Plain Theology for Plain People

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  1. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    I downloaded this work last week and it's an easy read, solidly Baptistic and Calvinistic. I would recommend it to new believers.

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  2. Doulos McKenzie

    Doulos McKenzie Puritan Board Freshman

    How baptistic is it?
     
  3. E.R. CROSS

    E.R. CROSS Puritan Board Freshman

    I have never heard of the author, so I did a quick Google search. Does the current, so-called "woke church" movement consider him to be useful to them for their racial purposes? Or was his mission a gospel-centred one?
     
  4. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    He is a a Baptist who believed it was important to know and understand biblical doctrine.

    There is no "woke church," only the one true church...

    Sinners may read into or abuse the work, it happens.
     
  5. E.R. CROSS

    E.R. CROSS Puritan Board Freshman

    That's good then.

    I know there is no "woke church;" it is a mere man-made movement masquerading as truth.
     
  6. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

    I couldn't listen to the whole video but enjoyed learning more about his life in the first part, and how he learned to read, and why he was reading the Bible.
     
  7. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    The book doesn't touch on anything about race or equality, etc. just theology.
     
  8. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    From a reformed Baptist perspective, or more like say a Dr MacArthur?
     
  9. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

  10. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

  11. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    It's in the same vain as Strong's but not as deep.
     
  12. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    It would make a nice theological primer them it would seem.
     
  13. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Puritan Board Junior

    Plain Theology for Plain People?

    Are you referring to:
    • American Airlines
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Southwest Airlines
    • Spirit Airlines or
    • United Airlines
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  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    Since A.H. Strong denied inerrancy and commits other fouls (unfortunately they escape me at the moment.) I'd hope it's better than Strong. If not, don't bother, In my humble opinion.

    Besides, Strong is a mammoth book. How does "Plain Theology" compare to the smaller theology texts by the Baptists J.L. Dagg and perhaps especially J.M. Pendleton, which were designed for more of a lay audience?
     
  15. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    Obviously I would not recommend a book that would run contrary to the forums confessional rules, that stated, it's orthodox.
     
  16. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    The Strong one was considered to be the standrad Reformed baptist text for ST for years in colleges and seminaries.
     
  17. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    I believe he was a soft Calvinist, it's been 10 years since I've read his work, but I believe he denied limited atonement.
     
  18. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Its been awhile since read that book, and what I remember being troubled by the most was his take on origins, and how he viewed biblical inspiration.
     
  19. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    I think it was the standard among Northern Baptists, which technically back then would have included the West. Some in the South may have used it, some may have used something else.

    As for "Reformed Baptist," the term didn't exist back then, only coming into existence in the late 50s, if memory serves. They were probably much more likely to use Presbyterian books than Strong.
     
  20. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    I wonder if he holds to traducianism, like Strong.
     
  21. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Most of the theological books that I have read and studied were of the Presbyterian persuasion, as there did not seem to be really that much from a reformed baptist persuasion available to use.
     
  22. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Were you referring here to me? I hold that each human being has their soul created by God when conceived.
     
  23. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    No, the author of the aforementioned text.
     
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