Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Fallible Prophets of New Calvinism, Chapter II: Lexical Fallacies of Fallible Prophecy

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

Table of Contents:  9781935358138 _covRGBFLAT[4]

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 II we explore the core exegetical fallacies found within the theology of “fallible prophecy.” Despite the clear and cogent descriptions of prophecy found within the Old and New Testament Scriptures, the advocates of fallible prophecy seek to redefine prophecy in the New Testament era by means of profane (secular) Greek definitions. This is a curious tactic, especially since the word prophet (H. nabiy, G. prophetes) is not lacking in scriptural uses and examples. The danger of utilizing secular thinking when defining scriptural terms should be self evident to most; however many today are being drawn into such thinking. This chapter more deeply explores the dangers of redacting biblical word meanings with worldly thinking.