The Atheist Illusion

Hello readers, a couple of days ago my attention was brought to several videos produced by Christ Presbyterian Church of Magna, Utah, a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church ( I have previewed this video titled “The Atheist Illusion” and can recommend this to all adults (at least PG-13) with mature minds. This wonderful video is filled with references to source materials which provides a historical context for the situation today and context to various views of the new prophets of atheism. True to the presuppositional approach, the atheistic worldview and it’s proponents are condemned in their own words and by the words from the legacy of heroes patterned before them.



From watching this insightful high quality video I have put together a small selection of public domain resources.


Resources for further academic research:

Origin of Species, Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man Chapter VI p.156)

Hereditary Genius, Francis Galton (Prefatory Chapter x)

A Civic Biology (Evolution p.196)

Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (p. 239)

Inside the Third Reich (p.96)

Hitler’s Table Talk (search “Christianity”)


“and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32


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Thank You Reformed Fellowship Inc.!

Good news readers, Reformed Fellowship Inc. has given me permission to post articles by Dr. Van Til from their past issues of Torch and Trumpet journal! Dr. Van Til wrote quite a few articles for the Torch and Trumpet especially from 1951-1959. My sincere gratitude to the wonderful people of Reformed Fellowship Inc.

To read a little history about The Outlook (formerly Torch and Trumpet) please visit this page:


Also would like to encourage others to express gratitude in one way or another to Reformed Fellowship for helping to keep the works of Van Til relevant today and to aid future generations in defending the Christian faith and persevering in the faith.

God bless and Soli Deo Gloria!

PS – Keep watch as new articles will be added to the “Van Til Articles” section, and I might post a few into the feed.

What We Celebrate at Christmas

The following is from Ligonier Ministries Blog 

In this excerpt from What Did Jesus Do?R.C. Sproul reminds us that what we really celebrate at Christmas is the incarnation of God Himself.


“What we celebrate at Christmas is not so much the birth of a baby, as important as that is, but what’s so significant about the birth of that particular baby is that in this birth we have the incarnation of God Himself. An incarnation means a coming in the flesh. We know how John begins His gospel, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” So in that very complicated introductory statement, he distinguishes between the Word and God, and then in the next breath identifies the two, “The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” And then at the end of the prologue, he says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Now in this “infleshment,” if you will, of Christ appearing on this planet, it’s not that God suddenly changes through a metamorphosis into a man, so that the divine nature sort of passes out of existence or comes into a new form of fleshiness. No, the incarnation is not so much a subtraction as it is an addition, where the eternal second person of the Trinity takes upon Himself a human nature and joins His divine nature to that human nature for the purpose of redemption.

In the 19th century, liberal scholars propounded a doctrine called the kenotic theory of the incarnation, and you may have heard it, the idea being that when Jesus came to this earth, He laid aside His divine attributes so that the God-man at least touching His deity no longer had the divine attributes of omniscience, omnipotence, and all the rest. But of course, that would totally deny the very nature of God, who is immutable. Even in the incarnation, the divine nature does not lose His divine attributes. He doesn’t communicate them to the human side. He doesn’t deify the human nature, but in the mystery of the union between the divine and the human natures of Jesus, the human nature is truly human. It’s not omniscient. It’s not omnipotent. It’s none of those things. But at the same time, the divine nature remains fully and completely divine. B. B. Warfield, the great scholar at Princeton, in remarking on the kenotic theory of his day said, “The only kenosis that that theory proves is the kenosis of the brains of the theologians who are propagating it.”—that they’ve emptied themselves of their common sense.

But in any case, what is emptied is glory, privilege, exaltation. Jesus in the incarnation makes Himself of no reputation. He allows His own divine exalted standing to be subjected to human hostility and human criticism and denial. “He took the form of a bondservant and coming in the likeness of men.” This is an amazing thing that He doesn’t just come as a man, He comes as a slave. He comes in a station that carries with it no exaltation, no dignity, only indignity. “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient even to the point of death,” the shameful death of the cross.”

Another Update

Hello friends! I know it has been awhile, and I will try to be more involved with this blog.

I have some good news. I received permissions (with agreed upon conditions) to post articles by Van Til that were originally printed in a journal titled “The Banner”.  You can visit their website at: The Banner I am currently in the long process of posting individual Banner articles in the article section. Check it out!

Unfortunately though I have (albeit old) bad news. P&R Publishing is not so generous. As some of you may have noticed, I have removed most of the free PDF’s by Van Til. Even though my intentions were for the cause of Christ, I complied with their request, met demands. This interaction occurred about a year ago, and I must confess it upset me, greatly. Why? Not only for all the good those long out of print works could accomplish in the lives of other Christians, but for the time and effort put into them, and into this blog/site. I felt as though this blog were gutted out, like there is no point in even keeping it up, especially with so little hosted content remaining. After meeting the demands, I just left this blog alone, rather than take it all down. Now that I have had some time to lick my wounds (sorry), I will try to be more active.

P.S. – P&R Pub, if I have missed anything, just let me know and I will remove the offenses. Despite ginormous disappointment with the Rights & Permissions department.  I seriously doubt I am alone in this.

An Update

Hey all, I have not forgotten about this blog. Life away from computers has kept me busy. While at the computer,  I have been working on other projects, like modules for theWord Bible Software. All of the works I have uploaded are in the public domain. With the exception of the Confessions, the original source for the modules is logos. These are especially dedicated those in Christ suffering financially (something I can relate to). So far I have uploaded:

The Works of David Clarkson (3 Vol) (Puritan) 1.0

The Works of John Howe (Puritan) 1.0

Confessions of the Reformed Faith 1.0

The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks (6 Vol) (Puritan) 1.0

The Works of Archibald Alexander (20 vol) 1.0

History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (5 vol) 1.0

The Life and Times of John Calvin (2 Vols) 1.0

The John Calvin Biography Collection I. (6 Vols) 1.0

And more on the way, including Calvin’s Institutes later tonight. I have many other works to share (if I have the time and motivation), and may see what I can do about getting a portion of Van Til’s works into a module for theWord. I believe it is possible to convert these into e-Sword modules (though I have not attempted to), and of course can be copied from within theWord and converted to other formats.

Important Announcement

Greetings friends, followers, and guests,

I would like to bring attention to a little project I have been working on. I am in the process of making available, as many of Dr. Van Til’s writings as possible available in Kindle format. So far a couple have been approved, hopefully with many more to come!

Here is a link: Amazon – kindle – Cornelius Van Til



The Ten Commandments” and

Reformed Epistemology” and

The Protestant Doctrine of Scripture“and

The Will In Its Theological Relations” are available.

These are identical to the PDF’s including working links. To easily be able to read Dr. Van Til anywhere you go, is a real blessing.

Soli Deo Gloria!