In our posts about the current Trinitarian debate, we mentioned that this is actually not a new debate. The speculative and errant doctrines have been published for well over a decade (perhaps two), sold by trusted conservative Reformed and Evangelical publishers, and even taught at confessional Reformed seminaries. In the following lecture, Dr. James Dolezal demonstrates exactly this in his exposition of the theological writings of Profs. John Frame and K. Scott Oliphint. We gratefully credit Mr. Michael Lynch, another student at Calvin Theological Seminary, for pointing out this section of Dr. Dolezal’s lecture.
These views are not precisely the same as Dr. Ware’s, but they are similarly foundational in their creative suggestions. They are modifying the basic confessional understanding of the divine nature. Pointing this out is not meant to be an automatic defeater or “attack.” Rather, it is the reverse. We point this out to say that we ought not quickly condemn certain theologians without honestly acknowledging the breadth of the theological diversity and provocation in our own contexts. We cannot pretend that everything has been tidily in order, nor that it is only Baptists who have dared to push the boundaries. This controversy is our controversy, and conservative Reformed and Evangelical theologians need to acknowledge a certain amount of corporate responsibility for it.
The relevant section starts around the 47 minute mark.