Tag Archives: Tim Keller

January 16

Tim Keller, The Gospel Coalition and the Promotion of Roman Catholic Mysticism

Take pride in being “reformed”? Be careful my friends. New Calvinism is not Calvinism. It may usurp the terms and lingo, but it is not the same thing. New Calvinism is nothing less than a Roman Catholic theological carjacking by the Devil. Tim Keller, and many other new Calvinists, are not truly reformed, Calvinistic theologians […]

December 20

Tim Keller Redefines Sin, Undermines the Christian Faith and Promotes a False Christianity

Keller’s redefinition of sin undermines the true Faith by persuading Christians that obedience to God’s moral law is not really that important. He goes so far as to claim that those who believe that discrete acts of sexual immorality or dishonesty are sinful, are actually legalists who don’t understand the real meaning of grace, just […]

The Relationship Between New Evangelicalism and New Calvinism

“New Calvinism is a broad tent that encourages doctrinal freedom, and discourages doctrinal disagreements. Both charismatic practices and some emerging church ideas have found an eager welcome in the New Calvinist tent. Despite lip service to the doctrines of Calvin, few in the New Calvinist movement adhere to the Westminster Confession of Faith, or the […]

October 19

Tim Keller’s Neo-Marxism

“In his best-seller, The Reason for God, Keller says that he was ‘heavily influenced by the neo-Marxist critical theory of the Frankfurt School. He writes: ‘The social activism was particulary attractive, and the critique of American bourgeoisie society was compelling’. He admits that he ‘was emotionally’ drawn to the social activism of the neo-Marxists. Keller […]

April 17

Book Review: The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller

Review by Dr. E.S. Williams In his booklet The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness (2012), Dr Timothy Keller, according to the descriptive blurb, is showing that “gospel humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self condemnation. A truly gospel humble person is not a self hating […]

Top Ten Posts of the Month on 5ptsalt (March ‘13)

I know, I’m a little late getting this up, but, here’s a quick look at the most read/viewed top ten posts for March, 2013. Tim Keller: “It is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin.’ ” (May, 2011) Obama Pardons Sequester, Sends It to Portugal (March, 2013) 5 Reasons to Be Cautious with Tim Keller’s […]

Tim Keller’s Heterodox Views of God & Christianity

In his book, The Reason for God (quite a title!) Tim Keller espouses some, shall we say, heterodox thinking in regards to the nature and character of God as well as some pretty strange thinking of Christianity. I won’t cite everything that gave me the heebies, but here are a few. For example, Keller claims: […]

Truth vs Fallacy #1: “The Gospel Is the A-Z of Christianity”

  Fallacy: “The Gospel is the A-Z of Christianity.” – Tim Keller, Paul Washer (and here), the young, restless and reformed (YRR) movement of new Calvinism Truth: Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward […]

Cooperative Baptists Going the Way of Emergents

  There’s a disturbing and growing trend in Baptist camps, namely, that of the practice of contemplative worship. It’s an ancient form of worship alright, but it’s not biblical. Just more strange fire leading Protestants back to Romish popery. This article in the Associated Baptist Press (ABP) talks about this growing trend. Listen to one […]

New Calvinism & The Sin of Syncretism

The Gospel Coalition. John Piper. John MacArthur. Albert Mohler. Collin Hansen. Tim Keller. Justin Taylor. Don Carson. Russell Moore. Tim Challies. James White. Thabiti Anyabwile. Mark Driscoll… Those who promote holy hip-hop are committing the sin of syncretism, for they are seeking to worship the Lord by means of pagan hip-hop culture. From newcalvinist.com: We […]

5 Features of New Calvinism

New Calvinist has a two-part series of articles on “Who Are the New Calvinists?”  The Lectures by Ted Williams were delivered at the School of Theology, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, on July 4, 2012. The lectures were read by Darren Cadapen, a member of the Tabernacle fellowship. From Part 1:  New Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition and […]

The Two Faces of the Gospel Coalition: Bringing Truth & Error Together

The best things that have been written are by Catholics during the Counter Reformation. Great stuff! – Tim Keller If there was ever any doubt that the Gospel Coalition was engaged in bringing the truth of God’s Word, and the exceeding errors of Roman Catholicism together, I would think that this would erase all doubts […]

The Gutless, False Gospel of the Dangerously Influential Tim Keller

Dr. Paul M. Elliott of Teaching the WordMinistries: Part 1. Tim Keller: Dangerously Influential Part 2. Tim Keller’s Gutless ‘Gospel’ Part 3. Tim Keller’s False Gospel: Changing Both the Method and the Message Part 4. Tim Keller’s False Gospel: A ‘Sandwich’ Made Without the Bread of Life HT: TCANC (The Coalition Against New Calvinism) Related […]

The False Doctrine of Gospel Sanctification

…the New Calvinists teaching that confuses justification with sanctification makes justification progressive – and that, my brethren, is the difference between Protestant thinking, and Roman Catholicism. – Joel Taylor Many Christians within the Reformed camp are thinking like Roman Catholics. I’ll explain…. Timothy Kauffman of the Trinity Foundation has written an outstanding refutation of the […]

The ‘Another’ Jesus of New Calvinism

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. – 2 Corinthians 11:4 There are greater, more pressing issues facing […]

New Calvinism: It’s Major Tenets & Sources

Paul Dohse of Pauls Passing Thoughts has an important, ongoing service to the Church, namely, exposing New Calvinism (NC) for what it truly is: A movement rooted in Seventh-Day Adventism; a complex, mind-boggling, twisting of Scripture in order to systematize so-called Reformation doctrine with the false premise that it was once lost and is now […]

The Truth About New Calvinism – Its History, Doctrine & Character (Vol. 1)

There’s a new book that many readers of 5ptsalt may want to check out. I’ve been reading the authors blog for awhile now, and, I have to say, it has my attention. In fact, I just received a copy of it today in the mail from the author. [Note: This is not a formal book […]

The Reformed Downgrade: Exposing New Calvinism

Here is a highly recommended program series you need to hear if you desire a greater understanding of the dangers of the New Calvinism movement. 1. The first is entitled There Are No More Puritans! This program profiles key leaders of the movement and highlights some of their erroneous beliefs and teachings. Among those profiled […]

Chandler, Horton and Keller on the Church in Culture

“Three church leaders answer perennial questions: What is the church’s role in culture? Put another way, how does the church equip members to carry out their callings in the world?” Disclaimer for Saltheads: It’s an interesting video, good conversation, but posting the video doesn’t mean my stamp of approval on the views of all three […]

Tim Keller: “it is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin’”

::UPDATE:: I’ve added the video interview of Tim Keller as he discusses homosexuality after being directly asked if homosexuality was a sin. Watching this man hem and haw, hesitate, waffle and avoid a direct, firm answer should disturb any Christian. For the record, yes, homosexuality is a sin and it is condemned in Scripture….regardless of […]

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