Here is a great excerpt from Norman Sheperd’s essay in the new book, A Faith That Is Never Alone: A Response to Westminster Seminary California. If you’re a Christian who wants to learn more about the Bible, salvation, and be led through the confusion that besets North American fundamentalism regarding the Old and New Testaments, I highly recommend it.
My own contribution, however, unlike the other great essays dealing with the Bible, is simply a historical study. Pure “tradition of the elders” citations and not much more that would be of more use to Christians in general outside my own sociological circle. But don’t let that stop you since I am only a few pages in a book with many great contributions in Biblical scholarship.
I should say, however, that my essay could easily have been much longer. I don’t think I even mentioned John Murray. Yet here is a great essay by Murray that shows he was truly the student of Zacharias Ursinus, Francis Turretin and others whom I discuss in my essay. Murray’s essay could easily have been included in the book. It would fit quite well among the other writings. I highly recommend it.
By the way, when you come to the numbered points and the end of Murray’s essay, you might notice the content sounds really familiar.