By Pastor Tom Fillinger —  “You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small. A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your…

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By Matthew Barrett – Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence (Text and Canon of the New Testament). Edited by Daniel B. Wallace. Kregel, 2011. I am very thankful for scholars like Daniel Wallace, perhaps the leading scholar when it comes to textual criticism. He has gone head to head…

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By Matthew Claridge– [photo source] Islam claims to be the final revelation of God to men, superceding all previous revelation. But its polemic does not stop there; it also claims to be the only pure revelation of God to men. This further assertion, of course, serves a particularly effective if not somewhat self-serving end. Islam…

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By Fred Zaspel–    (for previous posts in this series go here, here, and here) We have seen Warfield’s stress on the Trinity as specifically revealed theology. This grand truth about God is not discoverable and was never discovered but awaited the fulness of revelation recorded in the New Testament. Here we find God incarnate…

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[Editorial note: This review is also published on The Gospel Coalition.] N. T. Wright. How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels. New York: HarperOne, 2012. 304 pp. $25.99. Reviewed by Matthew Barrett and Michael A.G. Haykin We know Jesus was born of a virgin and that he died on the cross and rose…

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By Timothy Raymond – From time to time the Credo blog will seek to point its readers to some of the most helpful sermons we’re aware of. We’ll be doing this, firstly, to encourage your own pursuit of holiness, and secondly, to provide models of the kinds of preaching we believe most needful in the…

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Understanding how each book of the Bible points to Jesus is vital for preaching, teaching, and personal Bible Study. In How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens, Michael Williams explains how to read Scripture with a comprehension of its Christ-centered focus. Dave Jenkins reviewed Williams’s book.  He writes: Recent years have seen an increase in quality…

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By Matthew Barrett – One of the events I look forward to every year is the Men’s pancake breakfast at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where I have been a member now for almost six years. This year was an exceptional one. Ryan Fullerton, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, also located in Louisville though…

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In the March issue of Credo Magazine, Brian Vickers has written an article titled, “The Great Commission Story.” Usually when we think about The Great Commission we go to Matthew 28. However, Vickers demonstrates that if we are to truly understand what Jesus is saying we need to begin in the Old Testament and work…

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And the winner for this week’s book giveaways is…MARC MULLINS! Congrats Marc. You have one all three IVP books on the Reformation. To the rest of you, thank you for joining us and come back next week for more Credo.

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By Michael A.G. Haykin – Inspiring William Carey and his Friends When, in 1805, William Carey, Joshua Marshman and William Ward summarized the principles upon which they would base their mission at Serampore in India, they drew a comparison between what they were assured would happen in India and what God had done in the…

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