The Arminian Heresy of Universal Atonement (Rev. Angus Stewart)

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“A universal atonement means that Christ merely makes salvation possible and thus it denies that His death actually saves. The Bible, however, declares that Christ delivered (Heb. 2:15), reconciled (Rom. 5:10), redeemed and ransomed (Gal. 3:13), and justified His people “by his blood” (Rom. 5:9). If Jesus paid the price for everybody head for head and some perish in Hell, then His atonement does not save all—or even most of those—for whom it was made. How can Christ be “satisfied” in His atonement (Isa. 53:10), if millions perish for whom He shed His blood? Then too Christ’s death is not substitutionary, for if He took the punishment of the reprobate, why are they judged? If some for whom Christ died go to Hell, then God punishes their sins twice, once on Christ and once on them. Is this consistent with the infinite justice and righteousness of God? How can some whom Christ reconciled, and for whom there is no condemnation (Rom. 8:34), dwell forever in Hell?”

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Published in: on September 3, 2010 at 10:31 am  Comments Off on The Arminian Heresy of Universal Atonement (Rev. Angus Stewart)  
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Beware of Douglas Wilson: Part 5

Despite statements by Wilson that are heretical, because of Wilson’s deceptive tongue and often orthodox-sounding words there are some who think Wilson is not a dangerous wolf.

However, even if Wilson didn’t make a single heretical statement (of course, he has made plenty), he would still be a wolf since he actively promotes his fellow Federal Vision members along with their soul-damning heresies.  Those whom Wilson promotes in the  Federal Vision can at times be much more overt than Wilson in their heretical teachings.

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Published in: on April 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm  Comments Off on Beware of Douglas Wilson: Part 5  
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“On Truth and Heresy” (George Gillespie)

Truth and Heresy” (1649) by Wesminster divine George Gillespie is an excellent piece warning about doctrinal compromise and deception.  The following is an  excerpt refuting the theological relativists of his time, who are not unlike those of today:

“Search the scriptures,” John 5:39; Acts 17:11. Do not take upon trust new lights from any man, be he never so eminent for parts or for grace, but to the law and the testimony.

The upshot of all is that we ought to hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, and be steadfast, and even immovable in the truth, and not to give place to the adversaries, no, not for an hour, Gal. 2:4-5.

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Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm  Comments Off on “On Truth and Heresy” (George Gillespie)  
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The Covenantal Orthodoxy of Daniel Ritchie: A Response to Greg Loren Durand’s “The Covenantal Nomism of Daniel Ritchie”

Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm  Comments Off on The Covenantal Orthodoxy of Daniel Ritchie: A Response to Greg Loren Durand’s “The Covenantal Nomism of Daniel Ritchie”  
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Beware of Steve Schlissel

Steve Schlissel is one of the most overtly heretical proponents of the Federal Vision heresy which is rapidly infecting Reformed circles. He proudly advocates salvation by law instead of salvation through faith in Christ.

This can be seen in this audio debate between Schlissel and John Otis.    (Pay attention to Schlissel’s comments from the 27:00 mark onward.)

Schlissel blatantly denies the law/Gospel distinction.  He wrote,

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Published in: on March 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm  Comments Off on Beware of Steve Schlissel  
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