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All Articles For Vol 57 Issue 14 4/15/1981

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.PHILOSOPHY AND SCRIPTURE, a study in Old Princeton and Westminster theology, by John C. Vander Stelt; Mack Publishing Company, 1978; 354 pp., $12.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book was written by a professor in Dordt College as his doctoral dissertation. Without any direct reference to the A.A.C.S., it has as its main purpose a defense of the teachings of the A.A.C.S., especially as these teachings apply to the doctrine of Scripture. It is indicative of the fact that A.A.C.S. views are being held in Dordt College and taught openly.

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. It has been over two years ago since the time of the mass murder/suicide claimed the lives of 913 people. In 1978 the world was stunned when the cult leader, Jim Jones, of the People’s Temple persuaded his faithful followers to drink the poisoned grape Kool-Aid which caused their deaths. Over 250 children were found among the corpses of their parents and relatives. Men, women, and children were led to their doom because they worshipped and trusted in this man-devil, their cult leader. 

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. April 15, 1981  Dear Timothy,  Perhaps at this point a brief review is in order concerning what we have discussed so far about the emotions. You will recall that we defined all emotions in terms of feelings of like and dislike. We also said that all the emotions could be roughly divided into two main classes: desires and emotions proper. In our last letter we finished our discussion of desires, and the time has come to turn to emotions—what they are and how they work within us. 

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.The GKN on the Nature and the Authority of Scripture (4) Thus far we have seen, first, that the very method and approach of the Report/Decision of the GKN concerning the nature of the authority of Scripture is radically wrong. This method and approach are philosophical. The Report apparently assumes that as philosophy’s conception of “truth” changes, the church’s understanding of the inspiration and authority of Scripture also changes.

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