J. Gresham Machem had an aversive penchant towards:

  • the absence of historical perspective;
  • the lack of appreciation of scholarship;
  • the substitution of brief, skeletal creeds for the historic confessions;
  • the lack of concern with precise formulation of Christian doctrine;
  • the pietistic, perfectionist tendencies;
  • one-sided otherworldliness (i.e., a lack of effort to transform culture); and
  • a penchant for futuristic chiliasm.

–John Piper, Contending for Our All.

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