What would be your recommendation for a baptist Systematic theology?

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  1. Yeshua1

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    As our presby/reformed baptists do have several really good theological authors/books to cite, but what would non reformed baptists see as good texts to use?
     
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    The Bible. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Allan

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    That really depends on what you would consider Reformed.
    Many today who tote the name 'Reformed' hold to the points and any not holding to all 5 are not reformed, and to them this group is non-reformed. However historically not all who were called reformed held to all 5 points but in fact a large number didn't hold to 'limited atonement'.

    So my question is.. what is 'your' definition of Reformed?
     
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    Millard Erickson's and Augustus Strong both have good baptist syst theos. Rolland McCune recently put out a 3 vol syst theo (from Detroit Baptist Seminary). There are others that are baptistic (Geisler and Grudem). Plenty to choose from.
     
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    Erickson is a fine systematic, and its workable for those without the requisite theological tools (original languages, acquaintance with theology, terminal degree, etc.)
     
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    I thought the non-reformed, clung to the Scofield notes for their theology.

    :saint:

    Actually, the list here may help.
     
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    A continual favorite of mine is Robert Duncan Culver's systematic. He is not as Reformed as Reymond. Culver is Baptistic,somewhat dispensational and not covenantal. But he is warmly Calvinistic.

    I think non-Calvinists would still appreciate his work. He is very devotional as well as theological and knows his history.

    He is 97 and out-lived his own son who taught systematic theology.
     
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    I would Highly recommend Wayne Grudem or Strongs
     
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    You have actually studied all this?

    If so, then why does the Methodist minister down the block tell me (and the pastor of the PCA) both inform me that they will not stress doctrine? Al Martin, before he went away used to always stress doctrine and that's what I'm looking for in a church....caviot here...they need to be local. Tired church services each week don't feed me.
     
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    Earth, Wind & Fire

    Yes...they are in my library....with Strongs, Berkofs,Grudem....which I am not wild about....

    they are here for free also;
    http://www.founders.org/library/boyce1/toc.html

    http://www.founders.org/library/dagg_vol1/all.html

    http://www.founders.org/library/dagg_vol2/all.html

    These men expand the mind and are solid.Do we have to agree with every thought....no.....but even then we are forced to search the scriptures.
    The function of study tools is knowing scripture and it's Author better.

    We live in an age of doctinal compromise and apostasy.We are nevertheless to be faithful unto the Lord and His word. They will answer to God for their sin....we do not want to be found partakers of their sin however.

    Yes he did and for good reason.He feared that God was going to by-pass many in this generation who are amusing themself into hell. He told me that upon reflecting upon what he observed as a conference speaker and speaking with many pastors and church members...he was concerned over this.
     

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