Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Is the Doctrine of Common Grace Reformed? Engelsma and Mouw Debate


Brandon R. Burdette said...

Were you aware that you were posting this on pretty much the 10 year anniversary-mark of this great debate? (Sept. 12th, 2003.)

Charlie J. Ray said...

No, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for pointing that out, Brandon. Richard Mouw claims to be an Evangelical and a Calvinist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Fuller Theological Seminary teaches that the Bible is only inerrant in a limited sense. Inerrancy only extends to the theological concepts they accept but in matters of science, history, geography, mathematics, etc., the Bible errs. Paul K. Jewett was once a student of Dr. Gordon H. Clark when Jewett was in college. Jewett at first endorsed biblical inerrancy but later rejected it because of his view that men and women are equal and that women are no to submit to their husbands. Later Jewett went further than that and endorsed homosexuality as a gift of God. What is ironic is that Fuller was started by four men who were solidly in favor of biblical inerrancy. Harold Lindsell's book, The Battle for the Bible, lays this out clearly.

Brandon R. Burdette said...

Mouw doesn't like the true God. I like to go to a Classical concert now and then, or to watch a play, etc., but as I watch things like that and appreciate art-forms and beauty, etc., I don't ever think, "This is so wonderful that God must love and desire everyone involved!" No... But I do pray that God would have mercy on them, yet according to His will. There could even be some of God's elect right there, performing for me. I don't know. If it weren't for God's Own orchestration, I wouldn't even be attending, and none would be performing. It's all God, and for God, and through God.

Inerrant in a limited sense? Ha. Contradiction in terms. The Bible doesn't err on those subjects anyhow.

Looks like Jewett was never a believer in the first place. What a trip it is to imagine studying seriously under Gordon Clark, and then later ending up with views like those.

I know that Piper enthusiastically and publicly endorses D. Fuller.

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