Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal

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Table of All Articles

DBSJ — Volume 26: 2021
Title Author
Ransomed from the Hand of Sheol: The Heavenly Destiny of Old Testament Saints in the Afterlife Kyle C. Dunham
If Jesus Descended to Sheol, then Old Testament Saints Also Descended to Sheol Mark A. Snoeberger
Habakkuk’s Call to Faith in God’s Eschatological Deliverance Ryan E. Meyer
The “Law of Christ” in Pauline Theology and New Testament Ethics Paul Hartog
From Text to Expressions: “Fittingness” as a Guideline for Biblically-Informed Worship Music Scott Aniol
Secular Psychology’s Great Heist: The Theft of Soul Care from the Charge of the Church Jacob Z. Elwart
Book Reviews

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DBSJ — Volume 25: 2020
Title Author
The Role of Biblical Creationism in Presuppositional Apologetics Kyle C. Dunham
First Corinthians 13 and the Cessation of Miraculous Gifts: A Critique of Thomas Schreiner’s Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter R. Bruce Compton
Which Textus Receptus? A Critique of Confessional Bibliology Mark Ward
The Fallacy of the Excluded Middle: Reassessing the Category of “Deponency” to Reclaim the Middle Voice in New Testament Greek Pedagogy Timothy Hughes
Baptists, Jeremiah Bell Jeter, and “the Blighting, Withering Curse” Jeffrey P. Straub
Wrong Then, Wrong Now? A Refutation of Past Arguments against Interracial Marriage in Light of the LGBT Revolution Alex F.
Book Reviews

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DBSJ — Volume 24: 2019

In Memoriam: Dr. Rolland D. McCune

Title Author
What the New Testament Teaches About Divorce and Remarriage Andrew D. Naselli
The Interpretation of Matthew 10:23b Ryan E. Meyer
The Meaning of “Milk” in 1 Peter 2:1–3 Timothy E. Miller
The Holy Spirit’s Work in Worship: Extraordinary Experience or Disciplined Formation? Scott Aniol
Thomas Todhunter Shields, Jr.: “The Canadian Spurgeon” Jeffrey P. Straub
On the Authenticity of Kainan, Son of Arpachshad Henry B. Smith Jr., with Kris J. Udd
Three Greek NT Readers: A Review Article Timothy E. Miller
Book Reviews

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DBSJ — Volume 23: 2018
Title Author
Zechariah 11 and the Eschatological Shepherds Kyle C. Dunham
Paul and the Words of Jesus: On the Infrequence of Paul’s Use of Jesus’s Words Timothy E. Miller
The “Israel of God” in Galatians 6:16 Jonathan Pratt
John Knox, Tyranny, and Radical Resistance Theory Mark J. Larson
Augustus Hopkins Strong’s Attempt to Reconcile Orthodox Theology and Modern Philosophy John A. Aloisi
Reading the Bible Supernaturally? A Review Article Mark A. Snoeberger
Book Reviews

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DBSJ — Volume 22: 2017
Title Author
Divine Persons in Genesis: Theological Implications William D. Barrick
Nakedness & Coverings in Genesis 3: What They Are and Why It Matters Mark A. Snoeberger
An Evangelical Apology for the Septuagint Timothy E. Miller
The Continuation of New Testament Prophecy and a Closed Canon: Revisiting Wayne Grudem’s Two Levels of NT Prophecy Bruce Compton
A Good God in a Wicked World: Considering the Problem of Evil Jonathan Moreno
Was Isaac Watts Unitarian? Athanasian Trinitarianism and the Boundary of Christian Fellowship Scott Aniol
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 21: 2016
Title Author
Yahweh War and Herem: The Role of Covenant, Land and Purity in the Conquest of Canaan Kyle C. Dunham
Essential Elements of Young Earth Creationism and Their Importance to Christian Theology Matthew A. Postiff
Female Apostleship in Romans 16:7 Michael W. Harding
Honor True Widows: 1 Timothy 5:3-16 with Implications for the Church’s Social Responsibilities Benjamin G. Edwards
The Historical Outworking of God’s Plan to Dispense His Mercy Illustrated in the Olive Tree of Romans 11:16-24 Samuel A. Dawson
First Corinthians 7:15, The Marriage Covenant, & the Nature of Desertion David J. Huffstutler
Can One Be Both A Dispensational and “Covenantal” Apologist? Michael P. Riley
John Davenant’s Dissertation On the Death of Christ: A Review Essay (With an Invitation) Jared M. Compton
Jacob Arminius and the Doctrine of Original Sin John A. Aloisi
The Pentecostalization of Global Christianity and the Challenge For Cessationism Jeffrey P. Straub
The NIV Zondervan Study Bible: A Dispensational Reflection Mark A. Snoeberger
DBSJ — Volume 20: 2015
Title Author
Pondering the Authorship of Ecclesiastes Robert V. McCabe
Church Discipline: The Correction of a Believer or the Excommunication of an Unbeliever? Harmonizing Matthew 18:15–17, 1 Corinthians 5:1–13, and 2 Thessalonians 3:6–15 R. Bruce Compton
A Biblical Argument Against Premarital Sex Mark A. Snoeberger
Mere Christianity: An Examination of the Concept in Richard Baxter and C.S. Lewis Timothy Miller
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 19: 2014
Title Author
“The Chief Exercise of Faith”: John Calvin and the Practice of Prayer John Aloisi
Spirit-Filling in Ephesians 5:18 William W. Combs
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: The Struggle for the Spirituality of the Church and the Genius of the Dispensational System Mark A. Snoeberger
Being Jesus, Missio Dei, and Kingdom Work: An Analysis, Critique, and Proposal for Modern Approaches to Holistic Ministry Benjamin G. Edwards
From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective: A Review Article Matthew A. Postiff
Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority
of the New Testament Books
: A Review Article
Jon Pratt
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 18: 2013
Title Author
Why a Commitment to Inerrancy Does Not Demand a Strictly 6000-Year-Old Earth: One Young Earther’s Plea for Realism Mark A. Snoeberger
Paul, the Law, and Dispensationalism William W. Combs
The Debate over the Ordo Salutis in American Reformed Theology Timothy Miller
Evangelicalism, Inerrancy, and Current OT Scholarship Todd S. Beall
Ecclesiastes: A Review Article Robert V. McCabe
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 17: 2012
Title Author
The History of The NIV Translation Controversy William W. Combs
Distinctive Contributions of Alva J. McClain and Grace Theological Seminary to a History of Dispensationalism Mark A. Snoeberger
Religious Liberty and the Early Church Paul Hartog
“I Will Pour Out My Spirit on All Flesh”: Are Acts 2 and 10 Proof-Texts for Inclusivism? Matthew Barrett
Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants: A Review Article Mark A. Snoeberger
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 16: 2011
Title Author
Old Testament Lot-Casting: Divination or Providence? Mark A. Snoeberger
The Integrative Role of the Spirit in the Ethics of Galatians Paul Hartog
Fundamentalism and the King James Version: How a Venerable English Translation Became a Litmus Test for Orthodoxy Jeffrey P. Straub
“Prooftexting the Personality of the Holy Spirit: An Analysis of the Masculine Demonstrative Pronouns in John 14:26, 15:26, and 16:13–14 Andrew David Naselli and Philip R. Gons
Was Isaac Watts a Proto-Dispensationalist? Scott Aniol
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 15: 2010
Title Author
An Old Testament Sanctifying Influence: The Sovereignty of God Robert V. McCabe
God and Counterfactuals Matthew A. Postiff
“Come Apart and Rest a While”: The Origin of the Bible Conference Movement in America Mark Sidwell
“Violent Motions of Carnal Affections”: Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, and Distinguishing the Work of the Spirit from Enthusiasm Ryan J. Martin
On Reading Institutional Histories: A Review Article Jeffrey P. Straub
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 14: 2009
Title Author
Tongues: Are They for Today? Mark A. Snoeberger
“His Flesh for Our Flesh”: The Doctrine of Atonement in the Second Century John Aloisi
Once More: Quirinius’s Census Jared M. Compton
“As a Brother”: 2 Thessalonians 3:6–15 and Ecclesiastical Separation Charles J. Bumgardner
New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ: A Review Article Andrew David Naselli
Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth: A Review Article Matthew A. Postiff
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 13: 2008
Title Author
The Meaning of Fellowship in 1 John William W. Combs
Keswick Theology: A Survey and Analysis of the Doctrine of Sanctification in the Early Keswick Movement Andrew David Naselli
The Emerging Church: A Fundamentalist Assessment Jeffrey P. Straub
D. A. Carson’s Christ and Culture Revisited: A Reflection and a Response Mark A. Snoeberger
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 12: 2007
Title Author
The Immanuel Prophecy in Isaiah 7:14–16 and Its Use in Matthew 1:23: Harmonizing Historical Context and Single Meaning R. Bruce Compton
A Brief Introduction to Verbal Aspect in New Testament Greek Andrew David Naselli
Weakness Or Wisdom? Fundamentalists and Romans 14.1–15.13 Mark A. Snoeberger
The Philadelphia Baptist Association and the Question of Authority Gerald Priest
PNTC, BECNT, and NIGTC: Three New Testament Commentary Series Available Electronically in Libronix: A Review Article Andrew David Naselli
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 11: 2006
Title Author
Romans 12:1–2 and the Doctrine of Sanctification William W. Combs
Verbal-Plenary Inspiration and Translation Rodney J. Decker
A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 2 of 2) Robert V. McCabe
George William Lasher—Baptist Proto-Fundamentalist Jeffrey P. Straub
Scholar’s Library: Gold: A Review Article Andrew D. Naselli
DBSJ — Volume 10: 2005
Title Author
Does the Bible Teach Prevenient Grace? William W. Combs
A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 1 of 2) Robert V. McCabe
T. T. Shields the Fundamentalist: Man of Controversy Gerald L. Priest
Who Is David’s Lord? Another Look at Psalm 110:1 John Aloisi
DBSJ — Volume 9: Fall 2004
Title Author
Progressive Dispensationalism: An Overview and Personal Analysis Roy E. Beacham
A Critique of the Prewrath Interpretation of the Day of the Lord in Joel 2–3 Alan D. Cole
The Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit William W. Combs
1 Corinthians 13:8–13 and the Cessation of Miraculous Gifts R. Bruce Compton
The Intrinsic Nature of the Gospel Daniel K. Davey
Is There a Contradiction in the Person of Christ? The Importance of the Dual Nature and Dual Consciousness of Jesus Christ Samuel A. Dawson
God’s Sovereignty and the Spread of the Gospel David M. Doran
Were Old Testament Believers Indwelt by the Spirit? Robert V. McCabe
Daniel’s Prayer in Chapter 9 Charles E. McLain
Early Fundamentalism’s Legacy: What Is It and Will It Endure Through the 21st Century? Gerald L. Priest
Noetic Sin, Neutrality, and Contextualization: How Culture Receives the Gospel Mark A. Snoeberger
DBSJ — Volume 8: Fall 2003
Title Author
Dispensationalism, the Church, and the New Covenant R. Bruce Compton
The Abel Morgans’s Contribution to Baptist Ecclesiology in Colonial America Gerald L. Priest
Engaging the Enemy…But on Whose Terms? An Assessment of Responses to the Charge of Anti-Intellectualism Mark A. Snoeberger
The New Evangelicalism: Evaluations and Prospects Rolland D. McCune
What Love Is This? A Review Article David M. Doran
The Younger Evangelicals: A Review Article Rolland D. McCune
DBSJ — Volume 7: Fall 2002
Title Author
The Old Testament Foundation for Separation Robert V. McCabe
The Biblical Role of the Evangelist William W. Combs
The Logical Priority of Regeneration to Saving Faith in a Theological Ordo Salutis Mark A. Snoeberger
Dispensational Sanctification: A Misnomer Jonathan R. Pratt
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 6: Fall 2001
Title Author
The Task of the Great Commission: The Method of Discipleship David M. Doran
The Disjunction Between Justification and Sanctification in Contemporary Evangelical Theology William W. Combs
Andrew Fuller’s Response to the “Modern Question”—A Reappraisal of the Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation Gerald L. Priest
The New Evangelicalism and Apologetics Rolland D. McCune
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 5: Fall 2000
Title Author
The Preservation of Scripture William W. Combs
Communicating the Text in the Postmodern Ethos of Cyberspace Rodney J. Decker
The Pre-Mosaic Tithe: Issues and Implications Mark A. Snoeberger
A Defense of Literal Days in the Creation Week Robert V. McCabe
Darwin’s Black Box: Review Article Brian Jones
DBSJ — Volume 4: Fall 1999
Title Author
Water Baptism and the Forgiveness of Sins in Acts 2:38 R. Bruce Compton
The Holy Spirit in 1 John Donald W. Mills
William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes Trial: A Fundamentalist Perspective Gerald L. Priest
The Meaning of “Born of Water and the Spirit” in John 3:5 Robert V. McCabe
The Formation of the New Evangelicalism (Part Two): Historical Beginnings Rolland D. McCune
Errors in the King James Version? William W. Combs
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 3: Fall 1998
Title Author
The Formation of New Evangelicalism (Part One): Historical and Theological Antecedents Rolland D. McCune
A Call to Separation and Unity: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and “Evangelical Unity” Mark Sidwell
Is Apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 a Reference to the Rapture? William W. Combs
The Rise and Fall of Harvard David Beale
The Role of the Holy Spirit in Preaching David M. Doran
DBSJ — Volume 2: Fall 1997
Title Author
The Interpretation of Old Testament Prophecy J. Randolph Jaeggli
James 2:21-24 and the Justification of Abraham R. Bruce Compton
Elihu’s Contribution to the Thought of the Book of Job Robert V. McCabe
Does the Believer Have One Nature or Two? William W. Combs
New Age Bible Versions: Review Article S. E. Schnaiter
Justification by Faith Alone: Review Article Gerald L. Priest
Book Reviews
DBSJ — Volume 1, Number 2: Fall 1996
Title Author
Doctrinal Non-Issues in Historic Fundamentalism Rolland D. McCune
Market Driven Ministry: Blessing or Curse? Part 2 David M. Doran
Revival & Revivalism: A Historical & Doctrinal Evaluation Gerald L. Priest
The Preface to the KJV and the KJV Only Position William W. Combs
The Translators to the Reader: Preface to KJV
No Place for Truth: A Review Article Michael Harding
DBSJ — Volume 1, Number 1: Spring 1996
Title Author
The Self-Identity of Fundamentalism Rolland D. McCune
Erasmus and the Textus Receptus William W. Combs
Market-Driven Ministry: Blessing or Curse? Part 1 David M.Doran
The Message of Ecclesiastes Robert V. McCabe
A. C. Dixon, Chicago Liberals, and The Fundamentals Gerald L. Priest
Persevering and Falling Away: A Reexamination of Hebrews 6:4-6 R. Bruce Compton