Donations for the month of December


We have received a total of "0" in donations towards our goal of $175.


Don't want to use PayPal? Go HERE


Forum Search
Member Spotlight
Rick Bates
Rick Bates
Charlestown, R.I. US
Posts: 187
Joined: January 2020
Forum Statistics
Forums30
Topics7,320
Posts53,347
Members965
Most Online523
Jan 14th, 2020
Top Posters
Pilgrim 14,071
Tom 4,077
chestnutmare 3,087
J_Edwards 2,615
Wes 1,856
John_C 1,820
RJ_ 1,583
MarieP 1,579
gotribe 1,060
Top Posters(30 Days)
Tom 22
Pilgrim 17
Meta4 5
Robin 2
John_C 2
Recent Posts
Progressive Christianity
by DiscipleEddie - Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:36 AM
Nero
by Meta4 - Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:56 PM
Spurgeon
by Pilgrim - Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:06 PM
Gracious High Priest
by NetChaplain - Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:05 PM
A Discourse on the Cleansing Virtue of Christ's Blood
by Pilgrim - Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:44 AM
Renewed Strength
by chestnutmare - Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:56 PM
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 285
carlos Offline OP
Addict
OP Offline
Addict
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 285
This New Perpective Heresy seems to be infecting many. Even now the Discerning Reader is speaking positively of N.T. Wright's writings:
Quote
While we realize that this book has raised many questions regarding Tom Wright's "orthodoxy", we find his critics just don't "get it." True, he is not content to simply echo the formulations of the Reformers . . . but what he offers is sound, Biblical teaching. Don't be swayed by those who are uncomfortable with exegesis that goes beyond mere tradition: Tom Wright has something to say to us. In fact, few contemporary authors share his profound vision of what the Gospel Paul proclaimed really is. This is a must read . . . but for true, discerning readers.
discerningreader.com


"Let all that mind...the peace and comfort of their own souls, wholly apply themselves to the study of Jesus Christ, and him crucified"(Flavel)
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 4,077
Likes: 2
Tom Offline
Needs to get a Life
Offline
Needs to get a Life
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 4,077
Likes: 2
I heard about this on another board. Apparently the Discerning Reader used to agree whole heartedly with James White on his critique on NPP, but now they have retracted it.
If you are interested in reading about this, please go to reformedreader.org to the open forum discussion.

Tom

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 551
Addict
Offline
Addict
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 551
I was reading through the linked thread at thereformedreader and there is a lot of mention about the ECT controversy? But the thread doesn't really give any details. What is the ECT controvery?

I'm not too familiar with thediscerningreader, but if they are embracing NPP when they once did not, it's a little sad. Especially since it seems like a site whose opinions are likely to influence Christians who shop there. I'm impressed with their selection of books though. It seems like a very good resource.

John

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,615
Needs to get a Life
Offline
Needs to get a Life
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,615
Origins of Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Evangelicals and Catholics Together: A New Initiative or Further Confusion?

P.S. I do not shop at Discerning Reader as their customer service (owner) is let us say "not up to par." There are plenty of other places to purchase books at great discounts.


Reformed and Always Reforming,
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 551
Addict
Offline
Addict
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 551
Thanks Joe,

Those are some good links. The last link talks a good bit about the Catholic idea of "infusion of Christ's righteousness", but it does not really explain what exactly it is. Just based on the wording it seems to indicating that we are made righteous before God when we accept Christ through faith because somehow Christ's righteousness is united with us thus allowing us to do good works. This is in opposition to the truth that our righteousness before God is really Christ's righteousness which is imputed to us and is based on Christ's perfect life, death, and resurrection. Is my idea of about the meaning of "infusions of Christ's righteousness" correct? I'm just guessing.

John

Last edited by john; Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:09 AM.
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 14,071
Likes: 20
Head Honcho
Offline
Head Honcho
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 14,071
Likes: 20
John,

The distinction between the RCC's "infused" righteousness and the Protestant's "imputed" righteousness is simply this: The RCC teaches that the righteousness of Christ actually becomes that of the believer. In short, the believer working by "grace" can actually do works which are righteous and which are accounted to the person toward their eventual justification. Contrariwise, Protestantism teaches that the righteousness of Christ is accredited to the believer only. This righteousness is an "alien" righteousness, i.e., it remains outside, apart from the believer and it is upon this alien righteousness which God declares judicially that the believer IS righteous at the very moment faith takes hold of Christ. Luther's famous utterance of simul iustus et peccator really puts it clearly; i.e., "at the same time righteous and sinner".

For more detailed information regarding this topic see these:

In His Grace,


[Linked Image]

simul iustus et peccator

[Linked Image]

Link Copied to Clipboard
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 37 guests, and 12 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
DiscipleEddie, atdcross, NetChaplain, winslowlady, Zach
965 Registered Users
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Popular Topics(Views)
1,303,845 Gospel truth