Quotation below- Not me, but still worth thinking upon.As I have said before, I am neither a Van Tilian or Clarkian, but lean more to Clark and Scripturalism.I also appreciate Bahnsen, who I personally believe was much clearer than Van Til........Tartanarmy
Although there is clearly humor here, the subject of Cornelius Van Til's heresy is deadly serious. VanTil's theology of irresolvable paradox is a heresy matrix. In my opinion, it gave birth to Federal Vision. I do not think it is any coincidence that almost all, if not all, of the proponents of Federal Vision are Van Tilians.
Gordon H. Clark tried to warn Presbyterians back in the 1940's about the heresy of Van Til, but the Orthodox Presbyterian Church wouldn't listen, even after they ruled in Gordon H. Clark's favor in what has been called the Clark / Van Til Controversy. It wasn't long before the irrationalism of Van Til made it possible for the Covenant of Works to be dismissed from Westminster Seminary, Pennsylvania.
But the Covenant of Works was not all that was dismissed from that seminary.Norman Shepherd, another paradoxical theologian, would also be dismissed--for teaching justification by faith and works! Cornelius Van Til and Greg Bahnsen would both publicly defend Shepherd's heretical theology, but still no one paid attention.So now we have Federal Vision, and still there are some who can't figure out what the source of this heresy might be.