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David J. Engelsma
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I have just finished reading a great christian book, "Common Grace Revisited" by David Engelsma. David Engelsma makes it clear where this false doctrine eventually leads: a saving attitude toward the reprobate world; in a word, Universalism.

I have just finished reading a great christian book, "Common Grace Revisited" by David Engelsma. He makes it clear, VERY clear, what is wrong with the doctrine of 'common grace'. Common Grace is the glue that weds the world to the church. The propagators of Common Grace are exposed as those that contradict the doctrines of Sovereign Election and Reprobation, perhaps not with their mouths, but with their hearts.

Common Grace Revisited book. Widely known evangelical leader Richard J. Mouw has recently.

Common Grace Revisited is a response to Mouw's apology for common grace. It considers Mouw's arguments for common grace, examines Kuyperian (and now Mouwian) common grace in the light of Scripture and Reformed confessions, and proposes an alternative to common grace as the basis and motive of the Christian's life in society. The doctrine of common grace must not go untested. David J. Engelsma examines Richard Mouw's belief that "common grace" prevents the world of the ungodly from being totally depraved, so that the reprobate wicked can, by the power of this non-saving "grace", do good works and produce a God-honouring culture.

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The Comfort David J. Engelsma "There is no divine purpose with creation and history alongside and independent of Jesus Christ. The biblical gospel disabuses them of this folly" (Common Grace Revisited, pp. 81-82). Nothing, absolutely nothing, is unrelated to Jesus Christ. The meaning of history is Jesus Christ.

Representing the view against common grace was Professor David Engelsma, Professor of Dogmatics and . Those responses have now been published in book form: Common Grace Revisited

Representing the view against common grace was Professor David Engelsma, Professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament studies at the Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Churches in Grandville, Michigan. Those responses have now been published in book form: Common Grace Revisited.

Widely known evangelical leader Richard J. Mouw has recently renewed the case for a common grace of God. In his book, He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace (Eerdmans, 2001), Dr. Mouw recommends to all Christians the theory of common grace, Mouw contends, is essential for Christian life in society, especially the Christian's cooperation with non-Christians in forming good, godly culture.

Common Grace Revisited is a response to Mouw's apology for common grace. It considers Mouw's arguments for common grace, examines Kuyperian (and now Mouwian) common grace in the light of Scripture and Reformed confessions, and proposes an alternative to common grace as the basis and motive of the Christian's life in society.

The doctrine of common grace must not go untested. There are solid, indeed urgent, reasons, both theological and practical, for challenging its claim to be part of the body of Reformed truth. Common Grace Revisited presents some of these reasons.

Those who have read He Shines in All That's Fair, as well as those who accept common grace, perhaps uncritically, as the power of the Christian life in the world, will do well to read Common Grace Revisited.

  • I have just finished reading a great christian book, "Common Grace Revisited" by David Engelsma. He makes it clear, VERY clear, what is wrong with the doctrine of 'common grace'.

    Common Grace is the glue that weds the world to the church. It allows christians, muslims and atheists to work and cooperate for the common good of man even though they operate from contrary motives (the motive for the Christian should be to glorify the Christian God in all that he does. Can the atheist and muslim work from that motive?). Its hypothesis is that, since God gives life, prosperity and abilities to those whom He has rejected from eternity, there must be some sense in which He has a favorable attitude toward all of them even though He has determined not to redeem many of them from among the fallen race. But what has Athens to do with Jerusalem, darkness with light, Christ with Belial? Common Grace destroys the Antithesis.

    David Engelsma makes it clear where this false doctrine eventually leads: a saving attitude toward the reprobate world; in a word, Universalism. The propagators of Common Grace are exposed as those that contradict the doctrines of Sovereign Election and Reprobation, perhaps not with their mouths, but with their hearts. The Reformed thinker must understand that God is as much magnified by His Justice as he is by His Mercy. Many imagine that God is only glorified by His Mercy and that is the very point they go astray. When you get the idea into your head that God loves everybody, without exception, Reprobation will become a hated doctrine that must be explained away (go read Romans 9:13 again). Just because God bestows abilities and gifts on men, that is no sign that God loves them. Are satan and his demons recipients of common grace? They have a longer life, more abilities and more prosperity than them all! They will be cast down to Hell. It is not argued that we should remove ourselves from the world; we are in the world but not of the world, but we should be the ones spreading salt and light unapologetically and rebuking those men and nations who have forgotten God. Don't move the boundary marker that God has set. Reformed teachers are confusing the doctrine of Providence with the doctrine of Grace, creating a category fallacy. That men receive abilities and fortunes is not the favor of Grace but the dispensing of God's all-wise Providence. The Bible still states that the wrath of God abides on the wicked (Reprobates) "continually", so when does favor creep in? No doubt the same time as the wolves in sheeps' clothing creep in, unawares.

    Notable exponents and propagators of this error are the late Professor John Murray, John Piper, and Iain Murray, who try to argue, confusingly, that what they believe does not discover contradictions in God. Even Reformed professors who deny the arguments of Murray and Piper are going soft. They are too numerous to name. Why, Professor John Murray, because of this error, includes reprobates in the Atonement in his little book
    of the same name. A faulty premiss leads to a false conclusion, and a dangerous one at that.

    Augustine wrote his little book against Pelagianism, Athanasius was a lone voice crying in the wilderness defending the Trinity (Athanasius contra mundum), and now Engelsma effectively, scripturally, joins them in the battle against the Evil One by taking on the struggle against his false doctrine of Common Grace. There is a breach in the wall and he and a very few others (most notably John Robbins and the writings of long departed post-Reformational Puritans) are standing in the gap. If his conclusions are denied it is on emotional grounds, not the doctrine of Scripture.

    I recommend that you get this book as quickly as you can get it and read it thoughtfully. Common Grace, if left unchecked, will be the death-knell of the Reformed churches. Why, even now, they are the outposts of a varnished Arminianism. The world is in the church and and they have brought their culture and customs with them. That is why the church is worldly. The worldlings feel very comfortable there, while the Elect squirm and perhaps look for another, more foundational church to attend.

    You can't find the Canons of the Synod of Dort (Dordt or Dordrecht) in 99% of them. If elders were asked if they affirmed the conclusions contained in that document and were asked to affix their names to it, they would get instant, incurable writer's cramp.

    Further recommended reading: "Absolute Predestination" by the Reformer, Jerome Zanchius, "Antidote to Arminianism" by Christopher Ness (commended by the Puritan John Owen), "The Cause of God and Truth" by John Gill, "The Works of Augustus Toplady" and the Commentary on the Psalms by David Dickson, most notably his comments on Psalms 5 and 11.

  • As a Primitive Baptist pastor, I have several points of disagreement with Presbyterianism. However I find many things that I am in agreement with the author on the subject of "Common Grace." The reader will find the book very enlightening and written in a very scholarly manner.

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  • I thought it was a good read. I specifically liked the section regarding "common grace" in the creeds and the author's input on Luke 6:35.

  • I gave this two stars in light of the content rather than the style. This is a well written and argued book. Yet the nagging question still remains: how much of Occam's razor is too much? While the proponent of this book argues that we have exchanged "common sense" for the truths of scripture, it is always good to question a theology that makes scripture appear to fly in the face of common sense. The implication here is that God's internal life is less complex than our own. For while even Christians may feel a sense of delight in the actual capacities of a gifted unbeliever, the implications of this volume is that God is incapable of an equally nuanced view of his creation. This book needs to be compared with Richard Mouw's He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace. Also, one might want to keep their eyes peeled for the release of English translations of Abraham Kupyer's three volumes on common grace. While waiting, one should also read Herman Bavinck's work on common grace in vol 1 of Reformed Dogmatics (4 Volume Set), missiologist J.H. Bavinck, and Louis Berkhof's chapter on common grace in his Systematic Theology (p. 432). Also, I would recommend taking a look at Princeton's recently released The Kuyper Center Review, vol 1: New Essays in Reformed Theology and Public Life, 2010 and The Kuyper Center Review, Volume 2: Revelation and Common Grace. These volumes demonstrate the powerful explanatory work a doctrine of common grace can muster in the face of complex issues in our modern society- an explanatory power that a doctrine of providence (to this reviewer) seems inadequate to treat with the same robust winsomeness.