I finished my survey of the use of the gospel in the New Testament. Starting tomorrow, I’m interested to see how the use of the law in the New Testament relates to evangelism. I’ve written 92 pages since my writing leave began.
Today I was encouraged by A.A. Hodge’s commentary on the Westminster Confession. He discusses the Scripture’s evidences of Christianity: “The fact that such a revelation has been made, and that we have it in the Christian Scriptures, is fully substantiated by that mass of proof styled the ‘Evidences of Christianity’:
(a.) The Old and New Testaments, whether the Word of God or not, bear all the marks of genuine and authentic historical records.
(b.) The miracles recorded in these Scriptures are established as facts by abundant testimony; and when admitted as facts they demonstrate the religion they accompany to be from God.
(c.) The same is true in all respects with regard to the many explicit prophecies already fulfilled which are contained in the Scriptures.
(d.) the unparalleled perfection of the moral system they teach, and the supernatural intelligence they discover in adaptation to all human characters and conditions in all ages.
(e.) The absolutely perfect excellence of its Founder.
(f.) The spiritual power of Christianity, as shown in the religious experience of individuals, and also in the wider influence it exerts over communities and nations in successive generations” (Hodge, The Confession of Faith, 29-30).