Thursday, December 27, 2012


First a recent introductory video of an interview of Grudem and D'Souza just prior to the last presidential election of November, 2012:

Wayne Grudem is Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical
Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, USA, where he has taught since 1981. Prior to that he was
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota
(1977-81). He received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary,
Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. (in New Testament) from the University of Cambridge, England.  He was
ordained as a minister in the Baptist General Conference in 1974. He has published four books,
including The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, The First Epistle of Peter
(Tyndale New Testament Commentaries), and Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (co-
edited with John Piper). He is a member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Evanston, Illinois.
He and his wife Margaret have three sons. Dr. Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University, M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He has served as president of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as president of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999), and as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He has written more than 60 articles for both popular and academic journals, and his books include: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, and Business for the Glory of God. He has also co-edited Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A response to Evangelical Feminism and edited Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views.
    Grudem on Oneness Pentecostals like TD Jakes (a modalist) where he waffles on those who deny the Trinity:

Grudem's defense of the charismatic, signs and wonders Vineyard Church founded by John Wimber (Toronto Blessing) is at this link, titled "Power and Truth":

Critique of Grudem's Doctrine of Divine Eternity:

Michael Horton article from White Horse Inn, "Reformed and Charismatic?":

Challies interview with Grudem on Continuationism and Cessationism:

Stephen Kring of Grace Fellowship Church on Grudem's view of NT Prohecy: radio interviews with Grudem:

Grudem's connections to John Wimber and the Vineyard Movement:

Grudem is widely revered despite the above associations. The problem is his view of prophecy, his continuationism (of spiritual "sign" gifts), the allowance and acceptance of the so-called "baptism of the Holy Spirit" as evidence of salvation, his personal prayer language (praying/speaking in "tongues"), and his failure to condemn charismatic, pentecostal, Word of Faith prosperity/healing and dominionist (New Apostolic Reformation) leaders and churches. This has resulted in not only confusing his readers worldwide, but introducing doctrinal confusion and a spirit of ecumenism which despite his otherwise orthodox views, is serving to soften true Bibilical Christianity and making it less doctrinal.