This article evaluates the historical differences that emerged between the fundamentalists and the evangelicals in North American church history. The author notes that it was the uncompromising zeal of the fundamentalists that won them the position of being better able to guard the truths of the Christian faith.
The author brings forth important lessons from the Christian life of J. Gresham Machen. The godly values identified in Machen's life include honesty, building Christian institutions to preserve the heritage of the gospel, and unashamed confrontations with the ungodly teachings of our age.
The article looks at the history of the church in North America, especially the effect of liberalism on the church. In this analysis it focuses on the nature of reactions by conservatives. An observation is made that over time, the general membership of the church has not taken seriously the value of doctrinal confession.
This article highlights some concerns around the new "young, restless and reformed" (YRR) movement.
This article raises ten important points about the person and work of 19th century Reformed theologian B.B. Warfield.
This article offers ten points of interest on the person and work of Jonathan Edwards.
This article is a biography on Herman Hoeksema, with a focus on his preaching ministry.
This is a short biographical account of the life of reformed theologian Benjanim B. Warfield and his commitment to defending the faith.
This article is a biography of Jonathan Edwards, looking at his early life and ministry.
This article is about Jonathan Edwards.
Liberalism questions the nature of the Bible and denies its inerrancy, infallibility, and authority. Liberalism denies that the Bible is the Word of God and insists instead that it contains the Word of God. This is a false teaching. This article looks at one of the promoters of this teaching, Emerson Fosdick.
This article wants to contribute to a better understanding of the historical context of B.B. Warfield, who was a very important Reformed theologian. His contribution to Old Princeton theology is put in the spotlight as the article gives a short biographical introduction to Warfield and his relevance for today's church.
This is an article about the theologian B. B. Warfield, who was a specialist in apologetics.
This article is about Cornelius van Til the Controversialist. The nickname is based on an article that he published in 1976 entitled Calvin the Controversialist, which took on a subtle autobiographical character. Van Til developed and championed a presuppositional approach to the defense of the faith. He was consistent in affirming a Reformed doctrine of the church, and that, above all, is what rendered his work controversial.
The struggle around the sacraments, Psalm singing, and church membership led to the formation of the Christian Reformed Church as members separated from the Reformed Church of America. This separation was based on doctrinal struggle.
Tracing the singing of Psalms from the Reformation and the Church Order of Dordt, this article shows that the Secession of 1857 which led to the formation of the Christian Reformed Church was the result of a struggle for the worship of God through the songs He gave His church. It focused on a return to Psalm singing.
This biography of John Gresham Machen focuses on his early life and work in Princeton, showing how from early age Machen had high esteem for God's Word and genuine love for Christ.
This article is about the life and legacy of B.B. Warfield.
This article is a historical study of how the New England church in America dealt with issues like the determining of membership after a person or persons came forward as converts. There were a set of rules and procedures that had to be laid down at that time to determine whether one was genuinely a member of Christ's body or not.
This article is a short biography of Thomas Chisholm (1866-1960), the author of the hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
This article is a biography of Archibald Alexander.
One of the battles which resulted in the formation of the Christian Reformed Church was that members of Freemasons where allowed to be church members of the Reformed Church of America. This led to members separating from this church and forming the Christian Reformed Church.
This article paints a historical overview of the birth of the Christian Reformed Church, covering the persecution in the Netherlands, the migration to America, and the separation from the Reformed Church of America.
This article examines the revival of 1857 in America which flowed to Britain, showing that revival often occurs in times of difficulty. Times of distress can have a positive results, since men may turn to God as their only hope.
This essay examines the contrast in Scottish and American church history from the 1730s to the 1840s, and focuses on the difference in theological development. The author argues that the study of the relationship between formal religious thought and its social, political, and intellectual contexts shows why theology developed differently in the two regions during this period.
This article gives an overview of the history and development of Presbyterianism in America.
In the Introduction Köstenberger wants to challenge Evangelicalism on the direction it needs to take on the doctrine of Scripture. He reviews some of the presidential speeches of the Evangelical Theological Society to give an overview of the views held in the past by the movement and theological society.
This article gives a historical background to the first thanksgiving that was celebrated by the pilgrims in America in 1621.
This is a review of the work The Fundamentals, which is a collection of essays defending the basic ideas of the Christian faith.