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By Good and Necessary Consequence

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This series provides introductory volumes on statements in the Reformed confessions that tend to trouble modern readers. Each book examines confessional issues in four ways:

- exploring such things as variants, textual development, and the development of language within the documents themselves as well as within the context in which these documents were written.
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Paperback, 85 pages
Published May 28th 2012 by Reformation Heritage Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Peter N.
Jan 26, 2017 Peter N. rated it really liked it
A short book, clocking in at only 74 pages, but it does a good job of laying the ground work for the important interpretative principle that we can derive theology and practice not just from explicit statements in Scripture, but by good and necessary consequence (Westminster Confession of Faith, Article I, Chapter 6). McGraw shows that everyone uses this principle even those who deny it. He also shows how heretics are usually the ones who want to get away from this idea. They are the ones who sa ...more
Alan Alexandrino
Aug 01, 2015 Alan Alexandrino rated it it was amazing
Excelente livro!

O autor mostra os fundamentos bíblicos para a afirmação da Confissão de Fé de Westminster (I.6) que trata daquilo que pode ser "lógica e claramente deduzido da Escritura". De forma hábil ele mostra como Jesus e os demais escritores do Novo Testamento fizeram uso de inferências com o objetivo de aplicarem os ensinamentos das Escrituras. De acordo com o autor, o uso de inferências e deduções lógicas é algo inescapável, uma vez que doutrinas cardeais da fé cristã só são estabelecida
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William
Oct 07, 2012 William rated it it was amazing
One reviewer below commented that the supporting material was weak. I could not disagree more. I found McGraw's supporting data well referenced and well used. As I read I often take note of the footnotes and the sources in this small book are outstanding.
Douglas Wilson
Sep 30, 2012 Douglas Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology
Just wonderful.
Nathan
Jan 08, 2013 Nathan rated it it was ok
This book was written by one of my seminary classmates. Ryan McGraw was one of the brightest students in my class, and it is therefore no surprise that he’s published a couple of books already, while I’m still learning the basics in the ministry!

This book is a quick read, only 74 pages, with very little print on each page. McGraw likes really long footnotes in which he tells you to read other books and how cool they are. He is a well-read theologian, and his writing is easy to read. In fact, I f
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Adam T Calvert
Jan 07, 2013 Adam T Calvert rated it really liked it
Shelves: hermeneutics
This was a short read on the phrase in the Westminster Confession of faith: "The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture..." (italics mine, 2.6).

The teaching this book is debating against is that view that a doctrine has to be established by chapter and verse and not logical inference (although as McGraw shows, things like
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Argin Gerigorian
Jan 01, 2014 Argin Gerigorian rated it really liked it
Shelves: exegesis
A good starter book on interpretation, and why the Westminster Confession speaks about necessary deductions that must be made from the text of Scripture.

Exegesis by itself is not a reformed method of hermeneutics. The textual, historical and systemtic-theological vantage points must be taken into consideration together. "Exposition is the foundation for theology, but exposition is also helped and informed by theology" (pg. 26)

Here are some examples where we find the use of the good and necessar
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Paul Wichert
Jun 29, 2014 Paul Wichert rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biblical-studies
This is an excellent little book (85 small pages) that discusses the interpretive concept in WCF 1.6 that, "The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture." This is of course a very misunderstood hermeneutical concept and McGraw discusses the foundations, implications, and applications of it. In short, he shows that Jesus and ...more
Kyle LaPorte
Jul 17, 2013 Kyle LaPorte rated it it was amazing
This is an important book on interpreting and reading Scripture. It's short but dense with good info.
Jason
Nov 06, 2012 Jason rated it liked it
Main premise - excellent. Some supporting material - weak.
Becky Pliego
Oct 16, 2016 Becky Pliego rated it it was amazing
Really good. A perfectly short introduction to the importance of studying the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Trent Still
Aug 22, 2016 Trent Still rated it really liked it
Nice little read. Good introduction to an important hermeneutical principle. Not exhaustive but definitely worth a look if you're new to the subject or need a refresher.
Nathan Foy
Dec 13, 2014 Nathan Foy rated it it was amazing
Great book on important issue - how should Christians put guardrails on their biblical interpretation? I've referenced this one again and again.
Aaron Ventura
Apr 08, 2016 Aaron Ventura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent little book that I would recommend to anyone who wants to seriously study the Bible. A must-read for pastors and preachers.
Michael
Oct 01, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, systematics
An excellent book.
Vaughn
Oct 20, 2012 Vaughn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-library, favorites
Clear and accessible, this is a thorough summary of a critical principle of biblical interpretation. Excellent.
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Jeremiah Horner
Apr 28, 2017 Jeremiah Horner rated it it was amazing
Wonderful mix of theory and application. McGraw left me hungry for more.
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Ryan M. McGraw is the pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Sunnyvale, CA (http://firstopc.org/). He ministered previously to Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Conway, SC. Pastor McGraw is a graduate Cal State Fullerton (B.A.) and of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (MDiv and ThM). He obtained his PhD in historical theology from the University of the Free State (Jonathan Edwar ...more
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