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K.P. Yohannan Quote Image #1

K.P. Yohannan Quote Image #1

Source: K.P. Yohannan – Head Coverings (Believers Church Publications, 2011) Page 27

“Knowing Scripture” Giveaway

Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul

Yesterday we posted an excerpt from R.C. Sproul’s excellent book “Knowing Scripture“. In case you missed it, you can read it here.

Today we’d like to do something special, we’re going to have our first giveaway! Starting today through Saturday (ending at 6:30pm Eastern) you’ll have the opportunity to win one of three full copies of Knowing Scripture. The winners will get their choice of either the Kindle version or a Paperback.

The contest is coordinated through PunchTab which will select three random winners. You don’t have to do anything to enter, but you can gain additional entries by completing action steps (following us, liking etc.)

*This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. However, if you live outside of the United States only the Kindle version will be available.

Head Covering and Hermeneutics (An Excerpt from “Knowing Scripture” by R.C. Sproul)

Head Covering and Hermeneutics (An Excerpt from "Knowing Scripture" by R.C. Sproul)
Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and Reformation Bible College. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrews Chapel in Sanford, FL.

PRINCIPLE AND CUSTOM

Unless we conclude that all of Scripture is principle and thus binding on all people of all ages, or that all Scripture is local custom with no relevance beyond its immediate historical context, we are forced to establish some categories and guidelines for discerning the difference.

To illustrate the problem let’s see what happens when we hold that everything in Scripture is principle and nothing merely a reflection of local custom. If that is the case, then some radical changes must be made in evangelism if we are going to be obedient to Scripture. Jesus says, “Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way” (Lk 10:4). If we make this text a transcultural principle, then it is time for all evangelists to start preaching in their bare feet! Obviously, the point of this text is not to set down a perennial requirement of barefooted evangelism.

Other matters, however, are not so obvious. Christians remain divided, for example, on the foot-washing rite (see Jn 13:3-17). Is this a perpetual mandate for the church of all ages or a local custom illustrating a principle of humble servanthood? Does the principle remain and the custom vanish in a shoe-wearing culture? Or does the custom remain with the principle regardless of foot apparel?

To see the complexities of the dilemma, let’s examine the famous hair-covering passage of 1 Corinthians 11. The New Revised Standard Version translates this to require a woman to cover her head with a veil when she prophesies. In applying this command to our culture we are faced with four distinct options: Read more

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Mary A. Kassian Quote Image #1

Source: Mary A. Kassian – Women, Creation and the Fall (Crossway Books, 1990) Page 104

Jeremy’s Journey: How the Head Covering Movement came to be

The Head Covering Movement: A History

I’ve received some requests asking me to share my own personal journey of coming to believe in head covering and how this movement came to be. I’d love to share that story with you today. Read more

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