Melanchthon: On Revelation

“The Church acknowledges God as such an eternal and omnipotent Creator as he has revealed himself to be, and, although we cannot thoroughly understand these mysteries, yet in this life, God wishes this our knowledge and worship of him to be begun and to be distinguished from that which is false: and in his Word he has propounded, by infallible testimonies, a revelation, in which we, as the unborn infant in the maternal womb, drawing nutriment from the umbilical vessels, might sit enclosed and draw the knowledge of God and life from the Word of God, in order to worship him as he has made himself known.” – Philipp Melanchthon

Micah and the President’s ‘Evangelical’ Advisors

Yahweh says this against the prophets who lead my people astray: So long as they have something to eat they cry ‘Peace’. But on anyone who puts nothing into their mouths they declare war.  And so, for you, night will be without vision and for you the darkness without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, the daylight will go black above them. Then the seers will be covered with shame, the diviners with confusion; they will all put their hands over their mouths because there is no answer from God.  (Mic. 3:5-7)

More From The Saxons on Melanchthon

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Philipp Melanchthon hat heute Geburtstag: Das “Griechlein”, wie Philipp Melanchthon auch von Martin Luther genannt wurde, war einer der engsten Freunde des Reformators. Freilich eine Freundschaft mit Widersprüchen. Melanchthon, der angebliche “Leisetreter”, stand allzu oft im Schatten Martin Luthers. Und doch hat Melanchthon Kirchengeschichte geschrieben. Die Sendung von Deutschlandradio Kultur ist einer außergewöhnlichen Männerfreundschaft auf der Spur.  #Melanchthon #OnThisDay

Barabbas or Jesus Barabbas?

The Tyndale-ers have an interesting text critical post over at their place you’ll want to read.

This is the first of a series of blog post on some of the textual variants found in the Passion narratives. We will discuss the rationale behind the text adopted in the Greek New Testament as Produced at Tyndale House in (1) Mt 26:16,17, (2) Mt 27:49, (3) Mk 14:30, 49, 72a, 72b, (4) Lk 22:31, (5) Lk 22:43-44, (6) Lk 23:34.

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Tide Pods…

Teens have been eating tide pods for like a month and legislators in multiple states have already introduced bills designed to make it harder for teens to get tide pods. – Ashley Nicolle Black