“The Law is everything that God commands and the Gospel is everything that God gives and what He gives in the Gospel is everything that He has demanded in the Law.”

— The White Horse Inn

POST TENEBRAS, LUX! It is Latin for one the many slogans during the 16th century Reformation. It means After Darkness, Light. It is a slogan that sums best the attitudes of the reformers’ belief that they were once in darkness and now in the light because of the recovery of the gospel’s doctrine of Justification by Faith.

The title of this blog is After Skubalon, Light! Skubalon is a Greek word that was used by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:8, “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish [skubalon], in order that I may gain Christ…”

Various scripture translations like the KJV, NASB, NIV, ESV, and the NKJV) have attempted to find an eloquent way to translate this very strong word used by the Apostle Paul. It is the King James Version that actually comes closest in translating this word by using the word dung instead of rubbish.

So, what is the meaning of this word? Most scholars believe that this word means excrement, refuse or dregs of an animal, possibly of a dog. Skubalon is a very strong word and it is not too much of a stretch to translate this word into the English word shit! On my blog I am proud of fact that I don’t whitewash words. I think it is better to tell it the way it is, and if it is good enough for the Apostle Paul it is good enough for me!

The title of my blog can be translated as After Bullshit, Light! It is the best way to describe my journey to the Reformed Faith. I spent many years of my life being toss to and from by every fundamentalist wind of doctrine until coming to the light of the true doctrinal understanding of scripture (as best defined in the Reformed Faith).

About the Smoking Soldier

The image of the smoking soldier on the profile of my blog is NOT a pic of me. My pic is the last image on the banner at the top of this blog. Yes, that is me on in the row of pics of great Reformers past and present!

Why do I have an image of a smoking soldier on the profile of my blog? The pic of the soldier is another way  I try to tweak some of my fundamentalist friends. I never will forget the first time I saw this picture in the printed news. The liberals on the political left in this country and the religious right blasted this poor soldier for smoking a cigarette. Their outcry claimed that it was giving our “children” a poor moral example. I think the criticism of this picture is a good example on how the religion of moralism has infected most of American Christianity. Plus, I think it is a cool pic!

TimmmyOdds and Ends of ME

Here are some keywords that express some of my interests:

INTERESTS: Reformed Theology, Apologetics, Amillennialism, Covenant Theology, The White Horse Inn, Apple Computers, Working Out, and Cooking.

MOVIES (I love movie, especially the B movies. Can’t list all the movies I like but here a few): A History of Violence, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Tombstone, The Evil Dead, The Terminator, Alien, Blade Runner, Mad Max, The Road Warrior , The Punisher, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Departed and my new favorite is 300.

AUTHORS AND BOOKS: Bible (ESV), Frances Schaeffer, Mike Horton, and RC Sproul.

Hope you enjoy my blog and I welcome readers and commentators.


About Me

Greeting Friends,

My name is Timothy but I will be known as Timotheus on this blog. I am a Reformed Christian man living in Charleston, West Virginia (USA).

My blog will have entries of my personal, theological, philosophical, and political views from a Reformed perspective (or as I currently understand it).

To learn more about Reformed Theology read the article Reformed Theology by the late James Montgomery Boice by CLICKING HERE!.

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