Paul's Passing Thoughts

A Blog for TANC Ministries

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on February 19, 2016

Follow-up: A Response to the Shapiro / MacArthur Interview

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on December 16, 2018

COUNTERPOINT

One of the salient points brought up by John Immel during our discussion this afternoon was Ben Shapiro’s woeful misunderstanding and mis-representation of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and it’s resulting impact on western culture.  In response to this, we have reposted a portion of John’s 2016 TANC Conference where he discusses sacrifice as the highest moral standard and Kant’s contribution to that ideology.

Hear John Immel on Shapiro’s assessment of Kant

John Immel on Immanuel Kant from TANC 2016:
https://paulspassingthoughts.com/2017/07/20/the-disaster-of-sacrifice-as-the-ultimate-moral-standard-part-3/

A Response to the Shapiro / MacArthur Interview

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on December 16, 2018

One Reason Justification by Faith is a Blatant False Gospel: They Call it an “Atonement”

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on December 15, 2018

Edited HD video in process, will post link at a later date. 

Protestant scholars routinely refer to salvation as an “atonement.” Therefore, unwittingly, they are openly proclaiming justification by faith as justification by the law. Protestantism, in fact, is the very same type of salvation doctrine that the apostle Paul spent his whole ministry contending against.

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Paul M. Dohse Sr. Kate Snyder No, no, you are not churchy at all as you excommunicate me for challenging your thinking that are the thoughts of others. And who said anything about Andy Young? LOL! Nevertheless, honored to be immediately identified with him.

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A Response to the Shapiro / MacArthur Interview

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on December 12, 2018

Just Admit It: God as the Creator of Evil is Protestant Orthodoxy

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on December 11, 2018

 

47390851_759738024392337_7412635866633338880_nYou will never learn much about world philosophy in church because that’s what its doctrines of salvation are based on. The idea that the Protestant Reformation was born from Martin Luther stumbling upon some epiphany-invoking verse of Scripture in Romans is propaganda. Sola scriptura is a lie; it is the “noble lie” of ancient tradition. More on that a little later. To understand world philosophy is to understand the church lie.

It is amazing to me  how Western academia is able to dress up its religion to look more cultured than run-of-the-mill Voodoo in third world countries. But their is no difference. One thing that always confused me is mythology and its relationship to the part of  Western intellect that built the wonders of the world. How could Western scholars believe soap opera versions of religion and other narratives concerning Zeus et al that are very far-fetched?

To the credit of the Reformers and their ability to deceive, they made mythology scholarly by relabeling it as “orthodoxy.” Mythology and orthodoxy are the exact same thing. Because Protestantism came out of the mother of all religions, like all other religions; ie., the knowledge of good and evil, there is a dichotomy between knowledge and mankind. Hence, the ultimate knowledge of mankind is that mankind cannot know. That’s Socrates and his understudy Plato.

Sure, mankind can know stuff that works in the material realm, but that is not “knowledge from above.” So, we have a strict dichotomy between the knowledge of good, which is the spiritual/invisible realm, and the evil material realm which includes mankind. Anything that can be perceived with the five senses is evil. That’s Dualism, which Plato later articulated into a science, and became Gnosticism which was the number one nemesis of Christ during His ministry and the apostles afterward.

Catholicism and Protestantism both are predicated on this basic philosophy. Of course, God’s gospel design was specifically designed to drive a spear through the heart of religion based on the philosophy of man; Christ came and joined holiness to the material realm. God’s elected gospel is in direct contradiction to the religion of all religions: the knowledge of good and evil. Hence, Catholicism and Protestantism both stand in opposition to God and His gospel. Protestantism in particular is an antichrist religion.

Clearly, the father of Protestantism, Martin Luther, was a Platonist who believed that goodness and mankind, whether lost or saved, are mutually exclusive. Protestantism redefines the new birth as a sixth sense given to man (and sometimes taken back) that enables man to “see the kingdom” but not participate in it.

Herein is where we inter into a definition of mythology and orthodoxy in regard to the metaphysical narrative or story. Simple stated, a metaphysical narrative is a bedtime story for mortals that enables them to maneuver through the material world of shadows to obtain salvation. Mythology is made up of parables that teach mortals how to obtain some sort of salvation in the end and the best possible “wisdom” for coping in the world of shadows. The humble confess that they cannot know anything good, but orthodoxy/mythology enables them to be guided through a process of salvation of some sort.

Protestantism merely made the Bible THE metaphysical narrative. As John Calvin states in the very first sentence of his Institutes of the Christian religion, ALL wisdom is comprised “entirely” of the knowledge of man and God. In other words, the knowledge of good and evil. That’s the religion presented to Eve in the garden and the same religion from which all religions flow. Whether the half-crazed Voodoo doctor chanting in the jungle, or Albert Mohler sitting in his library—it’s all the same premise.

Yes, one day God decided to write a metaphysical narrative for his own self-love and glory because everything is about God’s glory: “Soli Deo Gloria, glory to God alone.” As far as, “Sola scriptura (Latin ablative, “by Scripture alone”) is the Christian doctrine that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. Sola scriptura does not deny that other authorities govern Christian life and devotion, but sees them all as subordinate to and corrected by the written word of God,” right, it is the supreme authority for knowing that we cannot know, and is the final authority in regard to what the “other authorities” say that it says. They are Martin Luther’s “theologians of the cross” because they know mankind cannot know save the evil of man as set against God’s holiness. By the way, most contemporary “Biblical counseling” is predicated on this precept. If you want to read a book that lays all of this out in uppity sounding Western scholarship, read Paul David Tripp’s “How People Change.” Well, according to the book, people change by using the Bible to see their own evil in a deeper and deeper way as set against God’s holiness. That’s Protestantism in a nutshell. Tripp does a good job of articulating the hermeneutic in said book.

So, now do you understand the “gospel of sovereignty”? Do you now understand how James White can say what he says about child rape? Of course it is decreed by God because all of reality is a redemptive narrative written by God. Everything that happens in reality is an elaborate story written by God. It’s reality as story. Did God predetermine what you will wear tomorrow? Of course He did because that’s the way He wrote that event into the story. And the story is also history.

And since part of the narrative is about man’s evil, that would include some young girl being written into the script as a victim of rape. And remember, the story is reality, it is a metaphysical narrative. Everything that happens in your life was prewritten by God because reality is a story written by God. Once you understand this, you begin to see it everywhere in church and Christian media, particularly the “Gospel Project” which is a “Bible study” program for children. The Protestant people group supplies no better example of a dumb ox being led to the slaughter.

Doctrinally,  this is known as the “historical-redemptive” hermeneutic. People assume, “Well, of course the Bible is about redemption!” This is the typical use of assumptions that Protestant scholars use to deliberately deceive church-goers. Another hermeneutic is the “historical-grammatical” which I will not address here, but suffice to say both hermeneutics are based on two different theories of reality and presuppositions about mankind.

As Paul David Tripp states in the aforementioned book, “God invites you to enter into the plot!” Yes indeed, and it would behoove you to enter yourself into the plot as a humble church-goer who knows that you cannot know and therefore willing to “submit yourself to godly men that God has placed in authority over you.”

Because, you know, that’s how God wrote the story.

paul

 

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