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Friday, July 25, 2014 10:54 PM Paul and the Faithfulness of God by Tom

Paul and the Faithfulness of God by NT Wright

Like most Christians of Reformed persuasion, I am not a fan of NT Wright or his view concerning what is known as “The New Perspective on Paul”.
Out of curiosity because it came from a Reformed source, I thought I would read a review of NT Wright’s 1500 page book called ‘Paul and the Faithfulness of God’. What surprised me right off the bat, was the reviewer’s (Simon Gathercole) positive review of the book.
As I was reading the review, at least on my first reading anyway; which admittedly that is all I have had time for. I was a little surprised at what the reviewer was saying NT Wright believed. It isn’t what my understanding of the New Perspective on Paul is. It would seem that if the reviewer is correct, NT Wright has modified his views on the issue. However, that might be just my take because I was a little tired as I read the review. It also seemed that the reviewer was a little confused concerning some of NT Wright’s views, because that seemed to contradict what he wrote in other books.
At the moment I don’t have time to explain what I mean by that. However, I thought perhaps others on the board might be interested in reading the review for themselves and perhaps comment.
I will state that I read this review first out of curiosity about what one Reformed reviewer had to say about the book. However, because I have not really had to personally understand NT Wright’s views, unlike other issues such as the Word Faith Movement and the Emergent movement. At this point anyway, I don’t want to spend too much time on it.
Anyone interested, can read the review at: http://www.reformation21.org/articles/paul-and-the-faithfulness-of-god-a-review.php
Tom

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:42 PM Obediance by chestnutmare

It requires more prowess and greatness of spirit to obey God faithfully, than to command an army of men…
…to be a Christian than a captain. ~ William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour

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Friday, July 18, 2014 7:35 PM James, again by John_C

We are studying James in SS, and every time I pick it up to read/study I have problems. Sunday, we are studying 2:14-26 and James does a good job in challenging 'false faith', but he does not mention that their is 'false works' at play as well, especially in our day. That is what liberation theology, liberal theology, etc is all about. Do good for your fellow men, but deny the gospel of Christ Jesus. What does good works play in having our sins forgiven. Is that man's problem, or is it socio-economic, demographic position?

How can I understand James better?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:15 AM Church of England by Johan

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Monday, July 14, 2014 8:35 PM All Things for Good by chestnutmare

It is one heart-quieting consideration in all the afflictions that befall us, that God has a special hand in them: "The Almighty hath afflicted me" (Ruth i. 21)... Job eyed God in his affliction: therefore, as Augustine observes, he does not say, "The Lord gave, and the devil took away," but, "The Lord hath taken away." Whoever brings an affliction to us, it is God that sends it...As the hard frosts in winter bring on the flowers in the spring, as the night ushers in the morning star: so the evils of affliction produce much good to those that love God.
~ Thomas Watson

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