1.0.2b Carnal Reformed Protestant Covenant ‘Theology’. “BAPTISM” DOES NOT COUNT FOR YOU, or YOUR BABY’S, “RELATIONSHIP to GOD”.

Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’;
is my term for this Flesh-Inspired Intrusion
upon a Proper Interpretation
of THE REVELATION to MANKIND,
by OUR CREATOR GOD.

‘Revising’, or ‘Reforming’ ideas about The Bible
would be a good thing,

if God Hadn’t ALREADY HAD HIS WITNESS
in HIS CHURCHES THROUGHOUT HISTORY
that EXISTED
FROM THE MOMENT JESUS FOUNDED THEM
and
PROMISED HE WOULD BE WITH THEM, ALWAYS.

Jesus’ churches have Existed
since Jesus Founded them

and ‘The Roman Catholic’ System of Religion
was Invented 100% as a COUNTERFEIT
of JESUS’ Divinely Founded church Organization.

So, ‘going FROM Roman Catholicism’,

‘BACK TO THE TRUTH’ IS NOT NECESSARY.

THE TRUTH HAS BEEN HERE ALL ALONG,
without Satan’s Counterfeit.

Bible Study IS WHERE GOD’S TRUTHS ARE.

The Bible just CAN NOT BE BOUND
to A MAN-MADE SYSTEM
that has been used by Satan
to ROB The BLESSINGS of GOD’S TRUTHS
and REVELATIONS,
under the ‘trick’ of ‘a need to Reform’, in this case.

Of course, ABANDONING
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC COUNTERFEIT
of THE CHURCHES JESUS BUILT
IS FULLY and ABSOLUTLY ADVISABLE.

However, GOD Did Not ‘Start’
with something ‘Roman Catholic’,
to ‘REFORM”
and….?

Neither should we.

That’s like listening
to the Predetermined Lies
of The Intensionally Deceptive
Mockingbird Project media

and then working back with,

‘O.K., that was their best, World-Class,
C.I.A. Psychological Warfair,

now let’s try to see what’s wrong with it
and why it is a Bunch of Lies….’

Why?

Why? the FAKE MIDDLEMAN???

GIVE ME WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON, FIRST.

THEY WOULD JUST MESSING ME UP
and WASTING MY LIFE.

I don’t need to watch Satan ‘Social Engineer’ me,
through their service for him…..

Same with The Bible and Truth.

GO GET IT.

THE BIBLE IS UNDERSTANDABLE
and T E A C H A B L E……

So, YOU WILL KNOW WHAT GOD HAS SAID.

“HEREIN WE DO KNOW”.

“I John 5:13; I have written these things to you
who Believe in the Name of the Son of God,
so that you may know that you have Eternal Life.”

“John 1:12
But to all who did Receive Him,
to those who Believed in His Name,
He gave the right to become children of God–“

“John 5:24
Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever Hears My Word
and Believes Him Who Sent Me has Eternal Life

“and will not come under Judgment.
Indeed, he has crossed over from Death to Life.”

“John 20:31
But these are Written so that you may Believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,

“and that by Believing
you may have Life in His name.”

“1 John 1:2
And this is the Life that was Revealed;
we have seen it and Testified to it,

“and we Proclaim to you The Eternal Life
that was with the Father and was Revealed to us.”

“1 John 2:25
And this is the Promise
that He Himself Made to us: Eternal Life.”

“1 John 3:23
And this is His Commandment:
that we should Believe
in the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ,
and we should Love one another
just as He Commanded us.”

“1 John 4:9
This is how God’s Love was Revealed among us:

God Sent His One and Only Son into the World,
so that we might Live through Him.”

“1 John 5:11
And this is that Testimony:
God has Given us Eternal Life,
and this Life is in His Son.”

“1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God
has Come and has Given us Understanding,

“so that we may Know Him who is True;
and we are in Him Who is True-
-in His Son Jesus Christ.
He is the True God and Eternal Life.”

Our concern is when ‘people’ have ‘Created’
other over-lying ‘Peramators’,
or ‘Drawing Conclusions’, in one area that…..?

“Cause the need for Another Gospel” ?!?!?..

…..”To Make it Work”,
within those specific artificial ‘Parameters’.

See?, it can be DECEPTIVE.

Not good.

Can’t do that.

We already know.

AND WE ALL USE THE SAME BIBLE.

LET’S LOOK AT IT.

Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’
is also referred to as “Reformed theology”
and occasionally as “Federal theology.”

Reformed theology
is not equivalent to Reformation theology.

In their protestation
against the theology of Roman Catholicism,
Martin Luther and John Calvin, among others,

developed distinctive theological interpretations, so that Lutheran theology and Calvinistic theology, which call ‘Reformation theology’
both existed
prior to Reformed or Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’.

It was not until the seventeenth century
that a systematized theology
based upon the idea of “covenant” developed.

So, THIS ‘SYSTEM’ is a Late-Arrival,
which should be the tale-tale sign
of any Man-Made INVENTION,
regarding Man-Made ‘Religion’.

Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661) from Scotland,
and Johannes Cocceius (1603-1669) of Holland, were both instrumental in the establishment of Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’.

It became firmly entrenched
in Reformed Protestant theology

after the Church of Scotland
(Note: Not THE church that Jesus Built)
accepted the Westminster Confession in 1647,

which incorporated the idea of federal
or Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’
into a creedal statement for the first time.

The socio-political climate
in which these ideas germinated is important.

In the seventeenth century,
the European societies were breaking free
from the old feudalistic system of governance.

There was strong emphasis
on national sovereignty
and on social contracts or “covenants”
to defend national freedom.

Immediatly, here we begin to see
the prevailing ‘climate’
and thinking of these Individuals

was ‘geared’ toward accepting ‘Covenants’
as a Great Thing
that could serve to Help and Preserve them.

Societal and moral law was emphasized
to maintain these new social structures,
which should have never been blead over
into The Spirit and Liberty of God’s Freedom.

These sociological and cultural factors
lent themselves to the development
of a corresponding political theology
which emphasized law
and covenant and sovereignty.

So, ‘political’ concepts
are permitted to ‘color’ God’s Word
and their approach to Understanding
what God Has Revealed, in The Holy Scriptures.

Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’
has been conducive to political enmeshment throughout its history,
as is evidenced by the contemporary resurgence
of “theonomy” and “reconstructionism.”

Theonomy is a view of Christian ethics
associated with Christian Reconstructionism

(making The World into a Christian Society,
as if that is what God Revealed would Happen,
when God Revealed:

HE WILL RE-CREATE
a NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH, not us).

Theonomy is most noted for its attempts
to show how the ethical standards
of the Old Testament
are applicable to modern society,
including the Standing Laws of the Old Testament, as well as its general ethical principles.

Again, forcing a Fleshly idea of ‘Laws are Good’,
FROM GOD’S INTENSION
for those Laws in The Old Testament Economy

and His FIRST Administration,
in The Old Testament,
of HIS ONE OVERALL,
ETERNAL, COVENANT of GRACE,

‘onto’ Individual and Societies,
in God’s NEW TESTAMENT ECONOMY and
His SECOND, “NEW” TESTAMENT
and ADMINISTRATION, by The Triune Godhead,
of THE ONE ETERNAL COVENANT of GRACE.

That is simply a Flawed, Short-sided, error.

Theologians and authors
identified with Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’
include Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758),
Charles Hodge (1797-1878),
Philip Mauro, Albertus Pieters, Oswald Allis, William Cox, Anthony Hoekema, Herman Ridderbos and John Murray, as well as many others.

These fine teachers have many fine teachings.

THIS IS WHERE Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’
BECOMES AN ISSUE,

BY ‘CREATING’ ANOTHER GOSPEL
WITHOUT TO USE of GOD’S WORD,

FROM: The Westminster Confession of Faith:

http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/

“Chapter XXVII.

“I. Sacraments are holy signs
and seals of the covenant of grace,[1]”

As a ‘Proof’ of The Westminster Confession of Faith,
we have Romans 4:11 given;

“[1] ROMANS 4:11

“And he received the sign of circumcision,
a seal of the righteousness of the faith
which he had yet being uncircumcised:

“that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised;
that righteousness
might be imputed unto them also.”

This is a Bible view of Romans 4:11
outlined in context:

from http://biblehub.com/commentaries/gill/romans/4.htm

The case of accounting anything
to another for righteousness,

is illustrated by two sorts of persons,
who have different things accounted to them,

and in a different manner;

to the worker, the reward is reckoned of debt,
and not of grace, Romans 4:4,

“Romans 4:4; Now to him that worketh
is the reward not reckoned of Grace, but of debt.

but to the Believer that works not,
his Faith, as Abraham’s was,
is counted for Righteousness;

5 But to him that worketh not,
but Believes on Him that Justifies the ungodly,
his Faith is Counted for Righteousness.”

whence it follows,
that not the worker is justified by his works,
but the believer by the righteousness of faith;

and this is confirmed by a testimony of David
in Psalm 32:1,
by which the apostle proves
the imputation of righteousness without works,
in which the happiness of men consists,
in Romans 4:6,

“Romans 4:6; Even as David also
describeth the blessedness of the man,
unto whom God imputeth righteousness
apart from {without} works,”

and shows, that this happiness
does not belong to circumcised persons only,
but to the uncircumcised also;

“Romans 4:7; Saying, Blessed are they
whose iniquities are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered.

“Romans 4:8; Blessed is the man
to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”

and therefore is not by circumcision,
but by faith, Romans 4:9,

“Romans 4:9; Cometh this blessedness, then,
upon the circumcision only,
or upon the uncircumcision also?

Because we say that Faith
was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.”

and which he proves
by observing the time when Faith
was reckoned to Abraham for Righteousness;
not when he was circumcised,
but before, Romans 4:10,

“Romans 4:10; How was it then reckoned?

When he was in circumcision,
or in uncircumcision?

Not in circumcision,
but in uncircumcision.”

the use of which circumcision to him
was to assure him,
that he should be the father
of uncircumcised Gentiles that Believed,

to whom Righteousness should be imputed,
as to him when he was uncircumcised,
Romans 4:11,

“Romans 4:11;

And he received the sign of circumcision,
a seal of the righteousness of the faith

which he had yet being uncircumcised,
that he might be the father
of all them that believe,

though they be not circumcised,
that righteousness
might be imputed unto them also;”

who are described by their imitation of his faith, which he had,
and exercised before his circumcision,
in Romans 4:12;

“Romans 4:12; And the father of circumcision
to them who are not of the circumcision only,

“but who also walk
in the steps of that Faith of our father, Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.”

….

Now, secondly;

The Westminster Confession of Faith
‘presents’ Genesis 17:7-10,

along with Romans 4:11, above,
as their ‘proofs’ of “Chapter XXVII.

“I. Sacraments are holy signs
and seals of the covenant of grace,[1]”

“GEN 17:7 And I Will Establish My Covenant

between Me and you and your seed after you
in their generations for an Everlasting Covenant,
to be a God unto you, and to your seed after you.

…”10 This is My covenant, which you will keep,

between Me and you and your seed after you;
Every man child among you will be circumcised.”

This chapter 17 of Genesis

from http://biblehub.com/commentaries/gill/genesis/17.htm

treats of a Covenant Made, by God, with Abram,
sometimes called the Covenant of Circumcision,

and the time when God Appeared to Abram,
and Promised to Make
the Covenant of Circumcision, and did,

in Genesis 17:1;

the particulars of the Covenant of Circumcision, both with respect to himself,
whose name was now changed,
and to his posterity, Genesis 17:4;

the token of the Covenant of Circumcision, circumcision, the time of its performance,
and the persons obliged to it,
in Genesis 17:9;

So, we have The Westminster Confession of Faith

COMBINING;

“ROMANS 4:11

“And he received the sign of circumcision,
a seal of the Righteousness of the Faith…”

WITH;

“GEN 17:7 And I Will Establish My Covenant

between Me and you and your seed after you
in their generations for an Everlasting Covenant,
to be a God unto you, and to your seed after you.

…”10 This is My covenant, which you shall keep,

between Me and you and your seed after you;
Every man child among you will be circumcised.”

TO ‘CREATE’;

I. Sacraments are holy signs
and seals of the covenant of grace,[1]”

That is their Beginning Statement;
and their ‘Premise’.

However, as you continue reading
the remainder of their Point I, above,

and the following Point II, III, IV, etc., below,

DO THEY SOUND LIKE THE BIBLE DOES, HERE…:

“Romans 4:6; Even as David also
describeth the Blessedness of the man,
unto whom God Imputed Righteousness
apart from {without} works,”

and shows, that this happiness
does not belong to circumcised persons only,
but to the uncircumcised also;

“Romans 4:7; Saying, Blessed are they
whose iniquities are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered.

“Romans 4:8; Blessed is the man
to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”

The Westminster Confession of Faith
Point Ib:

“immediately instituted by God,[2]

( THIS? ): Sacraments are holy signs
and seals of the covenant of grace,[1]”

Point 1c: “to represent Christ and His benefits;
and to confirm our interest in Him:[3]

(CONFIRM OUR INTEREST IN HIM?)

Point 1e: “as also, to put a visible difference
between those that belong unto the Church
and the rest of the world;[4]

Point 1f: “and solemnly to engage them
to the service of God in Christ,
according to His Word.[5]

The Westminster Confession of Faith
goes on to their sub-section II, of Chapter XXVII:

“II. There is, in every sacrament,
a spiritual relation, or sacramental union,”

WHERE DID THIS “RELATIONSHIP” COME FROM
THAT IS “SPIRITUAL”??

THAT HAS TO DO WITH “A SACRAMENT”,
or “Ordinance”, like Circumcision, or Baptism ?????

WE DIDN’T SEE IT HERE, IN THE BIBLE:

WE DO SEE THE OPPOSITE:

“Romans 4:6; Even as David also
describeth the Blessedness of the man,
unto whom God Imputed Righteousness
apart from {without} works,”

and shows, that this happiness
does not belong to circumcised persons only,
but to the uncircumcised also;

“Romans 4:7; Saying, Blessed are they
whose iniquities are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered.

“Romans 4:8; Blessed is the man
to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”

DO YOU SEE A RELATIONSHIP THAT IS SPIRITUAL. BETWEEN the “WORKS”, by an Individual,

when Participating in a “Sacrament”, or Ordinance,
like Circumcision, or Baptism, in THE BIBLE ???

Again, The Westminster Confession of Faith
goes on to their sub-section II, of Chapter XXVII:

“IIa. There is, in every sacrament,
a spiritual relation, or sacramental union,”

IIb: between the sign and the thing signified:
whence it comes to pass,

that the names and effects of the one
are attributed to the other.[6]

????????????????????????????????????

“A UNION “? “A SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP” ?

“Between the SIGN
being “Circumcision”, or “Baptism”,

and the thing signified;

THAT IS THE BLOOD SACRIFICE of JESUS CHRIST
signified by Circumcision,

and

THE DEATH, BURIAL and RESURRECTION
of JESUS CHRIST signified by “Baptism”.

“A RELATIONSHIP, SPIRITUALLY,
BETWEEN “THE SIGN” being Performed, by Circumcision, or Baptism

and the Actual

THE BLOOD SACRIFICE of JESUS CHRIST
signified by Circumcision,

and

THE DEATH, BURIAL and RESURRECTION
of JESUS CHRIST
signified by “Baptism”.

“A UNION” ?????

WHAT ?????

NOW, LOOK:

Again, The Westminster Confession of Faith
goes on to their sub-section III, of Chapter XXVII:

“III. The grace which is exhibited in
or by the sacraments rightly used,
is not conferred by any power in them;

neither does the efficacy of a sacrament
depend upon the piety or intention of him
that does administer it:[7]

but upon the work of the Spirit,[8]

I’M SORRY, But Did you Know,
“The Work of The Spirit” takes place
and is “conferred” by ‘the sacraments rightly used?’

I didn’t and don’t and never will.

The writings of men
THAT ARE NOT BIBLICAL
MUST BE DISMISSED OUT of HAND.

Good bye.

…And that The Holy Spirit “confers WHAT?
by ‘the sacraments rightly used’ ????

The Westminster Confession of Faith
in their sub-section III, of Chapter XXVII,
that we are reading, says:

“III. The grace…. “

I’m through.

That’s BLASPHEME.

You can read and reference the remainder of their “Confession”, but I have NO USE FOR IT.

……………………….

The Westminster Confession of Faith
goes on to their sub-section III, of Chapter XXVII:

“and the word of institution,
which contains,
together with a precept authorizing the use thereof, a promise of benefit to worthy receivers.[9]

“IV. There are only two sacraments
ordained by Christ our Lord in the Gospel;

that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord: neither of which may be dispensed by any,
but by a minister of the Word lawfully ordained.[10]

“V. The sacraments of the Old Testament
in regard to the spiritual things
thereby signified and exhibited, were,
for substance, the same with those of the new.[11]”

Forget them….

“Romans 4:4; Now to him that works*
is the reward not Reckoned of Grace, but of debt.

but to the Believer that works not,
his Faith**, as Abraham’s was,
is Counted for Righteousness;

“5 But to him that works not,
but Believes on Him that Justifies the ungodly,
his Faith is Counted for Righteousness.”

* an individual’s “work”, by an ACTIVITY
on The PART of MAN,

such as The Administration of an Ordinance,
like “Circumcision”, or Baptism” are:

“works … not Reckoned of Grace, but of debt”.

works … not COUNTED of Grace, but of debt.

** The Believer Has FAITH in The Actual

THE BLOOD SACRIFICE of JESUS CHRIST
signified by Circumcision,

and

THE DEATH, BURIAL and RESURRECTION
of JESUS CHRIST
signified by “Baptism”

and:

“Believes on Him that Justifies the ungodly,
his Faith is Counted for Righteousness.”

when they:

“Believe on Him that Justifies the ungodly,
his Faith is RECKONED for Righteousness.”

….

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR “BAPTISM”
TO COUNT FOR YOU, or YOUR BABY’S,

“RELATIONSHIP, SPIRITUALLY”
and a “UNION” with GOD,

as if You Place Yourself, or a Loved One,
into Some “Covenant Agreement” He Has Made,

THEN THAT IS AN ETERNALLY FATAL MISTAKE.

“Romans 4:4; Now to him that works
is the reward not Reckoned of Grace, but of debt.

but to the Believer that works not,
his Faith**, as Abraham’s was,
is Counted for Righteousness;

“5 But to him that works not,
but Believes on Him that Justifies the ungodly,
his Faith is Counted for Righteousness.”

Strong’s Concordance

logizomai: to reckon, to consider

Original Word: λογίζομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: logizomai
Phonetic Spelling: (log-id’-zom-ahee)

Short Definition: reckon, count, decide

Definition: reckon, count, charge with; reason, decide, conclude; think, suppose.

HELPS Word-studies

3049 logízomai
(the root of the English terms “logic, logical”) –

properly, compute, “take into account”;
reckon (come to a “bottom-line”),
i.e. reason to a logical conclusion (decision).

“Come now, Let Us Reason Together,
Says the LORD:

” though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;

“though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.”

Isaiah 1:18.

“I John 5:13; I have written these things to you
who Believe in the Name of the Son of God,
so that you may know that you have Eternal Life.”

“John 1:12
But to all who did Receive Him,
to those who Believed in His Name,
He gave the right to become children of God–“

“John 5:24
Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever Hears My Word
and Believes Him Who Sent Me has Eternal Life

“and will not come under Judgment.
Indeed, he has crossed over from Death to Life.”

“John 20:31
But these are Written so that you may Believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,

“and that by Believing
you may have Life in His name.”

“1 John 1:2
And this is the Life that was Revealed;
we have seen it and Testified to it,

“and we Proclaim to you The Eternal Life
that was with the Father and was Revealed to us.”

“1 John 2:25
And this is the Promise
that He Himself Made to us: Eternal Life.”

“1 John 3:23
And this is His Commandment:
that we should Believe
in the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ,
and we should Love one another
just as He Commanded us.”

“1 John 4:9
This is how God’s Love was Revealed among us: God Sent His One and Only Son into the World,
so that we might Live through Him.”

“1 John 5:11
And this is that Testimony:
God has Given us Eternal Life,
and this Life is in His Son.”

“1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God
has Come and has Given us Understanding,

“so that we may Know Him who is True;
and we are in Him Who is True-
-in His Son Jesus Christ.
He is the True God and Eternal Life.”

John 6:44
“No one can come to Me
unless the Father Who Sent Me Draws him,
and I Will Raise him up at The Last Day.”

Deuteronomy 4:37
“Because He Loved your fathers,
therefore He Chose their descendants after them.

And He Personally Brought you from Egypt
by His Great Power,”

Deuteronomy 7:8
“but because the LORD Loved you
and Kept the Oath
which He Swore to your forefathers,

“the LORD Brought you out by a Mighty Hand
and Redeemed you from the house of slavery,
from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”

Psalm 25:6
“Remember, O LORD,
Your Compassion and Your Lovingkindnesses,
For they have been from of old.”

Hosea 11:4
“I Led them with cords of a man,
with Bonds of Love,

And I became to them
as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws;
And I bent down and fed them.”

Malachi 1:2
“I have Loved you,” says the LORD.
But you say, “How have You Loved us?”

“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have Loved Jacob;

**********

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