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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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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Beware of Doug Wilson: Part 2 (video version)

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Published in: on February 24, 2010 at 7:52 am  Comments Off on Beware of Doug Wilson: Part 2 (video version)  
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Why the Manhattan Declaration approves of False Gospels


In this interview, John MacArthur does an excellent job weighing-in on the gospel compromises made by the “Manhattan Declaration.”   (Although we disagree with the degree of power MacArthur seems to say Satan has over the world, since Christ has total control; see, for example, Matt. 28:18.)

Like the wicked Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) document, the Manhattan Declaration (MD) considers false forms of Christianity (in this case, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox, both of which teach salvation by works) to be genuine Christian.

An example where the MD considers Romans Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxism to be equally Christian as evangelicalism is the following:

We, as Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians, have gathered, beginning in New York on September 28, 2009, to make the following declaration, which we sign as individuals, not on behalf of our organizations, but speaking to and from our communities. We act together in obedience to the one true God, the triune God of holiness and love, who has laid total claim on our lives and by that claim calls us with believers in all ages and all nations to seek and defend the good of all who bear his image.”

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Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 3:49 pm  Comments Off on Why the Manhattan Declaration approves of False Gospels  
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Theonomy does not Promote Salvation by Works: Part 3

It is interesting how many who are very vocal in arguing that theonomy leads to the heretical Federal Vision (FV) movement (which teaches salvation by works), are not so vocal about the fact that the theonomic Reformed Presbyterian Church of the United States (RPCUS) was the first denomination to condemn the FV,[1] and, that it is the largely non-theonomic Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) (the two largest ostensibly conservative Presbyterian denominations) that have tolerated the FV and allowed it to fester within their ranks.

(On this latter point, see, for example, Brian Schwertley’s piece “The Gospel Crisis in the OPC and PCA,” as well as an audio version.)

In fact, the RPCUS—which condemned the FV the very year of its inception, in 2002—was accused of condemning the FV too hastily.[2]

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Published in: on December 15, 2009 at 6:38 pm  Comments Off on Theonomy does not Promote Salvation by Works: Part 3  
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