Where They Stand, and Fall

KENNETH H. GOOD, (1914-1991) -  dispensational and Baptist pastor

"There has always been the strong, gravitation pull toward humanistic rationalism and away from infallible revelation.  Man is naturally reluctant to trust God implicitly when that faith appears to run counter to his own reasoning or experience.

"Theological Liberalism, which we utterly abhor and publicly repudiate, and with which we will have no fellowship, is based upon human rationalization to the total or partial exclusion of divine revelation.  Arminianism is philosophically identical.  Its presuppositions are the same.  Humanistic reasoning is placed in direct opposition to divine revelation.  The difference between Liberalism and Arminianism is one of degree and not of kind.  Both are the children of humanistic rationalism.  Arminianism therefore produces the soil in which Liberalism can flourish.

" The term 'free will' is a misnomer, but one so popularized among Christians that it is necessary to arrive first at a fair definition, as based upon the revelation of Scripture, before a true perspective of the actual problem can be seen.  Actually there is no such thing as 'free will' except in God. [Even God's will is cooperative with God's character, and thus is limited in that sense.]  He, and He alone, can act in absolute freedom of choice--which He did in our election.  In all of God's creatures such imagined 'freedom' is nonexistent in the nature of the case."

ARE BAPTISTS CALVINISTS?, 1975, Oberlin, Ohio.

Sadly, Dr. Good never clearly understood Classic Pauline Dispensationalism.  He sought to create a theological basis for erroneous New Covenant Theology, which would synthesis both covenant and dispensational approaches to Scripture.

Daughters, Miriam Boettner and Esther Heiland, (along with their husbands) have recently (2004) established a website http://khgoodbooks.org for the purpose of making available Dr. Good's published works.

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