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Calvinist T4G Orthodoxy: Library Size Matters

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on July 6, 2013

What do you think of the T4G gang and their “Study Tour”? This is where the key speakers associated with T4G conferences past and present show off their vast libraries. I have posted the video links at the end of this article.

Think about what this is saying. It clearly emanates the idea that vast para-biblical knowledge is needed to understand God’s word. It is also saying that unless you have the money to purchase such a library, you aren’t qualified. These guys are to be revered, respected, and obeyed because they have the knowledge. It’s spiritual caste on steroids.

This is clearly a power play to control people through intimidation—if you’re not a thinker. Basically, if you have a Bible and the internet, your access to information and the efficiency thereof makes their libraries look like an outhouse. But again, the most egregious idea that stems from this is that the Bible doesn’t contain adequate information in and of itself for life and godliness. In order to really grasp the Bible, you need all of that information from guys who lived in medieval times and had the compassion of alligators.

Can you imagine the Apostles putting on such a display? What are these guys thinking? Do they really want a pastor from Harlem seeing this video? What should he make of it? Good grief! These videos speak for themselves as these men flaunt their resources before the world in arrogance that staggers the imagination.

Al Mohler:

Ligon Duncan:

Mark Dever (This video is particularly disturbing):

CJ Mahaney:

John I used to teach the truth MacArthur:

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  1. paulspassingthoughts said, on July 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Reblogged this on Clearcreek Chapel Watch.


  2. lydiasellerofpurple said, on July 6, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Oh you should live at ground zero. Do you know how many times I hear from seminarians how “brilliant” Al Mohler is, how much he reads, studies, etc. But he cannot be all that smart as he was taken in by Mahaney and thinks the 1st Amendment is to allow pastors to protect molesters. And that is just a few examples.

    People have NO idea how much time and effort these guys have put into “positioning” themselves. They are despots.


  3. james jordan said, on July 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    “…and had the compassion of alligators.” I’d say alligators are more compassionate. I go kayaking every now and then, and the alligators never bother me. But Calvinists are always attacking.

    If you’re reading as many books as these guys have on their shelves, you’ll never have time to actually read the Bible. Maybe that’s half their problem.


    • paulspassingthoughts said, on July 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM

      Ok, so we put Christian’s LOL with your observation and that makes perfect sense.


  4. Christian said, on July 6, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    All those books of knowledge and they still believe in progressive justification! LOL


  5. BD said, on July 8, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    Paul, Talk about idolatry, are they serious? My own book idolatry kept me from Christ for 25 years, and I was a MacArthur groupie. This post sent chills up my spine.


  6. Ryan said, on July 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Ok, I have a really really big theology and Christian history book collection too, and I’m not yet even 40. The above commenter Christian is right: How can these Neo-Calvinist clowns continue to believe in progressive justification? Or preaching the gospel to themselves every day for that matter?


  7. Ryan said, on July 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Wait a minute, WAIT A MINUTE… I didn’t watch the Mark Dever video before. He has an Albert Mohler bobblehead doll? Ok, I still play with Lego but seriously? My jaw is dragging across the floor.


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