INTRODUCTION God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and to multiply and to fill the earth (Gen 1:28). After the flood, God repeated that same command to Noah and his sons (Gen 9:1). Man was to fill the earth. We do not know how well man had spread over the earth prior to the
by Willard Maxwell Aldrich Editor’s Note: Originally published in 1934 in the journal Bibliotheca Sacra, this article was written by then Th.M. student Willard Aldrich. He later went on to get his Th.D. and to be president of Multnomah Bible College (1943-1978). He died in 2009. Part I appeared in the May/June issue and Part
By Don Reiher Do half-truths bug you? Several things that have really bugged me lately are lyrics and speakers saying something to the effect, “Isn’t it wonderful that Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins? We will not have to pay the penalty for our sins because of what Jesus did on
By Steve Elkins I used to have lunch with Zane Hodges about once a month. One time, right before his death, I was there a little early. He had just hung up from a call. Out of the blue he said, “They’re saying I changed my view on the gospel. I never changed my view.
by S.C. Lazar Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov contains what is perhaps the most depressing illustration of salvation I have ever encountered. It is called the “Parable of the Onion” and it was brought to my attention by a Russian Orthodox seminarian as proof that Orthodoxy did not have a legalistic understanding of salvation. After reading