OK, it's consistent. It may be bonkers. But, yes, at least it is consistent.

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I have had some correspondence over the last few weeks, asking about Lloyd-Jones' mysticism and also apparent inconsistencies in Warfield's Christology.   I am busy this week but working on posting on these topics before the end of August.  In addition, I hope to write a few posts on the famous Davey Trial in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland which involved the young W. J. Grier, the Ulster Machen, who deserves to be better known as a champion of the faith than he is.

In the meantime, this morning I received this.  It seems I was wrong: the trendy downplaying of the actual physical presence of the preacher/pastor does not stand at odds with the fact that everyone thinks the praise band need to be really there in any given campus location.  No.  The attenuation of the metaphysics of presence continues apace and now applies to the praise band too.   Being a reactionary type, I would say this is completely bonkers, docetic to its core and an absolute travesty of anything approaching what is described in the New Testament as being Christian community or worship.  Yet I am confident that if these people believe in 2, 3, 4 or even 5 of the old points of Calvinism, somebody influential out there will tell me I have to agree to differ on it and not be such a miserable beggar.  Ho hum.
Posted August 6, 2012 @ 1:13 PM by Carl Trueman
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