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Start by marking Prosperous Wicked And Plagued Saints as Want to Read . Engelsma does an excellent job expounding on Psalm 73 in this book. He shows in brilliancy how the error of "Common Grace" is unfounded biblically.

Start by marking Prosperous Wicked And Plagued Saints as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In my own work on the Providence of God, this book was recommended in a most timely fashion and aided in helping me articulate what the Scriptures teach about God's care for His Saints. Do not be fooled by popular teachers to think that the wicked prosper in any such way for whatever good things they do have are only Exhibit A regarding their hatred of the God who supplies good things.

The book addresses a theory about earthly prosperity and woe that intensifies the believer's temptation to doubt in the hour of trouble: the theory of common grace.

But glory is also the destiny being worked out for us by means of the present suffering, the plaguing and chastening of Psalm 73:14.

David Engelsma: Glory is the end of the children of God in the sense that it is the goal of all God’s guidance throughout our earthly lives. Certainly glory as our end is a future reward that will far outweigh all our present suffering and shame. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us’ (Rom. 8:18). But glory is also the destiny being worked out for us by means of the present suffering, the plaguing and chastening of Psalm 73:14

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Prosperous Wicked and Plagued Saints David Engelsma (120 pp. Softback, £. 0). A delightful exposition of Psalm 73, comforting the afflicted child of God and confounding the theory of common grace. On-line translations: Burmese, Filipino, German, Hungarian and Portuguese.

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One of the most powerful temptations of the believer is to doubt God's goodness to him in time of trouble--earthly trouble including family distress, sickness, and financial hardship. Lending force to the temptation is God's apparent goodness to the wicked in their prosperity--earthly prosperity including a peaceful home, health, and economic success. Every Christian struggles with this temptation at some time in his life. Every Christian knows by experience that, especially when his trouble is great, or continues without relief, the temptation threatens his very faith in God and thus his salvation. The words of the psalmist in Psalm 73:2 are his own: My feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. This temptation and this struggle regarding earthly troubles, as well as the overcoming of the temptation and victory in the struggle by every child of God are the profound and grand themes of Psalm 73. Prosperous Wicked and Plagued Saints is a commentary on this precious psalm that applies to stumbling believers and their children, in a practical way, that gospel-truth which alone holds them up and restores them. This is the truth of God's goodness to his people in their trouble, as it is also the truth of God's curse of the wicked in their prosperity. In light of the teaching of Psalm 73, the book takes issue with a theory about earthly prosperity and earthly woe that, for all its strange popularity with Reformed and evangelical Christians, only intensifies the believer's temptation to doubt in the hour of trouble: the theory of common grace.

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This book arrived yesterday and I'll finish it today. Can't recommend it enough. It's an exposition of Psalm 73 and a polemic against "Common Grace".
God is good to Israel (The Church or His elect) and no one else. The prosperity of the wicked is an illusion. What grace is it for a man to gain the whole world and yet lose his soul? The answer is none. While it's popular today to say things like, "God is good all the time and all the time God is good" or "Have a blessed day" or "I am blessed", let's not be deceived. God is good towards His elect alone. All things work together FOR GOOD to those who are CALLED, to those who are in Christ Jesus and ONLY those who are in Christ Jesus.
"Psalm 73 exposes as false the popular doctrine of common grace. This doctrine teaches that God blesses the reprobate ungodly in this life, with regard to earthly gifts and physical circumstances, such as rain and sunshine, riches, health and family. God supposedly blesses the ungodly because he has a gracious, or loving, attitude toward them. Precisely in the sense that Psalm 73 declares, "Truly good to Israel is God," common grace says, "Truly God is good to the foolish, the wicked, the proud and violent, corrupt blasphemers of God and scoffers at the church, and those who have gone a-whoring from him" (pp.5-6)
On recently had I become aware of this teaching that God gives grace to the reprobate. First I'd heard of it was as I was working on my Dissertation on the Providence of God as the answer to the Problem of Evil and Suffering. A "reformed" friend shared that I should include God's "common grace" towards the unbeliever. As a good student I researched the term b/c I'd never heard of it. Wow was I in for a shock to find out that the reformed church (CRC in particular) had welcomed an arminian and semi-pelagian doctrine right in through the front door. As an ex-arminian i recognized these teaching immediately. A pastor (from Dunnville) mentioned this book to me so I picked it up. Here was a minister and professor arguing for the Biblical teaching that God does not "bless" the reprobate (whom He hates) with any thing nor does He torture His own through affliction. Here was a sound exegetical treatise (and not a long one) on Psalm 73 and the truths that though the reprobate may gain fame and fortune these were not "blessings" from the Lord but rather a curse for they did nothing to bring them to Him and therefore would be evidence of their ungrateful hearts on judgment day. For the Believer, the child of God, the author explains that even the affliction God sends is for the good of His people because it teaches them to look away from the prosperous wicked and towards His fatherly Hand. It teaches the believer that all things are for their good, the good of the Church and the glory of God in Christ.

It troubles me greatly that the arminian teaching of "common grace" and God blessing the reprobate is spreading because it effects how the believer views their Heavenly Faithful Father.

I highly recommend this book for those who are struggling, depressed, stressed, and or suffering. It will straighten out your perspective.
For the unbeliever this book will warn you not to take for granted your prosperity (whether in business, family, friends, society or finances) and instead look to the God who created you and will judge you according to your many sins and turn in repentance to Him.
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This is a brief but very powerful commentary on Psalm 73. Along with Psalm 37(not covered in this book), there is no better writing in Scripture than Psalm 73 in addressing the seeming unfairness in the wicked's prosperity and the saint's plagues.

I highly recommend this well constructed and biblically faithful commentary on a Psalm that makes sense of the apparant injustices in this world.
David Engelsma, theologian of the Protestant Reformed Churches, makes the case, from Psalm 73, that the prosperity granted to the wicked (unbelieving reprobates) is no sign of grace (in the sense of favor, or love)to them (nor, conversely, is the lack of prosperity a sign of God's disfavor. cf. Jobs 'friends' and their faulty conclusions about Job's relationship with God). Most evangelicals make the opposite case - that God must have a general love toward mankind, since he gives the wicked many gifts. I must state that I agree with Engelsma's view (I am not PRCA), and he makes an excellent case in this book - I just wish that he would convey his point more clearly. I don't like having to re-read a sentence or paragraph, hence the 4 stars rather than 5.

Gary North (OPC)makes the same case more clearly in his book "Dominion and Common Grace", in the chapter 'The Favor of God", though in the last few paragraphs, he stumbles back into the common usage of 'grace'(I just add a question mark in red at that point). Also, he saddles the book with his questionable eschatology, therefore the chapter should be read apart from his end-time conclusions. Engelsma gives his own review of North's book on the 'net, correcting him in a few places (the same ones I happened to mark!). To be fair to Engelsma, North is not limited to Psalm 73.

One thing I don't like about North's chapter on the "Favor of God" is that he uses the term "Common Grace" for those "unfavorable favors" just like most evangelicals do. The term should be expunged in favor of the description. It's a term with an equivocal usage.

Engelsma's book is recommended as very helpful, because this is, admittedly, a difficult subject.
Prosperous Wicked and Plagued Saints download epub
Author: Prof. David Engelsma
ISBN: 0916206963
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Language: English
Publisher: Reformed Free Publishing Association (June 8, 2007)
Pages: 120 pages