The Anatomy of Sainthood

In 1992, Jack Crabtree read a paper entitled “The Anatomy of Sainthood.” Earle Craig wrote a response to it at the time. In Jack’s paper he explored the questions, “who will be saved?” and “what are the necessary conditions of salvation?” His paper involved an import paradigm shift in his understanding of the gospel and of the nature of sanctification. We are offering a reformatted reprint of that original paper and of Earle Craig’s accompanying response here. Because so many contemporary Christians remain on the other side of the paradigm shift that this paper represents, it will likely be as provocative today as it was in 1992. Neither Jack’s paper nor Earle’s response represent exactly what they believe today. Nevertheless, the primary insight contained in this paper remains foundational to both of their perspectives today.

To download a pdf version of the paper > CLICK HERE.

Biblical Divine Determinism and the Problem of Evil

One of the theological conclusions that has come to be foundational to the interpretive work that Jack Crabtree does in the Bible is the doctrine of divine determinism. He first reached his conclusion that the Bible assumes the doctrine of divine determinism around the time that he wrote his book The Most Real Being: A Biblical and Philosophical Defense of Divine Determinism. One of the things that his book, The Most Real Being, did not include was a thorough examination of how divine determinism fares against the so-called argument from evil. In more recent years, Jack has attempted to address that short-coming in his book by writing a paper entitled Biblical Divine Determinism and the Problem of Evil. In that paper, he attempts to give an adequately thorough defense of divine determinism in the face of the amount and nature of evil that exists in the world. After a few early drafts that have circulated, Jack has finally decided to call his most recent draft a final draft (albeit an initial version that he reserves the right to alter in subsequent versions). While the paper, like his book, will not be easy for every reader to follow, it tackles a very important issue that must be understood and settled by anyone who wants to understand the biblical message and its worldview. 

To download a pdf file of this paper, click HERE. 

Also, click HERE for more information about SIP’s ongoing offer of a free copy of The Most Real Being.

The Olivet Discourse: Jesus’ Teaching About the End of the Age – Recording #7

Earle Craig and Jack Crabtree continue their discussion of the Olivet Discourse. Recording #7 is their most recent recording.

To download the seventh and most recent recording in this series, click on the title below.

Recording #7 > The Olivet Discourse

Click the title below for the pdf file of Jack Crabtree’s analysis of the Olivet Discourse—a helpful aid for following Jack’s and Earle’s conversation about the Olivet Discourse as it appears in the various gospel accounts:

Analysis of Olivet Discourse in the Three Synoptic Gospels

To download the previous recordings in this series, click on the appropriate title below.

Recording #6 > The Olivet Discourse

Recording #5 > The Olivet Discourse

Recording #4 > The Olivet Discourse

Recording #3 > The Olivet Discourse

Recording #2 > The Olivet Discourse

Recording #1 > The Olivet Discourse

Click the title below for the pdf file of Earle Craig’s notes on Daniel 9—a helpful aid to understanding the portion of the Olivet Discourse discussed in Recordings #3 and #4.

 

 

The Olivet Discourse: Jesus’ Teaching About the End of the Age – Recording #5

Earle Craig and Jack Crabtree continue their discussion of the Olivet Discourse. Recording #5 is their most recent recording.

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Recording #5 > The Olivet Discourse

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Recording #4 > The Olivet Discourse

Click the title below for the pdf file of Earle Craig’s notes on Daniel 9—a helpful aid to understanding the portion of the Olivet Discourse discussed in Recordings #3 and #4.

To download the third recording in this series, click on the title below.

Recording #3 > The Olivet Discourse

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Recording #2 > The Olivet Discourse

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Recording #1 > The Olivet Discourse

The Olivet Discourse: Jesus’ Teaching About the End of the Age – Recording #4

Earle Craig and Jack Crabtree continue their discussion of the Olivet Discourse. Recording #4 is their most recent recording.

To download the fourth and most recent recording in this series, click on the title below.

Recording #4 > The Olivet Discourse

Click the title below for the pdf file of Earle Craig’s notes on Daniel 9—a helpful aid to understanding the portion of the Olivet Discourse currently being discussed.

To download the third recording in this series, click on the title below.

Recording #3 > The Olivet Discourse

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Recording #2 > The Olivet Discourse

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Recording #1 > The Olivet Discourse