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The Plan of Salvation
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 5th 2006 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1942)
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This is an excellent survey on the most popular positions on the order of salvation (Ordo salutis) found in Christendom. Warfield describes the "Particularistic" (Supralapsarian, Infralapsarian, and Amyraldian), "Universalistic" (Lutheran, Wesleyan, and Pure Universalistic), "Sacerdotal" (Anglican, Roman, and Orthodox), and "Naturalistic" (Remonstrant and Pelagian). He critiques each from a Reformed perspective. He is meticulous in detail and takes care to fairly describe each position. This sho ...more
The Plan of Salvation is a series of five lectures that B. B. Warfield gave in 1914. It is a penetrating analysis of God's plan of salvation from sin. In the lectures Warfield first lays out the differing plans and then he carefully examines each one. The plans are divided into two major categories: Naturalistic and Supernatural. The Supernatural category is further divided into Sacerdotalism, Universalism, and finally Calvinism. Through out the lectures Warfield is careful to represent each vie ...more
Jun 20, 2013 Charlie rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A Reformed theologian surveys the options for a doctrine of salvation and makes a case for the classic Reformed doctrine. If you are not Reformed, this is a useful book for you to understand both Reformed theology and how Reformed theology views your beliefs. 100 pages of crystal clear writing, and if that's too much, there's a one-page chart.
Aug 23, 2010 Joshua Smith rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A very interesting polemical work on soteriology. B.B. Warfield has a lot of insight into the different perspectives on salvation. He boils it all down to the fact that all views other than Calvinism are autosoterisms (self-salvation) and the way that he gets to that conclusion is very interesting and detailed. To potential readers: this book is very academic, but a lot of knowledge and illustrations lie hidden within its pages. I enjoyed it, but it's not a must-read.
Outstanding. Simply great. The first work I've read by Warfield. I'm certain it won't be the last. His chart alone, which I transcribed to Excel to improve legibility, was worth the price of the book. Read it. You will not be disappointed. I will never think of the various denominations the same agian.
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (usually known as B. B. Warfield) was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in 1929 that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.More about Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield...
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“For the Reformation is nothing other than Augustianianism come to its rights: the turning away from all that is human to rest on God alone for salvation.”
“The issue is indeed a fundamental one and it is closely drawn. Is it God the Lord that saves us, or is it we ourselves? And does God the Lord save us, or does he merely open the way to salvation, and leave it according to our choice, to walk in it or not? The parting of the ways is the old parting of the ways between Christianity and autosoterism. Certainly only he can claim to be evangelical who with full consciousness rests entirely and directly on God and on God alone for his salvation.”More quotes…