Its been a long time Coming, but the book on Common Grace an

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  1. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    The book is finally done. "The Two Wills of God" has been a work in process for a few [i:294590f8ea]years[/i:294590f8ea] now, and I finally sat down and updated it completely. I'm done editing it.

    Does God Really Have Two wills?

    This is a 350 Page Digital Book covering the concepts surrounding God's Will and whether or not the Bible demonstrates that He has Two Wills or One Will. How does this work for or against Hyper-Calvinism? Does He love the non-elect? Is He good to all men? Is common grace really grace? What did Calvin, Augustine, Edwards, Owen and others say about this?

    Check it out here:
    http://www.apuritansmind.com/TwoWillsBookCD.htm
     
  2. Me Died Blue

    Me Died Blue Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    From what I briefly read on the site, it looks really good. When I decide to fully read it through, it'll probably take me awhile, though, due to my reading speed :thumbdown:. I especially read theology slowly, since I to to absorb and really think about every paragraph. (And when I'm not interested in what I'm reading, it can't keep my attention...:lol:) At any rate, I look forward to whenever I do get around to reading it through. Good job on completing it, Matt!

    God bless,

    Chris
     
  3. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    Holy cow.

    You should print it out and use that for your PhD dissertation.... I might! :lol:
     
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    I thought about that SS, but in our Chrisitan walk we want to grow. I don't want to use something I already "grew through" so to speak. I want to venture into something else.
     
  5. Bladestunner316

    Bladestunner316 Puritan Board Doctor

    hey at least I know your puttin the money to good use either helping the site or the pastors down in peru if only I had a heart for the gospel like them.

    blade
     
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    Its an amazing thing - they love the Gospel and love the doctrines of grace. We need to give them more though. They are starving to know more about the Bible, and more about Reformed Doctrine.

    Proceedes go to help them and prepare for the upcoming trip in July/August
     
  7. JWJ

    JWJ Puritan Board Freshman

    Webmaster,

    I look forward to reading it. As you know from our past dialogs, this is a subject that I have struggled with.

    JWJ
     
  8. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    I recall. Many have asked for it, so I finally sat down and finished editing it for the 10th time. Hope it is an enjoyment to you. It was a huge task to write, and some of the sources took a while to read through and ponder. Overall I think it was a sucess in its intention - hermeneutics is the answer.
     
  9. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Puritan Board Doctor

    Looks good. Any options beside Paypal that we can use to buy this?
     
  10. luvroftheWord

    luvroftheWord Puritan Board Sophomore

    Matt,

    First of all, supposing that you did choose to submit this as your Ph.D. dissertation, when would that mean that you would finish and have your degree?

    Second, I'm not going to be able to get the CD for a while, but I do plan on it. In the meantime though, can you briefly explain what you mean when you talk about "common grace" in your book? I have found that this is a term that is very easily misunderstood in theological discussions because different individuals often use and define this term in different ways. I'm just kinda curious as to what you mean by the term, or if you have a working definition of "common grace" that you offered in the book.
     
  11. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Puritan Board Doctor

    [quote:7c75e25d97][i:7c75e25d97]Originally posted by luvroftheWord[/i:7c75e25d97]
    Matt,

    First of all, supposing that you did choose to submit this as your Ph.D. dissertation, when would that mean that you would finish and have your degree?

    Second, I'm not going to be able to get the CD for a while, but I do plan on it. In the meantime though, can you briefly explain what you mean when you talk about "common grace" in your book? I have found that this is a term that is very easily misunderstood in theological discussions because different individuals often use and define this term in different ways. I'm just kinda curious as to what you mean by the term, or if you have a working definition of "common grace" that you offered in the book. [/quote:7c75e25d97]
    I second this inquiry. :)
     
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    PS - You can use snail mail. Address is on the page.

    Let me summarize my term - "I don't think "common grace" is a good term to use. I spend a few chapter dealing with how we should be thinking about it.
     
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