Henry Clay Trumbull A Lie Never Justifiable (1893) pp. 144-156. Dr. Hodge begins with the recognition and asseveration of eternal principles, that can know no change or variation in their application to this question; and then, as he proceeds with its discussion, he is amiably illogical and good-naturedly inconsistent, and he ends in a maze,… Read More A Critique of Charles Hodge on Lying
James Henley Thornwell Discourses on Truth (1855) Discourse IV. Sincerity. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true—think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Speculative Truth and Practical Truth. Truth may be considered in two leading aspects, either as having reference to the correspondence of our convictions with the reality of things, which may be called speculative truth,… Read More Must We Always Tell the Truth?
In our previous post, the duties required in the Ninth Commandment, as summarized in the Westminster Larger Catechism, were discussed. This post will deal with the sins forbidden in the Ninth Commandment. The focus of this post will be on aspects of this commandment that require special explanation, terms that require definition, sins generally prevalent… Read More Taming the Tongue: Sins of the 9th Commandment
This paper is not meant as a complete treatment of the Ninth Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” (Exodus 20:16). However, how we speak about and to one another, whether in politics or in human relationships, often neglects certain aspects of the Ninth Commandment. The intention of this paper is not… Read More Taming the Tongue: Speaking with Grace, Listening with Charity