Baptist Bulletin Podcast: the Church and the Kingdom

"What does the Bible mean when it speaks of a coming Kingdom? And how should Christians understand the Church's relationship to that Kingdom? David Gunn discusses these questions with Andy Woods, author of The Coming Kingdom." - GARBC

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TylerR's picture

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Andy Woods? They could have found anybody better.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

TylerR's picture

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Mike Vlach, or any NT guy from a fundamentalist/evangelical seminary who a dispensationalist who's willing to chat about kingdom. Not Woods. The guy is less than credible. 

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Paul Henebury's picture

Just asking...why is Woods "less than credible"?  I'm not baiting you.  I'm interested

Dr. Paul Henebury

I am Founder of Telos Ministries, and Senior Pastor at Agape Bible Church in N. Ca.

TylerR's picture

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Very briefly, his Twitter feed (1) makes me believe he takes a Christian nationalist view of America, (2) that he dabbles or swims in speculative prophetic silliness, (3) that he hates Reformed soteriology, (4) he's a "Muslims have a secret plan to destroy America and maybe the world" viewpoint, and (5) he associates with Brannon Howse, who shares similar views.

He's just not a responsible theologian. He's not someone anyone should look to for guidance. Anyone else would have been better than Woods. 

Many will disagree. Have at it!

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Paul Henebury's picture

Thanks

Dr. Paul Henebury

I am Founder of Telos Ministries, and Senior Pastor at Agape Bible Church in N. Ca.

pvawter's picture

I read Woods' book on the kingdom a couple years ago. As I recall he relied pretty heavily on A. W. Pink's explanations of the kingdom parables. I found that interesting, since I seem to recall Pink being vocally opposed to dispensationalism and therefore an unlikely ally on the subject of the kingdom.

G. N. Barkman's picture

My recollection, which may be a bit foggy with the passing of many years, is that Pink changed his position over time.  You can probably find statements on both sides of this issue depending upon when they were written.

G. N. Barkman

Joel Shaffer's picture

Very briefly, his Twitter feed (1) makes me believe he takes a Christian nationalist view of America, (2) that he dabbles or swims in speculative prophetic silliness, (3) that he hates Reformed soteriology, (4) he's a "Muslims have a secret plan to destroy America and maybe the world" viewpoint, and (5) he associates with Brannon Howse, who shares similar views.

He's just not a responsible theologian. He's not someone anyone should look to for guidance. Anyone else would have been better than Woods. 

Many will disagree. Have at it!

Woods is a regular contributor and reporter for the Worldview Weekend, which says some nutty, crazy, false stuff about everything, including attacking John MacArthur for now compromising to Christian Social Justice Warriors.  Here is a Youtube video where Brandon Howse attacks John MacArthur for surrendering to "Social Justice Warriors" (Al Mohler, Mark Dever, and Ligon Duncan) at the Shepherd's conference whom Howse calls these men the "greatest cultural Marxists on the planet."  Woods then backs up Howse proceeds to utilize several logical fallacies to attack MacArthur, along with Mohler, Dever, and Duncan, twisting what they actually believe about Social Justice, the Kingdom of God, and etc....   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=337&v=1yCP9t7elM8

TylerR's picture

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Agreed! 

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

pvawter's picture

J. Baillet wrote:

Did I mention my book, Marxianity?

Haha! It's funny cause it's true!

J. Baillet's picture

The Babylonian Bee couldn’t do a spoof better than the YouTube video Joel Shaffer links to above.

JSB