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Category: Machen

The Good & Bad News of the Gospel

The message of the gospel…is first that we are in a terrible and dangerous situation...secondly that God in His love has rescued us from said situation...both are essential

The Serpent’s Song

When Satan comes to "deceive, if possible, even the elect," (Mat. 24:24) what words does he say? Whether in Liberalism or in Humanism or in the Emergent Church, or all the way back in Eden - the basic promise and the basic lie is still the same.

How Machen Helps Me Sort Out Wacky Jesus Scholarship

In his exceedingly helpful and insightful book Christianity and Liberalism, J. Gresham Machen writes, "the issue in the Church of the present day is not between two varieties of the same religion, but, at bottom, between two essentially different types of thought and life. There is much interlocking of the branches, but the two tendencies…spring from different roots." (Machen, 266-267). Machen goes on to explain that the differences can be contained in a single word: "naturalistic" and "supernaturalistic." From these divergent roots spring two completely separate systems of thought.