How The Scofield Bible Preserved America

By the close of the 19th century, Christianity was being preyed upon by liberal academics. Following the textual revisions of Westcott & Hort to the inspired Scriptures, Christians were being urged to accept these changes as authoritative, put away their KJV Bibles, and start accepting the theories of higher criticism that were leaking into America…

Methodius of Olympus- Jonah and the Resurrection

(from Fragments) The history of Jonah contains a great mystery. For it seems that the whale signifies Time, which never stands still, but is always going on, and consumes the things which are made by long and shorter intervals. But Jonah, who fled from the presence of God, is himself the first man who, having…

Methodius of Olympus- On the Resurrection

(from The Discourse on the Resurrection, c. 300 A.D.) Since flesh was made to border on incorruption and corruption, being itself neither the one nor the other, and was overcome by corruption for the sake of pleasure, though it was the work of property of incorruption; therefore it became corruptible, and was laid in the…

St. Gregory of Nyssa- Why the World Must End

(from On the Making of Man, 380 A.D.) But if someone, beholding the present course of the world, by which intervals of time are marked, going on in a certain order, should say that it is not possible that the predicted stoppage of these moving things should take place, such a man clearly also does…

Tertullian- On Matthew 10: 28

(from On the Resurrection of the Flesh, c. 210 A.D.)   But He [Christ] also teaches us, that “He is rather to be feared, who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell,” that is, the Lord alone; “not those which kill the body, but are not able to hurt the soul,” that…

Tertullian- Against the Allegorizers

(from On the Resurrection of the Flesh, c. 210 A.D.) Some, when they have lighted on a very usual form of prophetic statement, generally expressed in figure and allegory, though not always, distort into some imaginary sense even the most clearly described doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, alleging that even death itself must…