Scholar Clark Pinnock, 1937-2010, home with the Lord

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  1. Siberian

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    Most of you have heard by now that controversial scholar and former NOBTS professor, Clark Pinnock, has passed away. Most of us remember his late and tragic theological departures. Russell Moore wrote an excellent tribute to Pinnock, remembering his early contribution to conservative evangelicalism.

    Moore's closing statement was balanced and entirely appropriate;

    "Let’s pray for the Pinnock family and let’s thank God for the good things God did through him. Let’s remember that the last chapter of a man’s life isn’t written in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, but in the Lamb’s Book of Life. That's good news for sinners like us."​
     
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    Very good read. What I like is that it was honest.

    A few before( going off the deep end on their teachings) Clark Pinnock not as well know moved me into what is called today the free grace camp today. Then about 15 years ago or so I did a study on him, and with out getting deep in it I came out of it that a Christian could live to where you couldn't tell the difference between them from a lost person. I had a friend that believed Clark Pinnock was the best professor he had at NO.

    I have been to many places that question his salvation, to teach as he did, I believe he was saved and as Jim said just came up with wrong conclusions. But if he had accepted Christ as his Savior, no matter what he did later he was in His hands.
     
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    Dr Pinnock has received his reward and we should be thankful for his life and contribution. While I am among the many who disagreed with many of Dr Pinnock's later conclusions, I will affirm (as many have) that you always needed to respect the man for his kindness and scholarship.

    He always seemed to convey warmth whenever I was around him at meetings and such. We are a better Church because of people like Dr Pinnock who pushed us to think and consider the oft neglected principle.
     
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    I hate to interject this, but in noting how classy Dr. Moore is here, it galls me when he comes under fire so much just because he's conservative. I agree with his sentiments 1,000% here.
     
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    Maybe I've been living in a cave; I did not know Moore gets a lot of criticism.
     
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    Deleted, nevermind.
     
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    I remember John Gerstner saying at a Bible conference that he expected big things from Pinnock. He thought he would have had the stature of B.B.Warfield if hadn't gone down his bypaths.
     
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    Rippon,

    We all, in Canada, had very high hopes in Clark. He was raised in a very liberal baptist church in the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec. He remained liberal until he went to England to study for his doctorate. He returned to Canada an evangelical and joined the reformation taking place in that convention. He was personable and informed and we saw a bright light rising.

    I am personally convinced that Clark was truly born again and never lost sight of that redemption. We thought he had returned to Canada when he joined the faculty at McMaster and this would further lift the convention out of its darkness. Soon, however, we were hearing students preaching these wierd doctrines and that they were coming from Clark...reaching into extreme pentecostalism. Some gave up on Clark at that point, but some of us also saw this happen with the man who formed Youth for Christ with Billy Graham. We all prolly adopt weird beliefs along the way, but never lost sight of who Jesus Christ is and that He redeemed our lost soul for all eternity. Clark continued to believe this uo to his passing. I shall be glad to reunite with him in glory.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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