Thursday, April 25, 2013

Doctrine without Love is Dead...

At least that is my opinion.

Here is an interesting conversation going on over at Spiritual Sounding Board. Come join in if you like.

My Twitter Conversation with a Pastor about Doctrine and Truth

Monday, April 15, 2013

Scapegoating Women Part II

I was looking up some stuff on Voddie Baucham on Cindy's Under Much Grace Blog and stumble on this post again. Since some of my newer readers may have missed it, I thought I'd post a link to it.

Complementarianism, Scapegoats, and some stuff about a fountain

Voddie really gets my goat sometimes.

He really got my goat last year for this reason (again, for new readers)

Voddie Baucham is Sexist.

Okay, lets just go ahead and say it out loud. He is a misogynist.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Good Quote from Waneta on Rebelling

My friend, Waneta has a blog that has been somewhat inactive. Because of it's inactivity some may miss a few good words from her.

Here is the quote:

"Instead of obeying the command given, [Complementarians] teach and practice a side of Christ that men are commanded to NOT emulate—the lordship of Christ. The lordship of Christ is reserved for Christ alone. Christ shares it with no man. Both men and women, wives and husbands are subject to the lordship of Christ, whether Christian or not. Scriptures never give males lordship over females....  We are all subjects and children. Christ alone is Lord. To teach otherwise is to rebel against God and scripture."

Here is a link to her post:

Loss of Submission to the Commandments of Scripture

Good to see post up by her again.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Calvinist Deceptive Take Over of a Church.

Interesting discussion of Calvinism continuing on The Wartburg Watch.

Commenter Anon 1 has posted references to something called "Quiet Revolution" which is, well, interesting.

Anon 1 on "Quiet Revolution"

Very Interesting

Argo on Neo Calvinism

As I mentioned to Argo, full understanding of Neo Calvinism still defies me though I understand it better this year than last year. But while commenting on The Wartburg Watch,  I asked Argo to please "nutshell" for me the root cause of abuses in the Neo Calvinist movement which Argo has done.

In order to keep track of his comment I'm going to both link and cut and paste it here.

Well, in a word: sure. The whole of Calvinisms despotism can be boiled down to this fact: every core assumption is designed to separate man (men and women) from himself. You are either ruled by your “sinful nature” or you are ruled by the inexorable “irresistible grace” of God. Holding all of this together is the false understanding of God’s sovereignty. Meaning God ultimately controls ALL things, which makes Him the functional author of all the good and evil you do. Which is certainly a tacit admission that God causes evil; but worse than that, and more to the actual truth of the matter, is that this leads the faith inevitably to a place of moral relativism. For two reasons. One: if God controls all things then even things that are ostensibly “evil” are God’s will. Two: if man is indeed wholly depraved, utterly wicked apart from God, then man’s morality ends with his PERSON. And this is important. IF the whole of man is evil then his “sin” is his very existence. Not only does this assumption lead to abuse for obvious reasons, but it equates fully man’s morality the same “perfection” as God’s. You end up with a disturbing gnostic dualism of sorts. God is ALL good, man is ALL evil leaves no arbiter between the two. There is no objective morality that IS the pure and perfect standard. In short, God’s good and man’s evil become mirror images of each other. This is hard to understand I know, but if we understand that man’s person (the human) is fundamentally GOOD, then the dualism is IN MAN (his sinful choices juxtaposed with his righteous human worth, as Paul states in Romans) and the perfect standard of morality is God. Now, they will say they believe this, but they do not. Calvinism’s false doctrine will never suffer the idea that there is ANY good or worth in man. And this is precisely why they cannot truly love, and why the doctrine is inherently abusive.
The authoritative source on this is the Bible, of course. But dump the reformed premises. Focus on how what you are reading actually correlates with REALITY. Focus on how Jesus interacted with “sinners”. What do you think His assumptions were regarding the fundamental worth of humans? And pray for wisdom. God will give you truth.

Direct Link to Argo's comment

All my visitors are free to make comments here, agreeing or disagreeing.
I just count Argo's comment as another step on this strange road of understanding New Calvinism.

Thanks Argo

Monday, April 1, 2013

Scapegoating Women...

... i.e. blaming Jezebel.

Here's a video that lays out how misogyny is scapegoating women using the dreaded "JEZEBEL" label to vent their hate and how men shouldn't be doing that.
Also, It's by a man which is over the top refreshing to me.

Don't Blame Jezebel