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Book Talk: Review of Richard Muller’s Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics (PRRD)

 Informative and thorough review here.

A quote from the review:

For those of us who belong to a confessional church, we should work hard to understand how and why the particular doctrines we confess were formulated in a particular way. While a greater awareness of Protestant orthodoxy will not solve our doctrinal disputes or prevent our theological differences, we should at least know the theological convictions and expressions entrusted to us. We will always have dissenters – whether it is open theism, the new perspectives on Paul, or rejection of penal substitution. But perhaps if we knew the reasons for the truths we confess we would not be so easily wooed by attempts to redefine classical Protestant orthodox thought, even when done in the name of evangelical and reformed. For those interested, PRRD is a great place to start.


4 Responses to “Book Talk: Review of Richard Muller’s Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics (PRRD)”

  1. Leo

    Hi Inwoo,

    Whenever most normal people that love Jesus learn about the reasons for the truths you confess they are not so easily wooed by this desperately sick view of God that you preach. Give the normal evangelical some time to think on his own and reformed deception is history. The devil wants everyone to go to hell. The god of Calvinism only wants some people to go to hell.

    – Leo

  2. inwoolee

    Hey Leo,

    What do you make of the Holiness and Wrath of God which are clearly found in Scripture?

    Do we, sinners not deserve hell? In fact, we all deserve hell, BUT GOD…

    Ephesians 2:1-9
    1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

    As Niebuhr remarking on liberalism stated, “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.”

    Once we know how wretched and sinful we really are the more sweeter and awesome is the Gospel of Christ for sinners.

    Once you hide the wrath of God, and the justice and Holiness of God the Gospel is not as clear.

    As Sproul said in his Romans Expositional Commentary Romans 1:18-25:

    “People today are not particularly concerned about the gospel because they do not know anything about the law of God, and they are not at all familiar with the revelation of his wrath.”


  3. Peter Chen

    Wow, What is wrong?

    I am guessing that something is bothering you, Leo. I hope there was no personal problems where a “Calvinist” with a Calvin Crusade sticker cut in front of you.

    Well, with such steam and no reason given, one can only assume that you are angry about something. What about, I would not mind taking sometime to talk with you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry friend. Let us talk about it.


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