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A Study of Dispensationalism
by Arthur Pink

"But there is further reason, and a pressing one today, why we should write upon our present subject, and that is to expose the modern and pernicious error of Dispensationalism. This is a device of the Enemy, designed to rob the children of no small part of that bread which their heavenly Father has provided for their souls; a device wherein the wily serpent appears as an angel of light, feigning to "make the Bible a new book" by simplifying much in it which perplexes the spiritually unlearned. It is sad to see how widely successful the devil has been by means of this subtle innovation."

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A Review of The Prayer of Jabez & Christian Spirituality
by Matthew S. Power

Nat Carswell


When confronted by the type of inanity which so dominates the Modern Evangelical New Testament American Christian (MENTAC) landscape today, one is tempted to become cynical and angry-sins as grievous as the inanity itself. In his book, The Prayer of Jabez & Christian Spirituality-A Critical Evaluation of Bruce Wilkinson’s Teachings, Matthew Power acknowledges this temptation from the outset and states his intention to “avoid prejudicial or unnecessarily harsh remarks….” He manages to achieve his goal-the tone of his writing is firm but charitable, scholarly yet readable.

Power begins his critique where Wilkinson would have been well advised to begin-with a strong foundational review of some basic principles of Biblical interpretation. Once he sets the Jabez’ prayer in context (something that Wilkinson never does), we see the real glory of this brief passage!

The balance of the book is a very important discussion of the present state of American Evangelical Christianity as illustrated by Wilkinson’s work. Power addresses either directly or indirectly the tragic results of Dispensationalism and Pelagianism which have so permeated our contemporary Christian culture.

Power discusses briefly (but thoroughly) the issues of Open Theism, individualism, triumphalism and syncretism which have resulted from the mindset permeating the church today. Do not get the impression that the author sets the blame for all the ills of the MENTAC Church on Wilkinson’s small book. He does, however, show very clearly how such theological mindlessness originates within the breeding ground of what sadly passes for Evangelicalism.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to get a better understanding of Wilkinson’s work specifically or to anyone who wishes to better understand the culture of American Christianity. Power has done a commendable job and one can only pray that we will hear more of him and those of his ilk in the future.

Nat Carswell, RE Presbyterian Church in America

  "The Prayer of Jabez and Christian Spirituality: A Critical Evaluation of Bruce Wilkinson's Jabez Teaching" can be purchased directly from the publisher: Go to www.1stlibrary.com/ , click 'Book Search' and type "Matthew S. Power" under 'Author' and then click on 'The Prayer of Jabez and Christian Spirituality.'

 
 
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By Nat Carswell

When confronted by the type of inanity which so dominates the Modern Evangelical New Testament American Christian (MENTAC) landscape today, one is tempted to become cynical and angry-sins as grievous as the inanity itself.
 
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