Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Red Beetle is Up to it Again

I was looking around youtube today and ran across the following video titled "A Van Tilian's Analogical Testimony Before A Calvinist Elder" under the label "The Heresy Of Van Til." Red Beetle, the creator of his and other videos we have posted, mainly goes after Van Till's emphasis on the Creator/creature distinction. He argues that unless we know the exact same way God knows, we cannot know anything, even the gospel. Of cource I disagree with him on this, as you would have guessed, but even if I agreed with Red Beetle, why this is heresy, I do not know.

(Also, I am not sure why one of the guys is in a cage when he is examined for church membership? My church does not practice this, does yours?)


  1. The heresy he refers to is functionalism...the idea that the trinity is one person in three persons, not one God in three persons, which is an established Presbyterian belief.

  2. Kelli,

    Thanks for the clarification, however Van Til does, unequivocally, affirm the classic formulation of the trinity. Clark on the other hand is a different story.

  3. When Van Til said that God is a Person he was simply referring to God as a personal God. It is the perichoresis of the three Persons of the Godhead that he had in view. That is entirely orthodox.


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