Yo, T The man is a happy clappy fool and an advocate for Federal Vision . Need one say more? NotMessage 1 of 6 , Dec 24 3:11 PMView SourceYo, T
The man is a happy clappy fool and an advocate for Federal Vision. Need one say more? Not only does he ignore Cason's survey of Calvin (chapt.7) also published by Reed, that he can dismiss Gillespie's Dispute and then advocate the introduction of feast days is mealy mouthed incompetence, if not outright dishonesty. Neither is the opinion or practice of one theologian, even Calvin, the rule as compared to what the church synodically confesses as in the Westminster Standards, the last and most comprehensive of the Reformed confessions. Why doesn't he just come clean and advocate a return to just the ecumenical creeds of the early church for a tent big enough to include both the Protestants and the Orthodox at the pope's celebration of midnight mass?
The Federal Vision's denial of justification by faith alone by redefining it as covenant faithfulness - we shall be judged by our works for salvation on the last day contra WCF 11:1 - and emphasis on the external and sacramental - union with Christ by baptism as opposed to imputation of Christ's righteousness by faith - is all just so much roman vomit (2Pet. 2:22. I don't know what this last link was doing on FreeRepublic, but it is damning.)
If JM can't tell us what the orthodox doctrine of the RPW or justification is, especially WCF 11:1 on the denial of evangelical obedience, he is hardly qualified to critique either doctrine, much more offer his deceitful substitutes. He needs to shut up and stand down. All his comments are, on either topic, is more boo bait for the bubba's (as Walter William would say), i.e. the simple, unlearned and deliberately ignorant.
But you might try rtdisc. They used to go for stuff like that.
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