Editorials -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 104:415 (Jul 1947)
Article: Editorials
Author: Anonymous


Editorials

Henry Clarence Thiessen

His many friends in the Dallas Theological Seminary were shocked to hear of the death of Dr. H. C. Thiessen on July 25 in Los Angeles. He had served the Seminary as Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis from 1931 to 1935 during which time he endeared himself to all who came to know him and the many students who were under his teaching ministry.

It was indeed a real regret in this institution when Dr. Thiessen accepted the call to service in Wheaton College. He has sinced served the Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary as its president during the last year. Dr. Thiessen was a most painstaking student and scholar. His published works will serve a great purpose in the Church. While in Wheaton he prepared a volume embodying outlines of theology. These, we are told, were being revised by him at the time of his death—having been used in mimeographed form at Wheaton College. The revised volume was to be at least 600 pages.

Sympathy is extended to and our prayers offered for Mrs. Thiessen in her hour of bereavement. A great and good man has been called home, one who was a defender and promoter of sound doctrine. He was a most worthy champion of the truth of God.

Bullingerism

Dr. William Bullinger was one of England’s greatest Greek scholars, who nevertheless went far afield at times in certain interpretations of the Scripture. On the basis of due authority it is asserted, however, that Dr. Bullinger reversed before his death practically all the heretical things he had advanced. Still, as these teachings have been put into print they have claimed the attention of minds of like tendency.

It has become common for a preacher or a teacher to be classed as a Bullingerite by those who wish to imply that the man thus classed is an extremist in dispensational teaching. Yet it is to be doubted if those who employ this term can give a worthy analysis of that which Dr. Bullinger taught. There is no such thing as a complete system of truth which Bullinger produced. His most extensive work is The Companion Bible, which contains so much that is invaluable that one can scarcely afford to be without it.

It so happens at the present time that some are classed as Bullingerites who are in no way related whatever to or in sympathy with the claims of Dr. E. W. Bullinger. Such foolish untruths should not be averred of any person unless it is thoroughly understood that these things are actually true and the person who makes the claim is prepared to demonstrate that the things are true.

Lewis Sperry Chafer

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