I believe we have seen that
‘Protestant Reformed Carnel-Covenant ‘theology’
BLOWS IT & is Non-Bilblical, with regard to
The “Sentimentality” Over-Layed onto Bible Truth.
And that “Sentimentality” is?
It is understandably “Sentimental” to feel,
as a human being, and to then say,
“I want my baby SAVED”.
That is “Sentimental” enough.
That is the “flesh”.
The Eternal Reality of The Bible is Spiritual,
however, not “Sentimental”.
God Says and God IS WHO GOD SAYS HE IS
and NOT what “Sentimental”
individual human beings
THINK He might be………….
A human being is lost in their Natural State of having been born in a sinful condition.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAVIOR.
When you Understand:
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAVIOR,
WE SHOULD LOOK TO JESUS FOR SALVATION.
God is the One Who Said
our “works are as filthy rags”.
For a HUMAN BEING to “COME UP WITH”
some hairy idea about “WORKING TO GET THERE”,
such as, “WE ARE ALL WORKING TO GET TO THE SAME PLACE”, is INFINITELY INCORRECT.
Eternal Salvation is not of “works”, but “OF GOD”.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAVIOR.
Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’ is closely connected
with “five-point” Calvinistic theology,
though not to be equated with such.
Again, do we teach ‘a man named Calvin’,
or THE HOLY SCRIPTURES of GOD?
If I were you,
I’d teach ‘One-Hundred and Twenty-Five Point’
theology, for starters, if you want to Teach.
So, let’s see what else this name,
Carnal-Covenant ‘theology’ has to say for itself.
THEIR REMAINING THEOLOGY IS BIBLICAL.
They don’t know what a ‘church’ is and The Westminster Confession of Faith goes into a ‘church’ being ‘cathiloc’, which means ‘universal’.
And that a ‘church’ is ‘invisable’.
Sure, that is a confusion with what The Kingdom of God is and just means, they don’t know what a ‘church’ is, by Bible definition.
A ‘Called Out Assembly’ is a church,
whether that ‘church’ is a civil congragation,
or a religious organization.
A ‘Local, Particular, Congregation
of Called Out souls, who have Assembled together’, is the Bible definition of a ‘church’,
in every verse it is mentioned, without exception.
There are ‘civil churches’ mentioned in the Bible.
where the same Greek word is used.
“Invisable” ?, “Universal” ? “Catholic” ???
I’ve never seen that in the Bible,
although I understand some of the verses
that cause them to jump and say
they automatically slap you
into some other bunch of other meanings,
Let God Be God.
The Bible Teachings concerning
THE CHURCH THAT JESUS BUILT
is an Extrodinary Privilege to Receieve.
Some of the prominent features
of Carnal-Covenant theology
THAT ARE ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS
of POSITIVE ETERNAL TRUTH, include:
(1) the idea of a common “Covenant of Grace,”
(2) emphasize on the singular
collective “people of God,”
(3) unity and uniformity of God’s people
and the Bible.
A single, over-all,
Everlasting “Covenant of Grace”
is postulated by ‘Carnal-Covenant theology’
AND IS NOT ‘CARNAL’.
ADDING A “SACRIMENT”,
or “ORDINACE” OBSERVANCE TO “GOD’S COVENANT of GRACE” IS CARNAL.
The mention of an “Everlasting Covenant”
in Genesis 17:7,13,19
serves as the basis for this single,
within which a series of subordinate covenants
are said to build upon one another
so as to culminate in the “New Covenant.”
Even so, the Old and New Covenants
are not viewed as two separate covenants,
but only as
two forms of the one “Covenant of Grace.”
ONE ETERNAL AGREEMENT
PROMISED by THE TRIUNE GODHEAD,
from ETERNITY PAST.
The progressive sequence
of subordinate covenants includes
(1) the Covenant of works (Gen. 1,2)
in the Garden of Eden
with the promise of perfect environment,
MADE TO ADAM, WHEN HE DID NOT POSSESS ‘SIN’, But was Capible of Sinning and did.
(2) the Adamic Covenant (Gen. 3)
with the first Promise of a Savior,
(3) the Noahic Covenant (Gen. 6-9)
with the Promise
to never to destroy the Earth by flood again,
(4) the Abrahamic Covenant (Gen. 12-35)
with the promise of multitudinous “seed,”
(5) the Mosaic Covenant (Exod. 19-24)
with the promise of grace,
(6) the Davidic Covenant (II Sam. 7:1-16)
with the Promised throne of David, and
(7) the New Covenant (Heb. 8:8)
which fulfills the Promise of Jeremiah 31:31
and God’s Ultimate Purpose for an “elect people”
BROUGHT INTO a Covenant Relationship
AT SOME POINT IN TIME, THROUGHOUT HISTORY,
WHEN THEY HEAR of THE MESSAGE
of THE GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST
and THE HOLY SPIRIT of GOD ENABLES THEM
TO SPIRITUALLY BELIEVE,
by Bringing their LOST SOUL,
from Spritiual Deadness
and Darkness and Blindness,
to LIGHT, and SPIRITUAL BELIEF..
This Revelation from God
and emphasis on “Covenant”
Serve to cast God’s dealings with man
into a legal, judicial, contractual framework
THAT IS ONE-SIDED.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAVIOR.
GOD THE FATHER PROMISES SALVATION.
THE HOLY SPIRIT MAKES SALVATION EFFECTIVE
within the SOUL of The Newly Created
Is God the ultimate “legal contractor”
who keeps adding clauses to the contract?
No. One Promise. One Eternal Agreement.
of The One Eternal Covenant of Grace.
Does the whole framework of legality
diminish the dynamic and Ontological Essence
of God’s Function?
GOD’S FUNCTION is Expressed
in His Eternal Covenant of Giving Grace,
of Salvation Through The Substitutionary Sacrifice of His Perfect Son.
GOD’S FUNCTION is BASED on HIS LEGAL PROMISE.
Does the covenantal and legal framework
lend itself to external behavioral legalism?
Not unless you start ADDING
the “works” of Ordinances
and ANY OTHER ‘BEAD COUNTING’
or ‘FLOWER SELLING’ ACTIVITY of FALLEN SOULS.
A second prominent feature of Covenant theology is the focus upon the “people of God.”
God, the Father, Chose a “people” for Himself;
The Son Agreed to Pay the penalty for their sin;
The Holy Spirit Agreed to Apply
the Benefits of the Son’s Work
to the “people of God.”
THAT IS EXACTLY TO CASE, BIBLICALLY,
from EACH and EVERY PASSAGE of SCRIPTURE.
Does this not divide the Godhead
into work assignments?
The Agreement, or Eternal Covenant Promise
Among the Persons of The Godhead, by Office,
is The Whole Coucil and The Manifold Wisedom
of The Triune Godhead.
Divinity is never ‘divided’.
Does God need a “people” so necessarily
as to become contingent on man for such?
Man is a sinful God-Hating, enemy of God,
after The Fall of Adam into a Natural State of Sin.
Noone would ever ‘Come to God’,
unless God Chose them and Drew them
to Himself, by The Almighty Power
of God The Holy Spirit.
“Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD
Appeared to him from afar,
Saying, “I Have Loved you with an Everlasting Love; Therefore I Have Drawn you with Lovingkindness.”
Does the sociological collectivism
of an identified “people”
overshadow the individual response to God in Faith?
You Must Be Born Again.
Once an Individual lost soul is BORN AGAIN and ADOPTED into The Family of God, the rationalization of sociological collectivism
is interesting, but Salvation of The Soul
is DIRECT BY GOD.
Does the Application of “Benefits”
adequately explain the Life and Work
of Jesus Christ?
The Blessing of Grace to an Individual Soul,
by The Eternal Salvation of Jesus Christ, The Savior,
is ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD.