Doug Wilson's book

Discussion in 'Federal Vision/New Perspectives' started by jwright82, Oct 22, 2017.

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  1. jwright82

    jwright82 Puritan Board Senior

    I read one of Wilson's book. It was horrible! It was "Reformed Isn't Enough" , has anyone else read this book and what do you think?
     
  2. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    That book is so 15 years ago. It isn't a classic, it was a flash in the pan, an early work of a now discredited movement.
     
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

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  4. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    I went through the whole book debating Wilson himself, if you want to slog through it all here (RINE is "'Reformed' Is Not Enough").
     
  5. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Senior

    You swam the full length of the RINE, huh?

    (that was pretty bad)
     
  6. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    So bad it was funny!!!
     
  7. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    No one had better accuse me of being a RINE-maiden, that's all I can say.
     
  8. TaylorWest

    TaylorWest Puritan Board Freshman

    I've read many many many of Doug's books. Most of them are top notch. He should be embarrassed by this one. My guess is that it will show up under one of his 'recant' posts in the years to come.
     
  9. ProtestantBankie

    ProtestantBankie Puritan Board Freshman

    Glad to see the universal opinion is the sensible one!
     
  10. jwright82

    jwright82 Puritan Board Senior

    You know, his argument is just flawed. He tries to wave the biblical flag and turn around and and write things that are unreformed and say, or imply, "im just reading the bible and believing it". So when the bible says "to the elect at such and such a church" it means that the whole church is elected in some sense. Its the whole "objectivity" thing thats the problem. Also they eschew theology at the beginning, with the distinctions and such, only to turn around and make massive distinctions at the end. It's hypocrisy. I don't know that's just my rant. I hate underhanded scholarship.
     
  11. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    It goes further than that. One could say "Well, he wrote it 15 years ago and he's changed online." True, he did recant the name Federal Vision, but he didn't follow that with doctrinal repentance and apologies for all of the churches his teaching has split.
     
  12. zsmcd

    zsmcd Puritan Board Freshman

    "Short." :p
     
  13. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    Tongue in cheek, short. ;)
     
  14. jwright82

    jwright82 Puritan Board Senior

    Right! It only has to be "short" because that's how bad the book is. Now that's funny I don't care you are that's funny (borrowed capital, yes that' a Van Til joke).
     
  15. zsmcd

    zsmcd Puritan Board Freshman

    Subjective short, not objective short.
     
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