Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Why does TheFaithfulWord.org use capital letters on personal pronouns when referring to God or to Jesus?
Q2: Do you sell any books or other material on TheFaithfulWord.org?
Q3: Would you be interested in linking to my site?
Q4: Can I contribute funds to your site?
Q5: Would you consider posting my original article on TheFaithfulWord.org?
Q6: If Christian Hedonism has so many biblical flaws, then why do so many contemporary theologians have endorsements on the back covers of Piperís book?
Q7: Why do you use the New American Standard Bible translation so much on your site?
Q8: Do you have a biography posted for C. W. Booth?
Why does TheFaithfulWord.org use capital letters on personal pronouns when referring to God or to Jesus?
This is a personal habit I adopted many years ago out of fear and respect to my Lord. It is a very small thing to do, yet it matters much to me. Use of a personal pronoun, such as "he" fails miserably to convey the immense esteem I have for the Lord, so I choose to capitalize the word to "He," emphasizing that God alone is worthy of such a distinction and honor. Arguably, it is improper use of grammar to write in this manner, yet, I can bring myself to refer to God in no less a fashion.
Do you sell any books or other material on TheFaithfulWord.org?
No. This web site does not make any goods available for sale. All materials are presented here free of charge.
Would you be interested in linking to my site?
While linking to a web site (and being linked to from another site) does not necessarily imply endorsement of the content of that web site, TheFaithfulWord.org does tend to limit links to sites that:
Are focused on Christian doctrine
- Do not sell goods or services
- Have meaningful contributions to make to Christian growth
Can I contribute funds to your site?
Thank you for asking. From 2002 until 2013 the answer has been, "No, but thank you." This site has been privately funded as a personal ministry. However, the Booth family has seen its finances strained and may soon seek a mechanism to accept non-tax-deductible contributions for the continuation of this web site.
Would you consider posting my original article on TheFaithfulWord.org?
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- In general, the goal of the web site is Christian edification, articles should be written with that in mind.
If Christian Hedonism has so many biblical flaws, then why do so many contemporary theologians have endorsements on the back covers of Piperís book?
Since this is perhaps the single most often asked question I now receive, I have posted a one page response called Dust Jacket Endorsements.
The summary of that article is shown here:
- Dust jacket endorsements of Christian Hedonism represent only a tiny minority of published authors and theologians
- Dust Jacket endorsements are not a valid test of biblical or doctrinal orthodoxy
- Famous authors have often made judgements in error and endorsed an inappropriate idea
- Endorsement of one book or one doctrine is not a blanket endorsement of everything taught by one man
- Silence from other theologians should not be inferred as approval
Based on the above observations, it becomes readily evident that it is very possible for some famous theologians to endorse a book or a doctrine even if the primary premise of that book or doctrine ultimately proves to be unscriptural. Dust jacket endorsements are not the test of biblical orthodoxy--that test is reserved to be conducted in the light of the Scriptures alone.
Why do you use the New American Standard Bible translation so much on your site?
We use the New American Standard Bible (NASB) as our primary biblical text for several reasons:
Every Christian should own and use a version of the scriptures they can readily understand in a language and style they are comfortable speaking. This will make study and witnessing much easier for the believer and the potential convert.
The original writing of the scriptural texts was inspired, but those were written in languages we do not normally speak in the United States today, so a translated version is necessary.
The NASB is written in a modern style of English with which I am comfortable.
The NASB tends to be slightly more "literal" in its translation of difficult passages over some other versions and does not as often assume one interpretation of a complex passage over another.
Do you have a biography posted for C. W. Booth?
No, however, the explanation is posted here.
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