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Saturday, May 27, 2006

New Resource

I have listed a new link in my sidebar column. It is a link to The Minor Prophet Library. The Minor Prophet Library consists of links to Biblical Commentary located at various blogs. You can read about it here.

So if you are looking to see what someone has written about Galatians, for instance, you go there, find the page of listings for Galatians and click on the links to the blog articles to read what other bloggers have written on Galatians.

You can also search for your own blog to see if any commentary has been included from there. I noticed that there was a sermon by my illustrious, older, uglier brother there as well.
Go check it out, I think you will be pleased.

15 comments:

Steve Weaver said...

I am pleased.

BugBlaster said...

Looks pretty cool. I'll get my mother to submit something from my blog.

Daniel said...

That looks like it could turn into a good resource if it takes off.

Sojourner said...

Hey! I was on there too! I feel special.

Also, as a personal favor Jeremy, could you go and take a peek at a couple of comments I made at Justin Taylor's place? It's under the "Half Truths, Whole Truths, and Complete Untruths" section. If I've gone heretic, it'll be easier coming from you.

Sojourner said...

That is, easier to hear coming from you.

Jeremy Weaver said...

I think you guys are arguing past each other, Brad. The one side is emphasizing faith and repentance to the point that the cross is an almost unnecessary work, while you are emphasizing the cross at the expnese of faith and repentance.

Over-emphasizing the 'real-time' fact that we are not saved until we believe can lead to a general atonement of sorts, where Christ had no specific intent in His sacrifice. And moving atonement from the cross to the time of faith an repentance seems to be a way of 'crucifying Christ afresh' every time someone believes.

On the other hand, overemphasizing the atonement to the degree that we arrive at 'eternal justification', as in Gill, actually does harm to our missions emphasis. I don't think Owen went this far, or even Gill for that matter, but 'eternal justification' logically carried out ends up in a denial of the necessity of faith and repentance. If all the elect were completely saved by Christ's death then faith is void and preaching useless. This is nothing more than a universal atonement restricted to elect with nothing to be done on the sinner's part.

The balance is a view of predestination that includes both the efficacy of Christ's death in securing salvation for the elect and the efficacy of the ordained means of salvation by grace through faith in the proclaimed Gospel.

Or did I miss what was being said over there?

Chad Dalton said...

Jeremy - Thanks for mentioning The Minor Prophet Library. Daniel is right. It will be good resource if it takes off. But, right now more than anything else it needs Christians that know good expository teaching to vote. If the good commentaries rise to the top and the bad commentaries are buried, it will be a great resource. Anything you can do to encourage others to vote would be appreciated. Or, if you have a suggestion for the site that would increase voting, I'm all ears.

Sojourner said...

Jeremy,

I'm not sure, I've been manually laboring like mad lately, and that's not good for a preacher. In reality, I think I jumped on a pet subject and didn't know I'd turned over a hornet's nest.

My initial reaction to the idea that John Owen's classic, "The Death of Death in the Death of Christ" is full of half-truth and error was incredulous. So, I challenged that in a sort of half-hearted way, and he came out ready for 10 rounds.

It seems that he is advocating a universal atonement but a "particular" application. I can't tell. I felt like we were talking about two things. I promise you that it was not my intention to undermine 'faith and repentance.' Rather, I sought to emphasize the fact that Christ's atonement did actually purchase pardon for me specifically. This is what seems to be the problem with what I've said.

Apparently, if it is true that Christ died in a Strict Limited atonement day, that somehow reduces gospel proclamation to revealing to the elect that they are already saved before they believe, which I do not hold to.

I've asked a couple more questions from him for clarity; we'll see what happens.

marc said...

Can you post something new, I'm bored?

Steve Weaver said...

Amen, Marc!

Garry Weaver said...

Jeremy,
Where art thou? Hast thou fallen into the Slough of Despond?

BugBlaster said...

Yoo hoo?

Gummby said...

Man, I thought I was falling behind on my blog...

Chad Dalton said...

OK. I came up with an idea. I know everyone has been racking their brains trying to find ways to encourage people to vote at The Minor Prophet Library. You were, right? Jeremy, I figured that's the reason you haven't been posting more often (which really seems to bother some of your readers). Anyway, here it is: similar to del.icio.us, give people the ability to add a list of Commentaries to their blog that they like in The Minor Prophet Library. Here's a more detailed explanation:
Help
What do you think?

BugBlaster said...

Hi Chad,
I've set this up on my sidebar. Called out the place in a post as well. It looks like a very useful place.