False teachers do not knock on your door with a brief case full of literature, and say, ‘Hello, I am here from the devil, and I have come to lead you into eternal torments.’ That kind of stuff never makes it into the brochures.
Today’s post will furnish an example of Doug Wilson redefining the theological term grace. Continue reading
What Paul says about koinonia reformation is healthy — wholesome. But some don’t consent to it (v. 3). The false teacher’s empty head does not keep him from being full of himself (v. 4). His heart and tongue are tangled — he has questions and verbal clashes. These produce envy, quarrels, verbal hostility, and jumping to conclusions about the motives of others. These men have bent minds and hearts and so they produce bent disputes. They think that piety is supposed to be a means of personal advancement, particularly theirs (v. 5). Get away from such people. This is a wonderful picture of the rabid revolutionary of the early nineteenth century, and it is a vivid picture of some of the people we had to deal with on our slavery controversy.
“But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’ When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”
Are we in the middle of a new Reformation?
I believe that we are.
Is this megalomania on our part? — ‘Who do you guys think you are?’
No, we don’t think we’re anybody special; no Reformer ever has been actually.
Trajectory. Continue reading
“I believe that true biblical balance in such things is the fruit of wisdom, and that such balance is not usually found in hot-headed young men, who do not know what spirit they are of (Luke 9:55). Consequently, prophetic rebukes should come from seasoned prophets, from men called to the ministry of guarding the Church of God. The work should be done by men of some age and wisdom, and not by novices, firebrands, and zealots.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
“Athanasius is not against the entire Christian world now (contra mundum) precisely because he was willing to be in that position then.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
“Folks who want me to shut up about the PCA sure aren’t acting like they want me to shut up about the PCA.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
Sometimes visual aids help. Continue reading
“Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous.” — 1 Timothy 3:3 Continue reading
Douglas Wilson’s problem isn’t a failure to use clear terminology. His problem is his willingness to use clearly deceitful terminology. Continue reading