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Re: Economics Tom Sat Jun 15, 2024 10:08 PM
By the way, I have some thoughts on this myself.
However, I thought it would be good to get some other thoughts.
I thought I would add, that some Christians believe Acts 2, shows a form
of socialism, in the early Church.
I disagree, because it was voluntary selling some of their possessions, in order to
support each other.

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Economics Tom Sat Jun 15, 2024 3:29 PM
I have noticed a fair amount of conversation about economics of late, in many circles.
Some of it seems to think that much of the world problems stem from capitalism; and the rich exploiting others.
Rarely does the conversation go into what they believe is a better alternative.
Yet, often their conversation reminds me of something Karl Marx once said.

(I am paraphrasing)
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Capitalism is evil and Christianity is the fuel that makes it run.

What if anything do you feel is wrong with the following statement?

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You cannot become rich in a capitalist system without exploiting others.

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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Anthony C. Sat Jun 15, 2024 3:21 PM
Hey Tom!

I am not advocating that anyone have as cynical and mistrusting view of the framing of public and/or reported events the way I do. I’m just saying that if something is presented as a crisis or emergency (requiring swift and immediate action and/or response), it may sound uncharitable to question it, but I’m sorry, none of these high profile entities have earned our trust. So we place our trust where it should be. The speaker is doing the two most important things in my eyes. He is placing His trust and priority in the most important thing (and putting those words into action, him being an ethnic Jew and highlighting his special accountability to believe the gospel almost brought me to tears). The other vital thing he’s doing, which if done correctly is also very important, is promoting Christian liberty in society (the freedom to teach, preach/promote and share the gospel without restriction). I saw and heard a brother in Christ with a gratitude-filled heart for the lost. What’s not to like? I’m jealous and envious (in a positive, loving sense). The hosts are fine too. Good men all around from what I can tell! Seems like a good podcast. I like Voddie B. too. Obviously, I’m not a Baptist, but they are ok in my book.

I love the Jews. I think they were systematically driven from their homes throughout Europe during/following WW2. I believe it was a coordinated effort by the power-elite to secure a strategic geopolitical presence in the region. I also think they are being used and sacrificed in a similar way today. So you can doubt the legitimacy of my perspective and still understand I have no bias or prejudice against innocent civilians who are powerless to control the harsh circumstances thrust upon them.
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Tom Sat Jun 15, 2024 3:08 AM
Anthony

I agree that the guest is excellent.
Based on your other responses, it seems safe to say you are surprised.

What in particular did you find excellent about what he said?

Tom
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Anthony C. Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:09 PM
Terrorism, violence and blind hatred are all bad things. We all agree on that!

Unfortunately, the “never let a crisis go to waste” camp never sleeps. That’s where the extra discernment comes in. I don’t think I’m too far off on that point.
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty chestnutmare Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:38 AM
CNN=fake news. If that is your go to news source, perhaps you had better look further. A recommendation might be Newsmax, Truth Social, Rumble, X, GAB and perhaps others. CNN is the mouth piece of the leftist regime.
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Pilgrim Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:38 AM
CNN?? really? rofl
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Anthony C. Wed Jun 12, 2024 11:02 PM
Even if babies were beheaded and put in ovens as originally reported, and eventually debunked (after the fires had already been flamed for maximum effect)… the bigger irregularities remain very much in question…

A ‘Pearl Harbor’ moment: Why didn’t Israel’s sophisticated border security stop Saturday’s attack?
(A fairly charitable analysis, all things considered, you can find much more scrutinizing analysis from various other sources/commentators not paid to look the other way)….



https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/07/middleeast/israel-gaza-border-security-intl/index.html
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Pilgrim Wed Jun 12, 2024 7:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anthony C.
In October, there is reports of horrible atrocities against Jewish women and children in the Gaza Strip and/or the surrounding area

- my thought is that I don’t trust any mainstream reports that are going to forward a heightened response until we can corroborate all of the information as it’s being presented. Also, Israel has the best intelligence, surveillance and security on the planet. How did they let their guard down in this instance? Is the narrative exaggerated or did security all of a sudden become lax?
Anthony, there is actual video footage from the October 6 attack and unthinkable slaughter of innocent Jews by Hamas.
There are very reliable reports verifying the attack from eye-witnesses and conservative journalists who were present or very near by of the attack.
There are actual videos from the Israeli Defensive Force of many of the resulting attacks on Hamas, recovery of hostages, discovery of dead hostages, etc.
There are verified reports from investigations into the finances behind the current rash of 'protestors', naming such expected individuals e.g. Soros, &co. et al.

In short one is not a conspiracist, reactionary, lemming, political party shill, or any such pejorative description who has looked at the plethora of evidence and has concluded that Hamas, Iran and it's satellite agents are behind the slaughter of Jewish innocents and the resulting response from Israel. Any non-military individual who picks up arms to kill Israelis is a terrorist and if they are shot or otherwise killed, they are NOT 'innocent casualties' of blood-thirsty Israeli soldiers whose only intent is to randomly kill Palestinians. The desire to exterminate Jews is ageless and doubtless it will continue to the end of time.

My view is leave Israel alone to do what needs to be done to insure at least a temporary peace for its own people until the next wave of evil anti-semites comes along.
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Anthony C. Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:49 PM
So Tom,

Not that you asked but to bring you up to speed how free-thinkers like me believe we got here:

*In October, there is reports of horrible atrocities against Jewish women and children in the Gaza Strip and/or the surrounding area

- my thought is that I don’t trust any mainstream reports that are going to forward a heightened response until we can corroborate all of the information as it’s being presented. Also, Israel has the best intelligence, surveillance and security on the planet. How did they let their guard down in this instance? Is the narrative exaggerated or did security all of a sudden become lax?

*As expected, the military response is potent. Reports of genocide are floating around, and very seemingly funded and organized protests against Israel’s response are mainstream news. Democrats are secretly supporting Israel while trying to appear neutral while Republicans, with the exception of a thoughtful Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, are all in with supporting an epic military campaign to snuff out the enemy (despite many civilian casualties).

- my concern is a rushed response and a lack of nuanced reporting. We are encouraged to pick either a good side or an evil side and a majority of congress is on board with swift action to right the reported wrongs.

*Jews in America are now being targeted by these well-organized and indoctrinated protestors and supporters of Hamas(?).

-I’m concerned with the level of coordination behind these protests. Is somebody funding the protesters? We know we can’t trust the objectively or nuance of the mainstream and even sanctioned alternative news outlets. We have to try and piece it all together and make sense of what we are being sold.

*On cue, there is now a greater excuse to crack down on the antisemitism that currently abounds which will put greater restriction on the rights of US citizens while the desire to exercise discernment in supporting military campaigns is further buried under the flames of discord. The respected thing is merely to pick a side. You are either with the Jews or against.

-Personally, I’m with the Jews! I’m for their livelihood and their salvation but I also feel that way about every person made in the image of God, no matter where they happen to reside. Jews are not pawns to be used in a greater geopolitical agenda.

So here we are…. As citizens merely along for the ride. As Christians, discerning and vigilant citizens of a much better place.
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Anthony C. Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:52 PM
This guest is excellent! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Anthony C. Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:09 PM
I’ll watch, but none of this stuff “just happens.” Once again the Jews are being used for geopolitical gain just like post-WW2. I don’t have all the details but that is a rough sketch. Guys like Soros backed by the Rothchilds fund both “sides” and leave a bunch of collateral damage in their wake. But I’m trying to stay in the revisionist history lane and that requires some detail.
https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy...rothschilds_funded_nazis_both/?rdt=55429

But if you feel like there is a side, you are probably being seduced. And this is the fruit of thinking there is a righteous political or cultural side. Policy endorsing anti-semitism seems like a good thing but it can be easily taken to an extreme, just like Covid policy was. Most Christians in government are dispensationist; that is not by accident. Israel is the epicenter of the NWO-agenda. Blind support of media-driven narratives ultimately reaps this kinda stuff. I’m not surprised that I’m never disappointed by these developments.




https://www.revisionist.net/hysteria/bankers.html
Profiting from WWI

“ The banking and business elites salivating for war included J. Henry Schroder Banking Company, the Rockefellers, the Eugene Meyer family, J.P. Morgan, Alex Brown & Sons, Kuhn Loeb & Co., the Rothschilds, the Warburgs, the Baruch and Guggenheim families and a few others who weaved a tightly connected web of power, money, arms and influence for their own financial gains. Their mutual influence on world affairs often crossed as they financed all sides for a continual, profit rendering conflict.

J. P. Morgan, Jr., one of the signatories to the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913, played a prominent role in the financial aspects of war-mongering. It was he who made the first loan of $12,000,000 to Russia, and in 1915, a loan of $50,000,000 to the French Government. All of the munitions purchases in the United States by the British were made through one of his firms, and he organized a syndicate of about 2,200 banks and floated a loan of $500,000,000 to the Allies.

J.P. Morgan also received the proceeds of the First Liberty Loan to pay off $400,000,000 which he in turn advanced to Great Britain at the outbreak of war. By 1917, the Morgans and Kuhn, Loeb Company had floated a billion and a half dollars in loans to the Allies. The bankers also financed a slew of pro-war (disingenuously named “peace”) organizations which prodded US citizens to become involved in the War. The “Commission for Relief in Belgium” made up grisly atrocity stories against the Germans, while a Carnegie organization called the “League to Enforce Peace” (later, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) agitated in Washington for US entry into war.

Sometimes, the bankers financed both sides. The Rothschilds’ agents, the Warburg banking house, were financing the Kaiser. Paul Warburg, a naturalized citizen from Germany who had been decorated by the Kaiser in 1912, was vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He had also handled large sums furnished by Germany for Lenin and Trotsky while his brother Max (who was Kaiser Wilhelm’s personal banker) was the leader of the German espionage system! It was this brother, Max, who authorized Lenin’s train to pass through the lines and execute the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Jacob Schiff, like the Warburgs, also had two brothers in Germany during the war, Philip and Ludwig, who also were active as bankers to the German Government.

The Rothschilds meanwhile bought the German news agency, Wolff, to further control the flow of information to the German people and what the rest of the world would hear from inside Germany. One of the leading executives of Wolff was none other than Max Warburg! The Rothschilds would later buy an interest in the Havas news agency in France and Reuters in London. The tentacles of the banking families reached deep into the power elites: Dr. von Bethmann Hollweg, was the son of Moritz Bethmann from the Frankfurt banking family of Frankfurt, a cousin of the Rothschilds.

Kuhn, Loeb & Co. represented the Rothschild interests in the US, and along with the Harrimans, the Goulds and the Rockefellers, became the dominant powers in the railroad and America financial world while they war-mongered to fatten themselves even more. The first available appointment on the Supreme Court of the United States which Woodrow Wilson filled was given to Kuhn-Loeb lawyer Louis Brandeis who had been selected by Jacob Schiff to carry on war agitation. Through marriage, the Kuhn Loeb Company managed to twine itself throughout the U.S. Food Administration, the British Secret Service and the Wilson White House. And on and on and on it went, like a ball of twine, tangling and tying the bankers, their progeny and their friends together for war and profits.

On October 13, 1917, Woodrow Wilson stated: “It is manifestly imperative that there should be a complete mobilization of the banking reserves of the United States. The burden and the privilege (of the Allied loans) must be shared by every banking institution in the country. I believe that cooperation on the part of the banks is a patriotic duty at this time, and that membership in the Federal Reserve System is a distinct and significant evidence of patriotism.”

That “patriotism” served the bankers and their cronies well, although it did little for the people of America who sacrificed their sons, fathers, brothers and husbands to a bloody, needless war.”
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Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Tom Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:17 AM
Antisemitism Awareness Act & Religious Liberty

In case anyone is interested, I am providing a link to a Podcast concerning something that is presently going on in the largest Protestant denomination in America; the SBC.

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It has to do with Antisemitism and a resolution that if passed, will make parts of the New Testament to be considered Antisemitic.
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Re: New Controversy with John MacArthur Pilgrim Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:35 PM
Originally Posted by Tom
This is however something that is making Reformed Christians condemn him.
scratch1 "Reformed Christians" condemn MacArthur because he is relying upon the inspired Word of God to deal with the problems that people have in this life? MacArthur recognizes, as did Adams, that there are legitimate physiological causes for wrong behavior. Adams related a pericope from his experience dealing with a young man who did little else but sit on his mother's couch and watch TV. When asked what his problem was, he told Adams that his "therapist" told him that he had mental illness. Adams continued to ask him what "mental illness" his therapist told him he was afflicted with. Continuing the conversation it was revealed this young had no physical problems and he himself was the problem; he was sinning for not working and earning an income to support himself and contribute to his mother for the upkeep she provided him. Adam's concluded with telling the young man that he had no "mental illness" at all, but if he was to "part his hair with a crowbar", he would indeed have "mental illness". Adams and I am confident that MacArthur would strongly recommend that any person he counseled for "problematic behavior", to get a physical examination to determine if there was some physiological issue and then determine how to proceed to help the individual's problem. Today's clowns who are psychiatrists who prescribe all manner of drugs to correct behavioral and/or emotional disorders, so called don't have a clue about dealing with the fallen nature of man. igiveup
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Re: New Controversy with John MacArthur Tom Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:03 PM
Pilgrim
Regardless of what other issues some might have with MacArthur; after reading the full article.
I do not have a problem with it.

This is however something that is making Reformed Christians condemn him.
If there is one thing I do appreciate about John MacArthur is his not caring what
others think, when he believes something is biblical.

Tom
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Re: New Controversy with John MacArthur Pilgrim Fri Jun 07, 2024 6:33 PM
Read the entire article, albeit quickly and found MacArthur's counseling parameters consistent with Adam's "Nouthetic Counseling" methodology. More importantly, it sure seemed to be consistent with biblical teaching concerning sin and the fallen nature of man and it's remedy.
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New Controversy with John MacArthur Tom Fri Jun 07, 2024 12:05 PM
John MacArthur has created a new controversy.
https://www.gracechurch.org/news/posts/3982

Many Christians who were huge MacArthur fans now are saying that
they will no longer follow him.

I find this interesting, isn’t what he said in keeping with Nouthetic counseling and the teaching Dr. Jay Adams taught?

Tom
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Re: Is the church in crisis Tom Tue Jun 04, 2024 12:12 AM
Pilgrim

In your number 3. If you think I am a person that worries about what others think of me and my views. You do not know me very well. Regardless of the fact I cut my Reformed teeth here.

You might remember, many years ago, I was convicted that Calvinism was biblical. Yet I knew that it was going to cost me in terms of family members and friends should I embrace it.
Those were some very painful times in my life and looking back I was correct; but well worth it.

On the Wilson issue, as I have stated I have friends on both sides of the issue.
Many very knowledgable on both sides.

I will be doing a bit more research, which includes what you just said.

Perhaps, I would have been better off leaving the Wilson issue alone, because he is not someone I follow.

Tom
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Re: Is the church in crisis Pilgrim Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:30 PM
Originally Posted by Tom
(allegedly a statement made by Doug Wilson)“Classic Reformed theology calls it the active obedience of Christ. What it means, simply, is Christ for us. In your salvation, you were not given a fraction of Christ, but rather were given all that He ever did . . . In the life of Jesus, Israel finally does it right, and He does it right on behalf of all Israel, all who are gathered to Him by faith”
1. This is exactly what I stated above re: heretics using confusing and deceptive language to avoid the accusation of not embracing the truth. Anyone who knows a wit of theology, specifically the doctrine of justification by faith knows that the "active obedience of Christ" is specifically the life of Christ on earth that was in perfect harmony with the law of God; aka: perfect holiness, the life required by God by every man, woman and child in thought, word and deed. It is THIS, perfect righteousness that is imputed to the believer.
2. What does he mean in his answer that "In the life of Jesus, Israel finally does it right? The word "Israel" in the Bible has c. 5 different meanings. The singular, God-man, the incarnate Son of God, the second Adam, Who came to be the substitute for all whom God predestined to salvation and fulfill both their lack of perfect righteousness (active obedience) and to fulfill the penalty of their transgression of the law, eternal death, by dying as their substitute on the cross (passive obedience). This He did thus securing absolutely ALL that was necessary for their redemption. Soooo, again further, what does Wilson mean "and He does it right on behalf of all Israel, all who are gathered to Him by faith."? The elect are not 'gathered to Him by faith", but rather they are gathered to Christ by and the consequence of the sovereign work of regeneration and irresistible grace of the Holy Spirit. The RESULT of the sovereign work of God is the conviction of sin, repentance of sin(fulness), and a hearty believing upon Christ, which unites them to Him and His work on their behalf. Thus they are adopted as sons of God and the kingdom.

I was once told a axiom which I find to be indispensable and necessary for anyone when explaining/defending the faith: You must be precise, profound and cogent. The above alleged statements from Wilson do not meet any of those three elements. And I suggest that Wilson has a loooooong history of speaking/writing in confusing terms in order to hide his 'unique' views which are at best on the fringe of orthodoxy and in the case of his views on FV, NPP... heretical and worthy of condemnation.

3. As for your personal dilemma, I would ask you to examine yourself in all honesty and if you are more concerned with what others think of you and your views vs. being concerned that Doug Wilson is a wolve in sheep's clothing and is quite successful in deceiving some of your "friends" and/or some you might esteem as faithful? Personally, I would not waste my time with this matter. And UNTIL/IF Wilson totally repudiates ALL of FV, NPP, etc. and articulates in detail that he now holds to the historic doctrine of justification by faith AS UNDERSTOOD AND TAUGHT THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES by the historic Reformed churches and stated in their respective Confessions and Catechisms, this man should not be given the time of day and avoided as an enemy of God and the Church as is taught in Scripture.
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Re: Is the church in crisis Tom Mon Jun 03, 2024 2:04 PM
Pilgrim
You have made your stand very clear now on Wilson.
Here is my dilemna.

The Reformed doctrine of justification by faith alone, in Christ alone. Is perhaps the most important doctrine of the Reformation.

It has been reported by many that Doug Wilson does not hold to this doctrine; regardless of the fact he claims to; because he hold to FV, and until he repudiates FV completely we should consider him a heretic.

In response to this, Wilson has set of do just that; while adding a few caveats.
For example, he indicated he holds to a nuanced view of FV; and rejects others parts of it.

I set out to uncover the truth behind these accusations and did so, not really wanting to, because Doug Wilson is not someone I follow.
Yet, he seems to be someone that is followed or avoided by many of my Reformed friends, aquantences, and theologians.
What I find very odd about this, is both sides are in agreement theology wise. Yet disagree with each other about what Wilson believes.

One of my best friend’s who is actually a fan of Wilson is encouraging me to research the matter myself. Adding that if I come to conclude that Wilson is indeed a heretic, I better be willing to stop following some of my favourite theologians and pastors.

I am not sure I would go quite that far. However, I do know that some of them, speak on occasion at Wilson’s Church.
Including one of my favourites, Voddie Baucham. Someone that I know would not do so, if he was convinced Wilson did not believe in sola-Fide.

Here is a section where Doug Wilson dealt with some accusations.

[quote]3. Kevin says that FV rejects the imputation of the active obedience of Christ. But I affirm the imputation of the active obedience of Christ, and insist, together with Machen, that “there is no hope without it.” This is how I put it twelve years ago. “Classic Reformed theology calls it the active obedience of Christ. What it means, simply, is Christ for us. In your salvation, you were not given a fraction of Christ, but rather were given all that He ever did . . . In the life of Jesus, Israel finally does it right, and He does it right on behalf of all Israel, all who are gathered to Him by faith” (God Rest Ye Merry, p. 50, 2012). So agreement #3: Kevin affirms the imputation of the active obedience of Christ. So do I.

4. Kevin says that in FV theology, works are a condition of final justification, and not corroborating evidence that the person has been justified. This is yet another point of agreement between Kevin and me. As I put it way back in 2007, “I hold that if any of my good works attempted to contribute to my justification before God, then they should be slathered with bacon grease and thrown into hell” (The Auburn Avenue Chronicles, p. 398). So agreement #4: Kevin says that good works are a corroborating evidence of justification. I agree.[\quote]

My friend, said that there are a few reasons why Wilson will not totally repudiate FV. Mainly because he still holds to a few aspects of it. Such as Paedo-communion and he accepts Roman Catholic baptism as valid; regardless of if the fact that he believes Roman Catholicism is heretical.
Obviously, they disagree with Wilson on these things, however they do not believe they are essential issues.

Again, my friend believes should I believe Wilson is a heretic; I should not be following people who do not.

To throw a wrench into this, another Reformed friend of mine chimed in and said that not only is Wilson a heretic; but he is wrong on culture as well.
I found that to be interesting, because Wilson promotes many of the same books on culture, that many of my favourite theologians promote.

Tom
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Re: Is the church in crisis Pilgrim Sun Jun 02, 2024 4:25 PM
NO, I am NOT implying that Wilson actually believes the historic formula but uses that formula to deceive many by redefining terms, etc., as is the common practice of all heretics from the beginning of time. Karl Barth was a master of doing this and deceived myriad people into embracing neo-Calvinism, which is a damnable heresy.

As I stated above, UNLESS Wilson TOTALLY repudiates the teachings of FV, NPP, etc. and positively affirms the historic doctrine of justification in its true meaning, then I have no confidence that he has repented of his sin(s) and remains an enemy of the Church and of God himself.
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Re: Is the church in crisis Tom Sun Jun 02, 2024 3:34 PM
Pilgrim

Are you stating that Wilson believes in “justification by faith alone in Christian alone and …”.
If so, that is something that Wilson denied in the video I was talking about.

Yet if I understand what FV teaches, “and..,”, is exactly what they teach.

I am concerned about the fact Wilson did sign the joint statement of faith on FV.
Before I could believe him, I would need his to clear up that matter, by completely
going against FV.
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Re: Is the church in crisis Pilgrim Sat Jun 01, 2024 1:58 PM
Originally Posted by Tom Hardy
He says he believes in the essential doctrine of justification by faith alone.
No, I am not saying YOU made that statement but rather someone else did and you relayed it here: grin Now, as to the quote, the word that should be given much scrutiny, especially knowing how these FV heretics communicate (read: deception) is "essential" doctrine. So, playing the Devil's advocate, I could assent to the basic statement that, 'justification is by faith alone in Christ alone' and STILL advocate FV, i.e., adding that it is faith alone AND by works (the keeping of the covenant law) that saves. This is very much akin to the Roman Catholic doctrine of justification. Given how Wilson has written on such issues over many years and how convoluted (by intention I assert) he states his beliefs, I have absolutely no confidence that this man has actually repented and has totally rejected all or anything of Federal Vision, NPP, ad nauseam. The Evil One is a master of deception and counterfeiting the truth to lead people astray and away from the actual truth of God's word.
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Re: Is the church in crisis Tom Sat Jun 01, 2024 1:05 PM
Also concerning Doug Wilson.
A friend recently gave me a link to him answering quite a few of the accusations against him.
Taken at face value; he does seem to have answered them and put to rest those accusations.
He says he believes in the essential doctrine of justification by faith alone.

Yet, regardless of the fact he has distanced himself from the name Federal Vision. Why did he sign the joint declaration concerning FV?

Again I have no dog in this fight, because Doug Wilson is not someone I follow.

Unfortunately, I know lots of friends and aquantences on both sides of this fight. What I find strange about that; is they all believe in Reformer theology and other than Wilson, agree with each other.

One particular close friend of mine is of the opinion that after researching the issue a lot. That many are misrepresenting Wilson.
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"God's Strange Calling" by C.H. Spurgeon Pilgrim Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:02 AM
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who is hopefully familiar to all who profess to be a Christian, that renown preacher of the 19th century preached a sermon on August 28, 1864 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington that is one of my favorites. Of course, one would be hard pressed to limit how many of his sermons are one's favorites. giggle The text from which he preached was 1Coriinthians 1:1 26-29. Let his words be a reminder of who the sovereign God of the Bible is, His gracious and merciful will is in regard to fallen mankind, and how it is a loathsome and helpless sinner is brought to union with Christ, having all one's sins forgiven and made an adopted son of God.

You can read this marvelous sermon now by clicking here: God's Strange Calling

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You can read this also in the Notable Sermons Library section of The Highway here: God's Strange Calling


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For later reading, visit the The Highway website and click on the "Sermon of the Month" logo.

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