A Primer on Limited (or Definite) Atonement by Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor has posted a primer on Limited Atonement on his blog.  In it he summarizes the arguments of John Owen from The Death of Death in the Death of Christ,  Lorraine Boettner in The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, and John Piper from his Desiring God website.  If you have ever wondered about this doctrine this post will help you get a better understanding of it.

Take the time to read it and let me know what you think.

2010 SBC Annual Convention Live Streaming

You can watch the 2010 SBC Annual convention at this link.

2010 SBC Annual Convention

Current Events Quiz

I got 11 out of 12.  Click the link below to take the quiz for yourself.  Leave a comment telling me how you did.

Pew Research Current Events Quiz

Some Thoughts on Being a Bible Literalist

In this post, Chris Rosebrough has some suggestions for you if you are ever “accused” of being a Bible literalist.  I personally would consider it a compliment to be accused of this but it is most often meant as a way of labeling someone in a negative way.  Rosebrough says

In short, you should strive to have no opinion of scripture that contradicts or conflicts with Jesus’ view of scripture. When you adopt that position you’ll be in good company. That was exactly the same view of scripture that Jesus’ disciples who later became the Apostles took.

Rosebrough touches on the different genres in Scripture and how each should be read.  He also makes the vital point that when we read the Bible we have to seek the authors original meaning.  Read the article and let me know if you agree or disagree with what Rosebrough says.  For the record, I completely agree with him on this subject.

By the way, if you have never listened to his podcast called Fighting For the Faith let me suggest that you do.  It is very good and you will learn a lot.  I don’t agree with every point he makes but I feel very comfortable suggesting his podcast to others.

Seven Characteristics of False Teachers

Have you ever wondered how to spot a false teacher? Sometimes it is easy. Sometimes it is not so easy. Whether easy or not, it is imperative that we find and weed out those among us who are false teachers. In this short post, the author lists seven characteristics to help us spot them. These are provided by the Puritan Thomas Brooks in his book Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices.

As I read the list I was struck by how much this list seems to resemble those teachers who are in the seeker friendly movement.  Maybe it is just me or my bias against this unbiblical movement but I don’t think so.  What do you think?  When you read the list do you see these in practice today?  If so, where?

Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology (via Pastor Brett)

For those who have learned from Grudem’s book and may be interested in listening his lectures.

My favorite contemporary theology text, Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology, is now available in lecture form by Grudem himself via podast through iTunes. I have no idea how to link you there; I recommend you simply open iTunes and so a search for 'Wayne Grudem'. … Read More

via Pastor Brett