Agonizomai: Decisional Regeneration

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Decisional Regeneration
Know your church history. Know the old stuff and the more recent. Knowing the old stuff from the First Century puts the gospel and epistles in context and helps to correct some things we hold onto that are mere traditions. Knowing medieval and Reformation history will help to understand what can happen to the faith if it is not grounded upon the Word. Understanding 18th and 19th Century history will help to see how we have come to where we are in much of North American Christianity, following the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and the rise of Cartesian philosophy. 

This brief bit from Mark Keilar (found on Lane Chaplin's YouTube channel) gives a hint as to how Finneyism made the end of the Second Great Revival into a damp squib, and corrupted the methods of gospel presentation down to the present day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) in An Essay on Criticism, 1709:

"A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again."

New converts shouldn't be allowed to pastor, and we all need to be so immersed in the Word that we won't be swayed by man's methods.

9:28 am  
Blogger agonizomai said...


I never thought I'd see the day when a Pope was quoted in support of Reformed theology and Biblical evangelism.[/chuckle]

Thanks for the note.



2:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even poets can have common sense, eh? ;-)

2:41 pm  

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