Anthony Carter, “On Being Black and Reformed” 22 October, 2010Posted by Benjamin P. Glaser in 5-Point Calvinism, African-American Theology, Anthony Carter, Reformed Theology.
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I cannot recommend this book enough. It has been a very enjoyable read. It has one of the best explanations of Reformed theology I have ever read and the author also shows an amazing depth of understanding of the sovereignty of God. I have learned a lot in reading this book just about the beauty of Reformed theology not to mention how that plays itself out in the African-American community. It is a must read. Go buy it now and read it.
This book was very convicting. Excellent read.
You can find it here.
Here is a couple excerpts:
”We must not come to the Bible as skeptics, demanding that it satisfy our independent judgement. Rather we must submit to the Bible as our examiner, which reveals our inadequacies of understanding. If we do otherwise, we make the Bible submit to our authority and reason, as if it receives its authority and validation from us. This must not be.” — Anthony Carter, “On Being Black and Reformed” pg. 8-9
”The kingdom of God comprises a diversity of people with a common heritage. This heritage is not primarily black, white, red, yellow, or brown, but is a heritage rooted in redemptive history. And the history of redemption is not black history, white history, or African or European history. It is God’s history. Therefore any understanding of God’s activity in history must begin and end with the fact though the individuals are diverse and varied, the God who sovereignly reigns over history is one and the same. Yesterday, today and forever.” — Anthony Carter, “On Being Black and Reformed” pg. 63