Apparently, on November 2nd, 1750, John Gill preached a sermon entitled, “The Scriptures: The Only Guide in Matters of Faith.” Were Gill alive today, he and I would have our disagreements, to be sure. But if this sermon is any indication, he and I would have agreed on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura. Here are some selected quotes:
Category Archives: Epistemology
Episode 82: Tradition
Debate topic: “Affirming Sola Scriptura: Scripture is the only infallible rule of doctrine and practice for Christians today.” Rob Bowman, Director of Research at The Institute for Religious Research, affirms. Eastern Orthodox Rev. Pr. Laurent Cleenewerck, editor of The Eastern / Greek Orthodox New Testament, denies. Moderated by Chris Date. This episode contains part two of the debate, including cross-examination, closing statements and listener Q&A; listen to episode 81, “Sola Scriptura,” for part one’s opening arguments and rebuttals.
Episode 81: Sola Scriptura
Debate topic: “Affirming Sola Scriptura: Scripture is the only infallible rule of doctrine and practice for Christians today.” Rob Bowman, Director of Research at The Institute for Religious Research, affirms. Eastern Orthodox Rev. Pr. Laurent Cleenewerck, editor of The Eastern / Greek Orthodox New Testament, denies. Moderated by Chris Date. This episode contains part one of the debate, including opening arguments and rebuttals; listen to episode 82, “Tradition,” for part two’s cross-examination, closing arguments and listener Q&A.
Episode 66: Real Knowledge
Dr. R. Scott Smith from Biola University joins me to discuss why he believes in a dualistic view of man as a deep unity of material body and immaterial soul, and why he doesn’t think physicalism can account for real knowledge.
Episode 36: God Makes No Mistakes
Jamin Hübner from RealApologetics.org joins me to discuss the doctrine of biblical inerrancy.
Episode 35: Contradicting Words
Atheists and other non-Christians skeptical of the Bible’s reliability and divine origin are fond of pointing to what might appear to be contradictions in Scripture, of which there are alleged to be hundreds. In this episode I begin to step through one popular list, demonstrating how a close look at the text reveals that they are not contradictions at all.
Episode 34: When in Rome
Dr. James White from Alpha & Omega Ministries joins me to discuss Roman Catholicism, Sola Scriptura and the issue of authority.
Episode 27: In the Beginning
Steve Ham from Answers in Genesis joins me to discuss the book of Genesis, creation and the authority of Scripture.
Episode 26: More Than a Feeling
Greg Koukl from Stand to Reason joins me to discuss the importance of careful thinking when it comes to the Christian faith.
Episode 22: Mr. Smith
In this episode of the Theopologetics Podcast I interview Joel Groat, Director of Ministries for the Institute for Religious Research, and discuss the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, otherwise known as Mormonism. This episode contains the second half of the interview; see episode 21, “The Saints Are Coming,” for the first half.