Reformed Theology Germans Need a Good Bible Translation. How Can We Solve This Problem?  Calvinism

Germans Need a Good Bible Translation. How Can We Solve This Problem?

Reformed Theology Germans Need a Good Bible Translation. How Can We Solve This Problem?  Calvinism
Germans Need a Good Bible Translation. How Can We Solve This Problem?

We recently wrapped up our missions conference, and one of the missionary couples we had the privilege of hosting is ministering in Germany. To my complete surprise, they said that they are in need of a good German bible translation. They either have to lean on the mainstream and quite liberal translation or turn to something that is essentially a paraphrase.

I asked them how this could be. How could a country like Germany not have a good bible translation (like the NASB or ESV) in their native tongue?

The couple didn't know the answer, but assured me that it is a problem. Many Germans know English, to some degree, so they can pick up our editions, but as many of you know, it is critical to the have the Scriptures in your heart language.

Is anyone else aware of this problem? And what in the world can we do to fix this?

We recently wrapped up our missions conference, and one of the missionary couples we had the privilege of hosting is ministering in Germany. To my complete surprise, they said that they are in need of a good German bible translation. They either have to lean on the mainstream and quite liberal translation or turn to something that is essentially a paraphrase.I asked them how this could be. How could a country like Germany not have a good bible translation (like the NASB or ESV) in their native tongue?The couple didn’t know the answer, but assured me that it is a problem. Many Germans know English, to some degree, so they can pick up our editions, but as many of you know, it is critical to the have the Scriptures in your heart language.Is anyone else aware of this problem? And what in the world can we do to fix this?
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Reformed Theology Agree or Disagree: Universal Satisfaction (of the Reformed variety) Falls Well Within the Boundary of Dort? (I say yes!)  Calvinism

Agree or Disagree: Universal Satisfaction (of the Reformed variety) Falls Well Within the Boundary of Dort? (I say yes!)

Reformed Theology Agree or Disagree: Universal Satisfaction (of the Reformed variety) Falls Well Within the Boundary of Dort? (I say yes!)  Calvinism
Agree or Disagree: Universal Satisfaction (of the Reformed variety) Falls Well Within the Boundary of Dort? (I say yes!)

As a longtime Calvinist, I am genuinely surprised at how many in the Reformed camp seem to think that an advocate of definite atonement cannot maintain universal satisfaction (that Christ did in fact pay a sufficient and objective price for the sins of all people).

I'm interested to know from those of you who would react strongly against the above why you feel so strongly; what has led you to believe that limited expiation for the elect alone is the only viable Reformed position?

I really don't mean to sound snarky, but would genuinely like to understand the influences (literature and people) who have led us to largely think this.

As a longtime Calvinist, I am genuinely surprised at how many in the Reformed camp seem to think that an advocate of definite atonement cannot maintain universal satisfaction (that Christ did in fact pay a sufficient and objective price for the sins of all people).I’m interested to know from those of you who would react strongly against the above why you feel so strongly; what has led you to believe that limited expiation for the elect alone is the only viable Reformed position?I really don’t mean to sound snarky, but would genuinely like to understand the influences (literature and people) who have led us to largely think this.
Link: Agree or Disagree: Universal Satisfaction (of the Reformed variety) Falls Well Within the Boundary of Dort? (I say yes!)
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Reformed Theology Are Star Trek Transporters Death Machines?  Calvinism

Are Star Trek Transporters Death Machines?

Reformed Theology Are Star Trek Transporters Death Machines?  Calvinism
Are Star Trek Transporters Death Machines?

So yeah, if you aren't following our new Reformed podcast Sensus Divinipodcastis get over there and give us a try.

https://sensusdivinipodcastis.com/

On a more ridiculous note, we ask in our latest episode whether or not Star Trek transporters are death machines. I lean towards saying that that they are. Pastor Dennis tilts the other way.

What say you?

So yeah, if you aren’t following our new Reformed podcast Sensus Divinipodcastis get over there and give us a try.https://sensusdivinipodcastis.com/On a more ridiculous note, we ask in our latest episode whether or not Star Trek transporters are death machines. I lean towards saying that that they are. Pastor Dennis tilts the other way.What say you?
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Reformed Theology A Plea to my Reformed Brothers: Beware the Creeping Advance of Reductionism and Hyper-Calvinism  Calvinism

A Plea to my Reformed Brothers: Beware the Creeping Advance of Reductionism and Hyper-Calvinism

Reformed Theology A Plea to my Reformed Brothers: Beware the Creeping Advance of Reductionism and Hyper-Calvinism  Calvinism
A Plea to my Reformed Brothers: Beware the Creeping Advance of Reductionism and Hyper-Calvinism
https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/a-plea-to-my-reformed-brothers-beware-the-creeping-advance-of-reductionism-and-hyper-calvinism/
https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/a-plea-to-my-reformed-brothers-beware-the-creeping-advance-of-reductionism-and-hyper-calvinism/
Link: A Plea to my Reformed Brothers: Beware the Creeping Advance of Reductionism and Hyper-Calvinism
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Reformed Theology Do All Infants Go to Heaven When They Die? A Reply to Those Who Answer in the Negative  Calvinism

Do All Infants Go to Heaven When They Die? A Reply to Those Who Answer in the Negative

Reformed Theology Do All Infants Go to Heaven When They Die? A Reply to Those Who Answer in the Negative  Calvinism
Do All Infants Go to Heaven When They Die? A Reply to Those Who Answer in the Negative
https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/do-all-infants-go-to-heaven-when-they-die-a-reply-to-those-who-answer-in-the-negative/
https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/do-all-infants-go-to-heaven-when-they-die-a-reply-to-those-who-answer-in-the-negative/
Link: Do All Infants Go to Heaven When They Die? A Reply to Those Who Answer in the Negative
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Reformed Theology Calling all apologists- The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Free Book)  Calvinism

Calling all apologists- The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Free Book)

Reformed Theology Calling all apologists- The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Free Book)  Calvinism
Calling all apologists- The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Free Book)
https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/the-case-for-utter-hopelessness-free-pdf-of-my-book-now-available/
https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/the-case-for-utter-hopelessness-free-pdf-of-my-book-now-available/
Link: Calling all apologists- The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Free Book)
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Reformed Theology A Reformed Critique of Limited Atonement (Or why limited expiation is hard to square with the well-meant universal gospel offer) [Think Moderate Calvinism vs High Calvinism]  Calvinism

A Reformed Critique of Limited Atonement (Or why limited expiation is hard to square with the well-meant universal gospel offer) [Think Moderate Calvinism vs High Calvinism]

Reformed Theology A Reformed Critique of Limited Atonement (Or why limited expiation is hard to square with the well-meant universal gospel offer) [Think Moderate Calvinism vs High Calvinism]  Calvinism
A Reformed Critique of Limited Atonement (Or why limited expiation is hard to square with the well-meant universal gospel offer) [Think Moderate Calvinism vs High Calvinism]

Greetings!

As a moderate Calvinist (think classic sufficient for all, efficient for the elect formula), I cannot see how limited expiation can ground a gospel offer for the non-elect. Here's a link to my thoughts. I'd certainly enjoy some interaction.

https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/limited-expiation-and-the-well-meant-universal-gospel-offer-a-logical-problem/

Greetings!As a moderate Calvinist (think classic sufficient for all, efficient for the elect formula), I cannot see how limited expiation can ground a gospel offer for the non-elect. Here’s a link to my thoughts. I’d certainly enjoy some interaction.https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/limited-expiation-and-the-well-meant-universal-gospel-offer-a-logical-problem/
Link: A Reformed Critique of Limited Atonement (Or why limited expiation is hard to square with the well-meant universal gospel offer) [Think Moderate Calvinism vs High Calvinism]
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Reformed Theology Wait! They Said What?!? Reformed Quotes on the Extent of the Atonement (which shouldn't be surprising but will be for many)  Calvinism

Wait! They Said What?!? Reformed Quotes on the Extent of the Atonement (which shouldn’t be surprising but will be for many)

Reformed Theology Wait! They Said What?!? Reformed Quotes on the Extent of the Atonement (which shouldn't be surprising but will be for many)  Calvinism
Wait! They Said What?!? Reformed Quotes on the Extent of the Atonement (which shouldn’t be surprising but will be for many)

Too many today are unaware of the differences between the High Calvinism of say, John Owen or Turretin, and the Moderate Calvinism of say, Edwards or even Calvin himself, regarding the extent of the atonement.

If you would like to consider a few quotes that just might surprise you, check this out. I have put together a sampling of quotations:

https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/in-defense-of-moderate-calvinism-wait-he-said-what-reformed-quotes-on-the-extent-of-the-atonement-and-gods-universal-saving-will/

Too many today are unaware of the differences between the High Calvinism of say, John Owen or Turretin, and the Moderate Calvinism of say, Edwards or even Calvin himself, regarding the extent of the atonement.If you would like to consider a few quotes that just might surprise you, check this out. I have put together a sampling of quotations:https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/in-defense-of-moderate-calvinism-wait-he-said-what-reformed-quotes-on-the-extent-of-the-atonement-and-gods-universal-saving-will/
Link: Wait! They Said What?!? Reformed Quotes on the Extent of the Atonement (which shouldn’t be surprising but will be for many)
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Reformed Theology Do the Non-Elect Fall Within the Scope of the Term "World" in John 3:16?  Calvinism

Do the Non-Elect Fall Within the Scope of the Term “World” in John 3:16?

Reformed Theology Do the Non-Elect Fall Within the Scope of the Term "World" in John 3:16?  Calvinism
Do the Non-Elect Fall Within the Scope of the Term “World” in John 3:16?

I recently wrote a short piece on the subject.

https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/1078/

Naturally, I land in the classically Moderate Calvinist camp, so I answer in the affirmative.

Thoughts?

I recently wrote a short piece on the subject.https://soundofdoctrine.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/1078/Naturally, I land in the classically Moderate Calvinist camp, so I answer in the affirmative.Thoughts?
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Reformed Theology The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Think Proverbs 26:5)  Calvinism

The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Think Proverbs 26:5)

Reformed Theology The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Think Proverbs 26:5)  Calvinism
The Case for Utter Hopelessness: Why Atheism Leads to Unyielding Despair (Think Proverbs 26:5)

Having spent the better part of my adult life wrestling with the claims of atheism, I wanted to write a book exploring the bitter implications of life without God.

There are certainly many good books on the topic, but I wanted to contribute something that was a bit different. I not only want the reader to understand the implications, but I want them to feel the implications. Really feel them. In this respect, I aim to press upon readers the hopelessness of atheism.

In so doing, I explore five key subjects. I argue that meaning is lost in the black hole of pointlessness. Human dignity is sacrificed on the altar of bias. Ethics perish in the whimsical tides of human preference. Rational thought is maimed by unrelenting relativism. And hope is dashed on the rocks of eternal nothingness.

As a longtime Vantillian, my goal is to stand squarely in the shoes of the atheistic worldview, as it were, and drive it to its most consistent conclusions.

Since I am not digging for gold, but want to help equip the saints, I would be happy to pass along a PDF to anyone genuinely interested but who cannot afford, or easily afford the book. Just message me.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

https://www.amazon.com/Case-Utter-Hopelessness-Atheism-Unyielding/dp/1547010622/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1498230490&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=the+case+for+otter+hopelessness

P.S. Oh, and if you have never acquainted yourself with the writings of James Anderson, you've got to give him a look. Seriously. Really good stuff. Some really high level Reformed apologetics!

Check this out: http://www.proginosko.com/papers/

And this: http://www.proginosko.com/audio/

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Reformed Theology I Need To Know Just How Bad This Video I Made Is? (Be Honest!)  Calvinism

I Need To Know Just How Bad This Video I Made Is? (Be Honest!)

Reformed Theology I Need To Know Just How Bad This Video I Made Is? (Be Honest!)  Calvinism
I Need To Know Just How Bad This Video I Made Is? (Be Honest!)

This may seem like an attempt to just get people to see my new book. But honestly, it isn't that.

I'm new to making videos. A couple people close to me watched it and cringed. One even said that it just isn't fit for public consumption. Ha! Perhaps so!

Anyway, the book is good, but I want need some media venues to help promote it. Hence my trying to make something.

So with all that said, let me turn to my Reformed brothers and sisters who will give some honest and constructive feedback (The link is currently unlisted, so it isn't public, but you can watch it).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dy0Q6hN9p4

Thanks!

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