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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. evangelist6589

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    I am on a book buying freeze as I have too many books to read and need to discern what I buy. For my birthday I bought two books one in systematic theology and the other on the trinity and await them in the mail. However I am always welcome to reading more on Preterism, Amillennialism, PostMillennialism, Historic Premillennialism, and so forth but I can only receive FREE books, and can't buy any due to my book buying freeze. Another poster here bought me a book called Free Grace Soteriology which I will return to read soon, but its enjoyable to learn about the other positions. This guy makes much different arguments than Mac, and seems to rely a little more on the Hermeneutical Spiral (Grant Osborne) over Mac whom has yet to mentioned the word hermeneutics in Faith Works. So I am open to learning opposing views. I do not wish to be like one poster here whom refuses to read books or hear any argument other than his own. But I must also hold to my book buying freeze until I finish a number of books in my to read pile.
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Have you read Osborne's Hermeneutical Spiral? Do you even know what that means? That is not the light reading you are normally accustomed.
     
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    Drop whom and use who.
     
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    Are you a grammar teacher?
     
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    I'm just reminding you what you had promised to attend to.
     
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    About 40 pages and it was very very technical so I stopped. Yes it would perhaps be one of the most technical of books I have read, however NT/OT Intro's were technical as well. Also reading the Puritans is no easy chore. But my question is. How many actually comprehend the material in that book 6 months or longer after they read the book? Or who do you know actually goes back to read that book again?
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: Deja vu all over again. For who it may concern...this is funny. Has to be at least the third time this week. Whom'd uh thunk it.
     
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    Years ago I came to the conclusion that it is necessary to "read" books that may be "over our head." If we do not stretch our minds and expand our literary capabilities then we will not grow. I say "read" because at the beginning it is perhaps less reading and more studying. But we often learn by being challenged. Some of the best books I've read were also some of the most challenging...and I continually return to many of those books - not because they remain challenging reads but because of the depth of the content. I remember reading one chapter over and over for a week to make sure I understood the author. These books are not difficult just to be difficult. Take your time and I believe you will benefit. (Hermeneutical Spiral is not a difficult book...BTW...it is just not a "quick read." Try understanding the process of the author...e.g., work through a short epistle).
     
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    I think you've answered this before, but I'm not sure -- why not?
     
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    Because you have not sent me a Kindle.
     
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    Understood.
     
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    "ever learning but never able to come to the truth"
    How much do you need? You claim to be a resource for churches and pastors on your site. So why the endless silly questions? http://www.cerm.info/index.htm
     
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    Your slander with that Scripture is totally uncalled for. Grow up. :thumbs:
     
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    I like the way you call John MacArthur "Mac". He sounds like he is a personal buddy of yours. He probably should be seeing all the books you bought from him.

    I had an Uncle Mac, I really did, but he's passed away. He was a good guy.

    Ok, that is all the guy who refuses to read books or hear any argument other than his own has to say. You can go back to ignoring me again. :thumbsup:
     
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    I have a iphone. I do not read books on electronic devices period. Just a preferences. For one I want my notes and highlights to exist 10 years into the future and not vanish when technology changes as what happened to the Palm Pilot and old Mac OS. I lost lots of apps, books and notes and guess what? Ever since MacOs leopard classic apps no longer run and ever since Mountain Lion PPC apps don't run. So guess what? It means I lost lots of books and notes from the Palm OS days. I'd estimate a very large number...
     
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