Harry Ironiside - essential doctrines & Kenneth Willis Clark on the theological relevance of textual variation

Steven Avery

[TC-Alternate-list] "essential doctrines" - skeptics et al. use the Markan abrupt ending corruption against the resurrection of Jesus - Harry Ironside -
Steven Avery - April, 2012


By contrast, here is one interesting take on the essentials:

Daniel: An Ironside Expository Commentary (originally published 1920)
Harry A. Ironside

I have heard Christians refer to certain precepts in the Scriptures as non-essentials.
But we may rest assured there are no non-essentials in our Bibles.

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in [the fire], purified seven times (Psalm 12:6).

When people talk of non-essentials in regard to anything in Gods Word, it is well to ask, Essential or non-essential to what? Regarding the souls salvation, undoubtedly the one great essential is faith in His blessed Son; His finished work alone avails to put away sin and procure peace with God. But if it is a question of what is essential to the enjoyment of communion with God*essential to obtaining the Lords approval at the judgment seat of Christ*then it is well to remember that in everything the believer is sanctified to the obedience of Christ. (continues)


Early TC-Alt discussion

[TC-Alternate-list] Textual Variants and a Caution-Light for Inerrantists
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