Friday, May 24, 2013

The Fallible Prophets of New Calvinism, Chapter I: Prophecy - A Test of Love

 

The Book: The Fallible Prophets of New Calvinism: An Analysis, Critique, and Exhortation Concerning Wayne Grudem’s Teaching on “Fallible Prophecy”, is available here.

9781935358138-_covRGBFLAT4[1]Table of Contents:

Introduction: A Primer to Prophecy 

Chapter I: Prophecy - A Test of Love

Chapter II: Fallible Prophecy – Lexical Concerns

Chapter III: Fallible Prophecy – The Case of Agabus 

Chapter IV: Fallible Prophecy – A Gift for All?

Conclusion: The Fallible Prophets of New Calvinism

In Chapter I we examine the Old and New Testament biblical mandates for testing those who claim to be prophets. These tests are not only important for measuring the claimants of the prophetic gift, but they are also crucial for the congregation of God’s people. Failure to apply these tests is no small matter. Central to these prescribed tests is the evaluation of genuine love (Deuteronomy 13:1-5, 1 Corinthians 13) because the congregation that tolerates false prophets is one that no longer prioritizes God’s supreme word above all. In the worst of all cases, such an absence of love stands as a grave warning, or as the Apostle Paul said: “if anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed” 1 Corinthians 16:22.