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March 28, 2009: (More on) The Comprehensiveness of Salvation

March 14, 2009: Some Bible Verses of Importance

December 14, 2008: Arguments for Postmillennialism without Reference to Eschatological Passages, Number 4.

November 5, 2008: Arguments for Postmillennialism without Reference to Eschatological Passages, Number 3.

October 8, 2008: Arguments for Postmillennialism without Reference to Eschatological Passages, Number 1, 2.

September 8, 2008: Additional Comments on Anthropology

September 7, 2008: Additional Comments on Art and the Arts

August 11,2008: Small additions to Hermeneutics (#21) and Understanding Logic

August 8, 2008: More on Operationalism and Science as Knowledge

July 11, 2008:

Math and the Bible (offsite)

A Biblical View of Mathematics (offsite)

July 9, 2008: Need and Needs

June 25, 2008: Chapter 12 Additional Comments (Faith Book)

June 11, 2008: The Fallacy of "Dead Orthodoxy"

May 31, 2008: Summary Principles of Mathematics (initial posting)

May 8, 2008: Addition to Basics and Obstacles to a Biblical Worldview

15. Use and/or develop a systematic understanding of theology, ethics, and worldview.

April 28, 2008:

End of Life Issues: Dying, Death, and Euthanasia

April 16, 2008:

Theodicy - The (Supposed) Problem of Evil

March 31, 2008:

Genetic Engineering - II

March 20, 2008:

Genetic Engineering - I

March 3, 2008:


February 23, 2008

The Fallacy of Creation Science

February 16, 2008

Redeem the Time: You Have More than You Think!

February 12, 2008

The Heart: Towards a Biblical Understanding

January 30, 2008

Summary Principles of Vocation, Career, Leisure, and Retirement

January 26, 2008

Living Art: Christian Experience and the Arts

Several recent additions and changes to Glossary.

January 19, 2008

The Effective Christian Life: Self-Fulfillment by Serving Others

January 14, 2008

Theology in Small Bites: 6. Saving Faith - Part II

January 7, 2008

Glossary: Conscience

December 29, 2007

Glossary (definitions): Canon, Spiritual Gifts, Talents, Vocation

December 25, 2007

Glossary definitions: Humanism, Secular Humanism, Secularism, Utopia

December 21, 2007

12. Turn off the television!

December 18, 2007

Summary Worldview in Medicine

December 11, 2007

Sexuality: The Reformation and the Puritans

December 6, 2007

Art and the Arts: Summary Principles

December 1, 2007

Modern Medicine Under the Authority of Scripture

November 23, 2007

Unraveling the Concept of Logic

November 10, 2007

Beauty and Beautiful in the Bible

November 3, 2007

Addition of the following Basic and Obstacle to one's having a solid, Biblical worldview.

11. Having a sense of God’s real presence in history and the present.

October 31, 2007

Glossary: Dichotomy and Trichotomy

October 28, 2007

Greek Thought and Philosophy: More than One Theme

October 22, 2007

The Myth of the Ecological Indian

October 15, 2007

Saving Faith - Part I

October 10, 2007

Generic Faith or Faith in Everyday Life

October 6, 2007

Summary Principles of Anthropology and Religions

October 2, 2007

The Fullness of Salvation Continuing series of Theology in Small Bites

September 24, 2007

Salvation from What?  To What? Continuing series of Theology in Small Bites

September 20, 2007

Another obstacle to that is basic to be able to develop and understand a Biblical worldview.

10. We do not accumulate and have readily available the best books and other resources that we can find.

September 14, 2007

The following are total transfers from our sister website that include all the contents of The Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine and most of the newsletter, Biblical Reflections on Modern Medicine, both of which the primary author of this Biblical Worldview21 website was either the author or participating author for the 10 years of their publication.

Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine

Biblical Reflections on Modern Medicine

September 9, 2007

About the Author, Franklin E. (Ed) Payne, M.D. and His Websites

September 5, 2007:

Summary Principles of Education

August 25, 2007

Summary Principles of the Church

August 15, 2007

In Defense of Systematic Theology

August 7, 2007

Summary Principles of the Kingdom of God

July 25, 2007

Kingdom of God: Henry Stob

July 23, 2007

Allopathic vs. Alternative Medicine

Summary Principles of Biblical Ethics

July 9, 2007

Addendum to Regeneration

July 3, 2007

Summary Principles of Marriage, Family, Divorce, and Sexuality

June 27, 2007

Regimen Forgotten: Prescription for Health

June 21, 2007

Historical Connection (of Abortion) with Capital Punishment

June 19, 2007

A Biblical Perspective on the Problem of Illegal Aliens

June 12, 2007

Chapter 11: Kinds and Degrees of Faith

June 8, 2007:

Chapter 10: Faith: A Gift of God

June 6, 2007

Chapter 9: Faith Applied to Historical Doctrines of the Church

June 4, 2007

Book: Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God

Chapter 8: What Difference Does a Right Understanding of Faith Make?

May 23, 2007

Book: Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God

Chapter 6: Commentary on Some Key Verses about Faith

Chapter 7: Faith and Practice

May 19, 2007

Book: Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God

Chapter 4: The Relevance of Saving Faith - Part II

Chapter 5: Why Christians Differ over Biblical Faith (Truth)

May 18, 2007

Summary Principles of Economics

May 14, 2007

Summary Principles of Medical Ethics

May 10, 2007

Glossary: Creation Mandates

May 7, 2007

Chapter 3: The Relevance of Saving Faith - Part I

Continuing post of the book: Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God.

May 2, 2007

Summary Principles of Civil Law, Government, and Politics

April 30, 2007

The Myth of Overpopulation and the Creation Mandate

A Return to Hard Currency Works a "Miracle"

April 18, 2007

Summary Principles of Social Justice

April 15, 2007

Brief Notes on the Epistemology of the Natural Sciences

April 10, 2007

Summary Principles of Natural Science

April 5, 2007

Book: Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God.  Chapter 2: Saving Faith

April 3, 2007

Glossary: Inescapable concept

April 2, 2007

Human Rights and Right to Medical Care within a Biblical Worldview

March 28, 2007

Summary Principles of Creation

March 27, 2007

Epistemology: Summary Principles

March 26, 2007

Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science

March 22, 2007

Basics and Obstacles: Thus Says the Lord, Repent!

March 20, 2007

Economics and Business: The Myth of the Robber Barons of America

March 19, 2007

The Law Existed Before Moses and Mt. Sinai

Leading a Life of "Quiet Desperation"

March 18, 2007

Glossary: Evolution, Theistic Evolution

March 17, 2007

Major addition: Law, Love, Grace, Mercy, Justice and Equity and Summary Principles

Glossary: Uniformitarianism

March 16, 2007

Glossary: Mechanism, Mechanistic Materialism, Naturalism

March 15, 2007

Basics and Obstacles to a Biblical Worldview: 2) Having a Right Understanding of Faith (scroll down to #2)

March 14, 2007

Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God: Introduction and Chapter 1

March 13, 2007

Glossary: Free Will, Predestination, and Responsibility

March 12, 2007

Glossary: Dialectic, Dialectical materialism, Existentialism, Naturalism, Positivism

The Kingdom of God: Affirmations and Denials (link added)

Work Out Your Own Salvation with Fear and Trembling

March 11, 2007

The Kingdom of God (also added to Glossary)

March 10, 2007

Basics of a Biblical Worldview: 6

March 8, 2007

Glossary: Fact, Functional Knowledge, Pragmatic Knowledge, Reformation (changed)

March 7, 2007

Basics of a Biblical Worldview: 1, 3-5

March 6, 2007

Glossary: Legalism, Pagan, Religion, Social Justice, Unregenerate

February 28, 2007

Glossary: Law, Logic, Philosophy, Truth

February 22, 2007

Principles of Hermeneutics: Addition of 13(B)

February 19, 2007

Glossary:  Epistemology, Evangelical (addition), Evangelical

Addition to Truth: Concepts, Nuances... The Pragmatic Test of Truth

February 15, 2007

Glossary: Equity

February 13, 2007

Crime and Punishment: Summary Principles

February 10, 2007

Additional thoughts to The Biblical Heart

Glossary: Biblical psychology

February 9, 2007

Crime and Punishment: Law and Love at Seminary: An Encounter

February 8, 2007

Glossary: Justice

February 7, 2007

Glossary: Government, Love

February 6, 2007

Glossary: Heart

February 5, 2007

Glossary: Belief, Believe, Faith (Generic Faith, Saving Faith)

February 3, 2007

The Effective Christian Life: Assurance of Salvation: Simply Considered

February 1, 2007

Glossary: Coherence Theory of Truth

January 31, 2007

The Effective Christian Life

Time Management or How to Get Up Early

The Danger of “Quiet Times” and “Devotionals”

Glossary: Apologetics, Faith

January 30, 2007

Glossary: Salvation  (link to article already posted)

January 29, 2007

Anthropology: God's Creation of Man as "Other"

Glossary: Anthropomorphism, History

January 28, 2007

Glossary: Emotion(s), Sociology, Subconscious Mind

January 27, 2007

Glossary: Anthropology


All the Articles below, and Glossary entries that are not named above, were posted from January 9 - January 25, 2007

Psychology, Counseling, and Emotions

Summary Principles for Psychology, Counseling, and Emotions

Addiction As a Besetting Sin

Additional Comments on Addiction As a Besetting Sin

A Definition of Emotions

Guilt and Guilt Feelings: Clearing the Confusion

Modern Psychology in the Church (emotions, peace, love)

Science and Technology

Science and Technology

Additional Thoughts on Science

COR Document on Science and Technology


Pre-Adamites and Gap Theory

Crime and Punishment


Free Classical School Online


Biblical Medical Ethics (comprehensive website)

Government and Politics



Sociology, Social Justice, and Love

COR Document on Social Action

Anthropology, Philosophy, and Salvation  

Regeneration: Born-Again - Born from Above

Heart and Head: Towards an Understanding

Economics and Business

Business and Occupations

Law and Love

Apologetics, Logic, and Truth

Truth: Comprehensive Discussion of Concepts, Nuances, and The Bible

Saving Faith, Value, and Epistemology

Regeneration: Born-Again or Born from Above

Salvation: Its Phases and Fullness, Often Considered Too Narrowly

Heart and Head: Towards an Understanding

History and Providence

The Nature of History and Summary Principles

Examples of God's Powerful Providence in History

The Best History Lessons Ever!

Art and Communication

Art and Communication

Theology, and Eschatology

Hermeneutics - Principles

The Mind of Christ: Kuyper, Calvin, and Biblical Theology

Regeneration: Born-Again, Born-from-above

Salvation: Its Phases and Wonderful Fullness: Often Considered Too Narrowly

Reconstruction and Theonomy: Reviews

John Frame on Institutes of Biblical Law

G. I. Williamson "Some Thoughts on Theonomy" (scroll down page)

John Frame on Theonomy in Christian Ethics


See "ethic" and "ethics" in Glossary

Basic Principles of Biblical Ethics

Family, Marriage, Divorce, and Sexuality

Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

Vocation and Career

Business and Occupations

The Church

The Mind of Christ


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