Vern Sheridan Poythress


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Madera, CA, The United States
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Vern Sheridan Poythress was born in 1946 in Madera, California, where he lived with his parents Ransom H. Poythress and Carola N. Poythress and his older brother Kenneth R. Poythress. After teaching mathematics for a year at Fresno State College (now California State University at Fresno), he became a student at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.Div. (1974) and a Th.M. in apologetics (1974). He received an M.Litt. in New Testament from University of Cambridge (1977) and a Th.D. in New Testament from the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa (1981).

He has been teaching in New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia since 1976. In 1981 he was ordained as a teaching elder in the Refor
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“Letting the Bible speak for itself, that is, letting it speak in its own terms, includes letting the Bible speak from within its own worldview rather than merely our own.”
Vern Sheridan Poythress, Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

“We need the Holy Spirit to change our hearts if we are going to be willing to come to God and hear his word submissively.”
Vern Sheridan Poythress, Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

“The person who goes astray from God’s wise guidance burdens himself with sorrows and frustrations. In fact, he ends up being a slave to his own desires.”
Vern Sheridan Poythress, Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible



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