Category: Intro to Covenantal Apologetics
Introduction to Covenantal Apologetics
Here’s one of our archived series you may find helpful:
Defending the Covenant in Covenantal Apologetics
Dr. Oliphint’s new book, Covenantal Apologetics, just hit Kindle only a few hours ago. Many have already balked at the mere suggestion of a “covenantal” apologetic, for various reasons, and the first chapter of the book explains the change in terminology, and I’m sure many are wondering if he’s successfully justified his “new” position.…
Dr.Oliphint on Covenant, its apologetic application, and the To-ing and Fro-ing methodology
“But the “federal,” “covenantal” representation in Scripture does not move from the bottom up, as in a democracy. Rather, it is initiated “at the top,” as it were, by the Triune God himself, and there is no democratic, or other, means to change that relationship. Nor is there a need to, since the God who initiated the process could not have made a mistake. As a matter of fact, the “federal” process is reversed in God’s economy. Mankind is defined by one of two representatives — Adam or Christ — neither of whom are “elected” or chosen by us; rather, …
To TAG or Not To TAG?
How strongly did Van Til feel about using TAG when arguing for God?
Now the only argument for an absolute God that holds water is a transcendental argument.
Quite strongly. It’s not that there aren’t other arguments – they just don’t hold any water when arguing for the kind of God revealed in the Bible – an absolute God. If we are totally dependent upon God (as is the case if God is absolute), then we are necessarily dependent upon God as our starting point in reasoning. If we aim to show that this kind of God exists, we must …