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New to reformed Theology, advice please

Discussion in 'Reformed Book Review Room' started by oberland, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. ec4v12

    ec4v12 Don't give up the sheep!

    John Frame's works are excellent. His Salvation if From the Lord is a very pleasant and profound read. Of course BB Warfield puts it out of the park!!!!
  2. singlecandle

    singlecandle Newbie

    Sovereign Grace by Brian Schwertley. You can find it on reformedonline.com
  3. Exodus20

    Exodus20 Newbie

    I would suggest first; Read your Bible all the way from Genesis to Revelation before reading any Theology book.

    When you have done that , you will probably NOT find the basis for the Calvinistic/Luthaeran/Augustinian way of thinking. You will ( hopefully ) see that the basis of the Reformed/Calvinist/ & Luther thought is straight from a guy in North Africa. His name: Aurelius Augustin (e) , and because of his bad misreading of Romans 5:12 ... The Western Church for many centuries has been teaching wrong stuff. (( he used the Latin Vulgate instead of the Greek N.T. written in the Greek language )).

    We humans die physically. That comes from Adam. Total Depravity and the "Original Sin" Doctrine of the "Western Church"... which comes from Augustin(e) and NOT from scripture... That doctrine is a monstrous lie. The R.C.'s , The Lutherans , Anglicans, Calvinists/Reformed teach "Total Depravity" because of Augustin's zero knowledge of Greek , and because he was strongly influenced by the Manicheans. (( They have/had gnostic tendencies . )) Sin means = 'Missing the mark'. Sin is NOT an inherited thing like a cleft chin or red hair.

    Stick with Holy Writ , and avoid wolves in sheeps clothing !
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2014
  4. NeoNM

    NeoNM Newbie

    If I'm not mistaken that sounds like Pelagianism to me. The concept of our sin nature is very Biblical as shown in Romans 3:10-18, Ephesians 2:1 and Colossians 3:13. It is evident that we all have a nature that is sinful- naturally we're very selfish, self-righteous people who don't seek for the things of God. I'm quite concerned that you call yourself a Baptist and advocate this position:
    Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned.