About the Author
Hello. I’m Bob Gonzales. Basically, I’m a sinner saved by God’s grace through Christ’s atoning work on the cross. More particularly, I’ve served as a pastor of four Baptist congregations and have been the Academic Dean and a professor of Reformed Baptist Seminary since 2005. I also serve as an adjunct Professor of Old Testament Studies for Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. I hold a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Theology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Old Testament Interpretation from Bob Jones University. I’m the author of Where Sin Abounds: the Spread of Sin and the Curse in Genesis with Special Focus on the Patriarchal Narratives, and have contributed articles to the Reformed Baptist Theological Review, The Founders Journal, and the Westminster Theological Journal. I am also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. My wife, Becky, and I reside in California and have five wonderful children: Robert III, Hosanna, James, Augustin, and Calvin.
About the Blog
It Is Written exists to promote the Reformation doctrine of sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone) and its corollary principle semper reformanda (always reforming). I’m basically Reformed and Baptist in my theological orientation. But more importantly, I’m a Bible believing Christian who affirms the verbal and plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture (66 books) in their original autographs. I believe that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in all their parts and are, therefore, trustworthy and authoritative in all that they affirm concerning history, science, doctrine, ethics, religious practice, or any other topic. Moreover, I believe that salvation always has been and always will be through faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone. These convictions have been articulated well the great Reformed Confessions of Faith, especially, in the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, which is the confessional standard of the seminary where I serve. But I don’t believe the Holy Spirit’s work of illuminating the church stopped in the seventeenth century. He continues to teach the church, and I continue to learn more of his Word even through other theological traditions. My prayer and hope is that God might be pleased to use the content posted on this blog to promote a stronger commitment to the Scripture’s supremacy over all thought and life–to the end that we might more fully glorify and enjoy him in all that we do!