Follow-up on BT and ST from Ken Casillas, Ph.D.

I liked these comments on Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology (following my post on the topic) from Dr. Ken Casillas, BJU Seminary faculty and pastor of Cleveland Park Bible Church. I asked if I could excerpt them on my blog:

[Carl Trueman’s] point about ST assumptions regarding the canon, etc., is one I regularly bring up to defend the validity and necessity of ST. Nobody is purely a biblicist. Our “beef” against ST is more along these lines:

  1. Be increasingly tentative the further away you are removed from the text.
  2. Watch against your ST contradicting or illegitimately redefining exegesis/BT.
  3. Distinguish between text-driven ST and logic-driven ST.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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