NEW PDF: Why Westminster Today (1970) by Cornelius Van Til

5 Sep
Ned Stonehouse, O.T. Allis, John Murray, J.G. Machen, Allan McRae, Paul Woolley, C. Van Til

Ned Stonehouse, O.T. Allis, John Murray, J.G. Machen, Allan McRae, Paul Woolley, C. Van Til

For your consideration, here is an unpublished manuscript from 1970, a short article by Cornelius Van Til, in favor of the seminary where he taught and loved. The following quote is the conclusion:

“I started this talk by speaking of Kuyper and Bavinck, of Warfield and Vos. I said that it was their aim to deepen and broaden the Reformation principle. This must, in our day be done anew. The enemy has broadened and deepened its attack. The enemy now controls, or seems to control, every area of human interest, of art, of science, of philosophy and of theology. We must as believers in Christ challenge Satan’s right to anything, least of all to the fealty of the hearts of man.

We must, like Noah, tell men that they await the wrath of the lamb unless they repent for what they have done with their past, their present, and their future. If you can point out other institutions of learning, whether seminaries, colleges, or universities, where this is being done we shall with you rejoice. We are not rivals to any institution. There is need for many more. It is our aim, at Westminster, at the strategic place of influence which God has given us, to do what Noah did. We know that God has sent his Son into the world that men through him might be saved. We know that the whole world lies in darkness; and is on the way toward the wrath of the lamb. Our faculty and our board are in entire agreement on the nature of our task in this situation. We would do what Machen tried to do, what Kuyper and Bavinck, Warfield and Vos tried to do, namely, take the flag with the name of Jesus to the top of the highest mountain. We have little strength, we need more strength, but what counts for most is that we have kept his Word and by his grace are resolved not to deny his name.”
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DOWNLOAD HERE:  Why Westminster Today also up on the Van Til PDF’s page.
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One Response to “NEW PDF: Why Westminster Today (1970) by Cornelius Van Til”

  1. SLIMJIM September 6, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    Wow, thanks!

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