Articles by Martin Downes

The Condemned King: Mark 15 and the Doctrine of Penal Substitution

Article by   October 2009
In order to establish the doctrine of penal substitution we are not dependent on a few isolated proof-texts here and there in Scripture. The doctrine is woven indelibly into the very fabric of the account of the crucifixion, with numerous threads drawn from the Old Testament. continue

Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church

Article by   December 2008
There are certain books that, even within a few pages, give you the distinct impression that they must be read, and re-read, with great care. continue

Review: Young, Restlesss, and Reformed

Article by   September 2008
In many ways this book fulfills what George Marsden once said about history being the story of personalities, wider movements, and institutions. The mediating structures, in this case, between the key personalities and the wider movement are largely conferences, books, and the multi-media distribution of the teaching ministry of the larger churches. continue

Is Inerrancy Unbiblical, Rationalistic and Presumptuous? A critique of A.T.B. McGowan's proposal for evangelicals to reject inerrancy

Article by   April 2008
A. T. B. McGowan's major item for evangelicals to reconsider, in his book The Divine Spiration of Scripture: Challenging evangelical perspectives, concerns the termination of inerrancy.  Not only does he argue for the use of the word infallibility in place... continue
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