The Appeasement of Theological Terrorists

In “Inspired Apostle vs. Academic Whores,” Vincent Chueng offers some important insights on how many in the church today appease theological terrorists, that is, those who pervert the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

He bases his discussion on 1 Timothy 6:3-5, which reads:

“If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.”

Here are some excerpts from Chueng’s piece (all words in bold are mine):


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On the Application of Matthew 18 to Public Sin (Brian M. Abshire)

Rev. Brian M. Abshire has written an excellent piece “On the Application of Matthew 18 to Public Sin,” which refutes the commonly-held view that sin must always be addressed privately.

As he demonstrates, where there is the sin of distorting gospel, and hence the well-being of the church is at stake, dealing with the matter–at least 0ften–is a public, not a private, matter.  Here is an excerpt:

The common thread to all these “exceptions” to the first step of Matthew 18 is that there is more than the individual sinner’s welfare is at stake. This actually makes sense in the context of Matthew 18:15. The Majority Text of verse 15 adds the words “against you.”


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Beware of Douglas Wilson: Part 3

Roman Catholicism and Douglas Wilson’s Federal Vision theology are essentially the same in their perversions of the Gospel.

In part two, we covered Douglas Wilson’s interview with Christian Renewal where he equates saving faith with works.  This was not a unique incident.

In vol. 15, issue 5, of his magazine Credenda/Agenda, he states:

Now this fides salvifica does not cause obedience in the way that a billiard ball striking another one causes it to move. It is not mechanical. Rather, it brings about obedience organically, the way life in a body causes that body to breathe. As a body without the spirit is dead so faith without works is dead (Jas. 2:26). This is why saving faith necessarily lives and actsOne of the principal acts performed by such saving faith is the act of trusting in Christ alone for both justification and sanctification.

Douglas Wilson, “A Pauline Take on the New Perspective,” Credenda/Agenda vol. 15, issue 5 (2003): 8.

(For a refutation of Wilson’s interpretation of James 2:26, see “Does James 2 contradict Romans 4?,” by John MacArthur.)


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What is Salvation? (In 2 Minutes)

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Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats (C.H. Spurgeon)

Charles Spurgeon versus the “Seeker Sensitive” movement of his day.

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