Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 131:521 (Jan 1974)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Christ and the Bible. By John W. Wenham. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1972. 206 pp. Paper, $2.95.

Wenham offers the first of a projected four volume work on the nature, interpretation, and application of Holy Scripture. He aims to update and supplement the works of B. B. Warfield. He seeks to establish that belief in the Bible comes from faith in Christ and not vice versa (p. 9). The starting point is one’s conversion to Christ and regarding the gospels as substantially true and then letting Christ teach us His doctrine of Scripture as revealed in the various gospel strata. The book is addressed to Christians and attempts to be inductive. The work of R. T. France (Jesus and the Old Testament) is well used but R. Lightner’s is omitted. B. Waltke is cited twice along with other scholarly literature. Recommended.

E. A. Blum

Gods Eternal Purpose Revealed. By Abb L. Goodwin. Dallas: Crescendo Book Publications, 1973. 261 pp. $5.95.

This is a slightly revised edition of a book that originally appeared in 1948 surveying the plan of God according to a standard sevenfold dispensational viewpoint. The book espouses the gap theory and includes discussions concerning Satan’s work, Daniel’s seventy weeks, and a section on the N.T. epistles’ principal contributions to the doctrines of the church. An excellent fold-out colored chart, reproduced from a large oil painting by the author, accompanies the book (this can be purchased separately for $.95). The book is similar in scope and level to Talbot’s Gods Plan of the Ages.

C. C. Ryrie

Pentecost and Tongues. By R. A. Huebner. Millington, NJ: Present Truth Publishers, 1971. 83 pp. Paper, $1.40.

Huebner believes the church began on the Day of Pentecost and was formed by baptism in the Spirit. He accepts this as a once for all act. Believing sinners are not now baptized in the Spirit. Pentecostal experience is made good to the sinner when he believes (p. 10).

The author takes a strong stand against the presence of the gift of tongues today. He believes the gift ceased with the passing of the apostles. Much of the “tongues speaking” today is the result of demon possession.

R. P. Lightner

There Are Other Gifts Than Tongues. By Siegfried Grossman. Trans. by Susan Wiesmann. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1973. 127 pp. Paper, $1.25.

The author was German-born. He is one of the leaders in the interdenominational Center for the Unity of Christianity. He presents a very brief...

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