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Sanctification: Clark, Robbins, and Piper

Monergists [mon (one) + erg (work)] hold that God works alone as the effective agent of man’s regeneration. Synergists [syn (together) + erg (work)], on the other hand, hold that man’s regeneration is a cooperative effort—a working together—of God and … Continue reading

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On Distinctions in God’s One Will

Theologians frequently make distinctions within the one will of God. Some of these distinctions are valid, but others are invalid; erring in attributing to God contradictory desires. One valid distinction in God’s will is that between his revealed will and … Continue reading

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The Trinity, Part 2/2: Unity

[For Part I see here: https://douglasdouma.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/the-trinity-part-12-various-interpretations/] If we reject Van Til’s “one person and three persons” language regarding the Trinity (and I suggest we do) and hold to some distinction between the sense(s) in which God is one and the sense(s) … Continue reading

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The Trinity, Part 1/2: Various Interpretations

I’m glad to have in my collection an original copy of Dr. Cornelius Van Til’s An Introduction to Systematic Theology, printed in 1949. On the title page of this class syllabus, Van Til notes that it is “not to regarded … Continue reading

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Gordon Clark on Divine Simplicity

A List of Places where Gordon Clark favorably notes Divine Simplicity. [Note that in some of these instances Clark might just be relaying the view of the theologian he’s writing about, and not necessarily accepting the doctrine himself. But in … Continue reading

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Clark and Van Til on Barth, Part 5.

To what extent is Van Til’s doctrine of God similar to Barth’s “Wholly Other”? This is part 5 of a 5 part series on “Clark and Van Til on Barth.” Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2. Click … Continue reading

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Some things that didn’t make the cut for “The Presbyterian Philosopher”

I began discussing some things on the Gordon H. Clark Discussions Forum that did not make the cut for The Presbyterian Philosopher, the biography of Dr. Clark that I had published earlier this year. So I thought I’d note some … Continue reading

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