonymous idiot who calls himself Antithesis (fulfilling Jude 1:10 and 2 Peter 2:12), please inform me so I can delete those links.

But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. (Jude 1:10)

But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, (2 Peter 2:12)]

4 comments:

Joel Tay said...

It's a wonderful review that you wrote here.

For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? (Heb. 1:5a — ESV)

For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father"? (Heb. 1:5a — NIV)

" today I have become your Father". This alone has the potential to lead into heresy.

As for the Hebrew 11 passage... the distortion is shocking.

Joel Tay said...

How is market driven church?

PuritanReformed said...

Joel:

haha... you spot that! Yup, the phrase "today I have become your Father" sounds suspiciously like a denial of the eternal sonship of the second person of the Trinity or even Christ's essential claim to Deity (cf Arianism), not to mention it can also be interpreted in a modalist/ Saballian manner.

The Heb 11 passage is indeed shocking. I have an interlinear Bible back at home and thus I can see that the Greek was not even ambiguous at this verse.

PuritanReformed said...

Market Driven Church? I thought there was a link to my review of the book?