Has anybody read Bruce Ware's Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
I bet Wayne Grudem is one of its biggest fans.
Here's Terry Virgo's reaction to it under the ironic heading 'Each member fully God'
'Very carefully he argues that each member of the Trinity is not one-third God but fully God, with each member having every essential attribute of God equally and fully. Nevertheless, he establishes the Biblical truth that though they are co-equal, the Father in His position and authority is supreme among the persons of the Godhead. The Father sends the Son and exalts the Son and gives him His all-surpassing name. Ware relaxes into the vernacular, stating, ‘The Father gets top billing as it were.’
The loving submission of the Son is clearly stated, standing in stark contrast to modern man’s insatiable appetite for complete equality in every respect. Each is equal but each has a different role to fulfil, thus providing a matchless example for the roles of men and women – equal in value but different in function.
This is a superb volume. As Christians we uniquely believe in the Trinity. If you would like more light shed on this fundamental truth, let me encourage you to get your copy of Bruce Ware’s excellent book.'
Looks like we're back into the old territory of ESS again potentially, (Eternal subordination of the son).
I pre-suppose that this is what I would find here which means this book will not easily make it onto my 'wishlist'!
I'm starting to think certain things about Newfrontiers churches.