I have been interested for several years in buying a set of Bible commentaries that are written from a Calvinist perspective -- and hopefully a series that is relatively recent. Oh, and I'm not a fan (at all!) of John Macarthur and his lordship salvation perspective. Any suggestions? I'd love to find a whole series rather than collect a patchwork of individual commentaries from various series. For example, does warren wiersbe write from a Calvinist perspective? Thanks!
Thank you for your question! There are several sets that might fill the bill for you. (NOTE: John MacArthur is a Calvinist and what you describe as 'Lordship salvation' is a Calvinistic/Reformed perspective on what the Scriptures teach.)
Depending on how deep you want to get and how thorough you want to study. let me recommend the following:
May I suggest you begin with the WELWYN COMMENTARY SERIES from Evangelical Press? And then if you want even more content, move to the
REFORMED EXPOSITORY SERIES from P & R.
Warren Wiersbe is a partial-Calvinist (3 or 4 of the 5 points traditionally marked off as Calvinistic) when it comes to the doctrine of salvation. But I do not know if he claims to be a 'Calvinist'.
Two classic commentaries on the whole Bible by two Calvinistic scholars/pastors are:
Matthew Henry, COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE
Matthew Poole, COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLE
Both men died while completing the book of Acts and the rest of their commentaries were finished by Puritan friends. Henry more preaches the text; Poole mostly comments on the text.
May the Lord prosper your soul as you study His Word.
Your Book Servant,
Pastor Steve Martin
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