Do cals Read JUST cals Authors/Non cals Just Non Cals?

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  1. JesusFan

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    Or can we profit and learn from others NOT in "same camp" as us?

    I have read/studied and learned from both Cals and NoN ones!
     
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    Absurd question my friend.....Is my God bigger than your God? :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I have read about 60 books this year. Some of the books I read are Leadership and Business related. A few are humorous or antedotal. However, the majority are theological. Here is a sample list of some authors I have read this past year that are by those I believe are not Reformed.

    • Gregory Allison (I am not certain of his perspective on Reformed Theology)
    • Lee Strobel
    • Roger Olson
    • John Marshall (Greek scholar)
    • William Hull
    • Danny Akin
    • C.S. Lewis
    • Ken Blanchard

    Two books were directly in opposition to Reformed Theology. Others, were not but were written by those who did not have a reformed perspective. Danny Akin is one I may draw an exception to because he is not reformed, but the book I read by him has a section that most non-Calvinists hate because of his exposition. However, he is not reformed.
     
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    I have read Robert Reymond and Bruce Ware's defense of their position on Election in a compilation book. I should at least get partial credit for that. :)
     
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    Your telling me Dr Allison isnt Reformed?!? Then I guess I cant read "Historic Theology" .....thanks! LOL:thumbs:
     
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    I am not sure and his Historic Theology was great, but he tries to keep a neutral view of this during the book. He is not anti-reformed, but I am not certain if he is reformed or not.

    His "Historic Theology" is great. The scholarship is superb, though it is a basic overview.
     
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    We can learn from both camps. Our precise theology does not save, only our Lord Jesus Christ alone does.

    - Peace to All
     
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    Some of the best expositors of the Non-Cal position are right here on the Baptist Board. So are some of the best expositors of the Cal view.
     
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    I disagree on both couts :tonofbricks:
     
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    there are NOT smart cals/NON cals here on the BB then?
     
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    Now IF we can just get both sides to know what each hold to, and to discuss this in "brotherly Love!"
     
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    I think the experts and scholars who are most respected, are beyond most here on this board, including myself.
     
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    Any of those authors come to mind?
     
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    I think most "real theologians" say little more than what is expressed here BB land. However, they often do say it with a much more eloquent language couched in terms only the most theological studious might be accustomed to.
     
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    Reminds me of the Older pastor training his associate one, and tells him that when you have "a weal point in your message, shout louder!"

    So IF you try to make a biblical point of doctrine, just make it sound more impressive then it actually is!
     
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    Obviously qaff hasn't listened to many theologians. :)
     
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    On the Reformed side, John Owen, Edwards, Spurgeon, Calvin, etc... A myriad of them.
     
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    Who is qaff?
     
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    Depends upon what one is writing. C.S. Lewis has his moments.
     
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    Brotherly love isn't about sickening sweetness. There is no noncalvinists who calls himself a Christian that I would begrudge acts of charity in his time of need (requests via the internet excepted). In the arena of competing gospels, however, there is no virtue in civility.
     

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