Friday, October 26, 2012

Joel Beeke Responds to Propaganda and "Precious Puritans"

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before a contemporary expert on the Puritans and president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary weighed in on the controversial rap song, Precious Puritans by Christian rapper, Propaganda.  Dr. Joel Beeke has done so with kindhearted response that is full of humility.  He neither plays the victim nor does he roll over and concede that Propaganda is 100% accurate.

Beeke makes three basic points about the song: 1) Emotional Component (Is the point of the song to engender sympathy for slaves or promote anger against the Puritans?); 2) Historical Accuracy (about the Puritans as it relates to slavery.  Propaganda paints with a very broad brush.); 3) Theological Accuracy    (it is right to acknowledge total depravity but that needs to be balanced with the Christian's new identity - Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:21).

I won't belabor Beeke's points any further.  Hopefully I've whet your appetite to read more for yourself.  Click here to read his entire post. 

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