We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, September 9, 2016

Random Good Things For Edification

What does being a husband mean?

Things you should know about male headship.

Things you should know about female submission.

Biblical modesty for women.

What about the long ending of the Gospel of Mark — does it belong?

Good reviews of two Ben Hur movies — 1959 and 2016.  Much of what the review says about the 1959 version I had also seen problematic.

 A biblical defense of discernment ministries.


Anonymous said...

Article on modesty was decent but I do want to warn your readers that the "modesty legalists" are having a field day in the comments section!

I stopped after skimming about a half dozen of them...


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I read quite a few, biting my typing hand a lot. I was amused -- yet saddened -- about such nonsense, but am familiar with it through Gothardism and other homeschooling legalism where a lot of this is found. But I thought the article itself was well worth pointing to.

Anonymous said...

Ok, you made me LOL there, "biting my typing hand a lot".

It is sad, and yes, comes from Gothardism, homeschooling legalism, and also (my personal experience) KJVOs.

Praying your readers have the discernment to take the article for what it's worth, and disengage from the comments section.


Steve Bricker said...

I read the post on Mark's long ending, since having done some reading recently on textual criticism. I thought James Snapp, Jr did a good job of offering rebuttals in the comment section. Readers would do well to note both sides of the issue.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I saw most of the comments, and from the arguments I would say the majority -- if not all -- of those disagreeing with the article are KJV Onlyers. I've read a lot of Burgon and other KJVO writers over the past 20 years, and have studied the other side against the KJVO position, and a lot of research on textual criticism, etc. I am a firm believer in the anti-KJVO position, as my chapter reviews of "New Age Bible Versions" demonstrate (I really need to get back to these).

I think the evidence is quite conclusive that the last part of Mark doesn't belong.