Turretin on the Existence of God

In his Institutes of Elenctic Theology, in the first volume, Francis Turretin (1623-1687) includes a section on the irrefutable demonstration of the existence of God. By the way, elenctics pertains to the persuading of non-Christians of the truth of the Christian faith (particularly the gospel). In the third topic of the first volume, the question…

Nature, Wisdom & the Sciences

God speaks to us in His two books: nature and the Holy Scriptures. The former is an unwritten word; the latter a written word (Ps. 19). His written word, too, speaks to us of His unwritten word. For example, Proverbs 3:19 reads: “The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.”…

The Problem of Suffering: A Christian Response

“Suffering. Pain. Sickness. Evil. What gives? Certainly not God!” This is a common objection raised against the existence of God. If God really existed, then we wouldn’t experience all this suffering, especially if He were a good and powerful God like the Christians assert. I wish to provide a brief response to this objection, this…

The Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life

A Doctrinal Overview Christianity is, at its core, Trinitarian in nature.  In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity is central to the Christian faith and life.  Remove the Trinity and you remove the beating heart from the body that is the Church. So, briefly stated, what is the doctrine of the Trinity?  The doctrine…