Friday, February 8, 2008

More info on Finnis Jennings Dake

More on Dake:
Finis Jennings Dake (1902-1987) - dispensational Pentecostal fundamentalist. A minister who rejected formal training and traditional theology for his own extremely literal interpretation of the Bible. Much of his labor in interpreting Scripture did not even involve reading the Bible, since, as he claimed, the Holy Spirit taught him hundreds of verses without his ever having to read or memorize them. He also credited the illumination of the Spirit for his special understanding of difficult texts. His Dake's Annotated Reference Bible is controversial for teaching the gap theory, adoptionism, racial segregation, and a view of the Trinity as three Jehovahs (three Gods), each with their own separate bodies, souls, and spirits

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Tracy said...

Thank you Elena!!!!!

Tracy said...

Candy wrote this on her latest entry... (If I cannibalize Jesus' flesh, and vampirize his blood, I will never die..) what is this but a very dirty shot at our faith... sick! Oh, Candy... your ignorance...

Faithful Catholic said...

I wonder how she interprets the words, "truly, truly I say to you. . . ?"

Honestly, she really does not "get" it. I would like to engage her in a discussion about invincible and vincible ignorance. Alas, that will never come to pass.

Erika said...

I can only guess that Candy believes that she knows better (20 centuries later, in another time and culture) what Christ intended than did the apostles and EVERY SINGLE Church leader from the time of Christ onward.

"They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again." Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to Smyrnaeans, 7,1 (c. A.D. 110).

"For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh." Justin Martyr, First Apology, 66 (c. A.D. 110-165).

"[T]he bread over which thanks have been given is the body of their Lord, and the cup His blood..." Irenaeus, Against Heresies, IV:18,4 (c. A.D. 200).

"He acknowledged the cup (which is a part of the creation) as his own blood, from which he bedews our blood; and the bread (also a part of creation) he affirmed to be his own body, from which he gives increase to our bodies." Irenaeus, Against Heresies, V:2,2 (c. A.D. 200).

I apologize for the long comment, and I truly thank you for your blog. It is so refreshing for those of us who do not have the time to combat every anti-Catholic diatribe she writes about our (and Jesus') beloved Church.